Obamacare

7 noticias de impacto esta semana

Posted on 04/3/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolEstas son las 7 noticias más impactantes de la semana. ¿Estás de acuerdo? Si no es así comparte tu opinión en los comentarios: 1. Corte de la ONU ordena a Japón detener la caza de ballenas: En un histórico fallo, la Corte Internacional de Justicia de las Naciones Unidas dictaminó el lunes de esta semana que Japón ya no puede continuar su cacería anual de ballenas, rechazando el argumento del país en el sentido de que era con propósitos científicos. Los fines del …

¿Obamacare le da un triunfo ‘vital’ a Obama?

Posted on 04/2/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolContra todos los pronósticos, la ley de salud de la administración Obama, conocida como Obamacare, cerró su plazo de registro la medianoche del pasado lunes con más de siete millones de personas inscritas. Terminó como comenzó: con problemas en el sitio web que impidieron que miles de personas se incorporaron a los mercados de seguros médicos para evitar las futuras multas contempladas en el programa. En parte, claro, porque como sucede habitualmente con todo plazo que vence, los usuarios esperaron …

House GOP Plan Seeks Health Cuts to Balance Budget

Posted on 04/2/2014 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsBy Andrew Taylor, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are pressing ahead with a slashing plan to try to balance the budget within 10 years, relying on big decreases in health care programs for the middle class and the poor, as well as tax increases and Medicare cuts engineered by President Obama. The GOP fiscal plan by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., promises $5.1 trillion in spending cuts — and unorthodox accounting incorporating the pro-growth effects of …

Health Law Sign-Ups on Track to Hit 7 Million

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthBy Josh Lederman and Ricardo Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Beating expectations, President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul was on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans for health insurance on deadline day, Monday, government officials told the Associated Press. The 7 million target, thought to be out of reach by most experts, was in sight on a day that saw surging consumer interest as well as vexing computer glitches that slowed sign-ups on the HealthCare.gov website. …

You May Know More About Obamacare Than You Think

Posted on 12/4/2013 by | Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin TodayWho’s best informed about Obamacare? Older Americans, a new Gallup poll shows, at least according to them. Some three of every four Americans 50 or older say they are familiar with the Affordable Care Act. That may not be too surprising, because the new health care law offers older adults who are not yet eligible for Medicare some important new benefits and protections. Before the ACA, for example, insurance companies could deny coverage or charge sky-high rates to older applicants, …

Comparing New Health Insurance Plans Made Easy

Posted on 11/20/2013 by | Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsCall it HealthCare.gov lite. HealthSherpa, the new website’s real name, helps you sort through plans offered by the health insurance marketplace. You can’t actually purchase a plan on HealthSherpa, but as its name suggests, it can be a helpful guide. You simply answer a few key questions — your zip code, whether you smoke, what level of coverage you want — and boom, HealthSherpa delivers an important service that the website for the Affordable Care Act has infamously failed at. …