Daily Archives: June 5, 2013

Maternity Coverage Sought For Young Women On Parent’s Plan

Maternity Coverage Sought For Young Women On Parent’s Plan : Shots – Health News : NPR.

That has not been a big issue before, but it has become more of one since the Affordable Care Act allowed young adults up to age 26 to remain covered on their parents’ health plans.

Under the 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act, employer-provided health insurance generally must cover maternity benefits for spouses. But that law has never been interpreted to cover dependents.

The solution once the PPACA/Obamacare plans become available is to sign up as maternity will be covered under those plans. Of course, why wait if a law suit will do the trick. The flip side is if the law suit is successful, the parents can expect higher health insurance premiums.

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Obamacare’s Negative Impact on Medicare

Obamacare’s Negative Impact on Medicare Will Hurt Seniors.

Ignore the political rhetoric of keeping Medicare “as we know it.” Obamacare has already made significant changes to Medicare, namely through provider reimbursement reductions and the creation of an unelected board of bureaucrats, the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).

Here’s one of the three examples given…

Huge payment reductions that reduce access to care. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), Obamacare will reduce Medicare reimbursements by $716 billion over 10 years. These cuts will hit Part A providers such as hospitals, nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and hospices, along with Medicare Advantage plans. The trustees predict that if Congress allows these cuts to go into effect, 15 percent of Medicare providers would go in the red by 2019, 25 percent by 2030, and 40 percent by 2050.

That’s not a pretty picture. Skilled Nursing facilities are not a place of great service at the present time.

Oh boy, as The Who said in My Generation:

I hope I die before I get old

Well, that’t not my mindset…. yet.

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