Category Archives: Healthcare reform

Third judge rules against health reform challenge

For those of you keeping score, legal challenges to health care reform are now 3-2 in FAVOR of reform. A third judge this week tossed out a lawsuit challenging reform on constitutional grounds. Two judges previously ruled against it.

Despite what some on the radical  right would have you believe, rejection of the health care reform law is not a given.

Here are a couple of reports on the recent ruling. One from the left and one from the right.

New York Times: A Third Judge Validates Health Care Overhaul Law

Fox News: Judge Tosses Out Lawsuit Against Obama Health Care Law

Bill Frist: A reasonable approach to healthcare reform

It never ceases to amaze me when a politician takes a reasonable stand on a controversial issue. Consider former Tennessee Sen. Bill Frist’s most recent comments on healthcare reform.

Earlier this week,e th surgeon and former Senate Majority Leader, chastized his fel111109score_atb_02.jpglow Republicans for demonizing the healthcare reform act that was passed last year.

The bill is imperfect, Frist said. It is not the bill he would have drafted, but “it is the law of the land and it is the platform, the fundamental platform, upon which all future efforts to make that system better, for that patient, for that family, will be based.”

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Healthcare reform: What it means to you

Businesses and consumers looking for a clear explanation of what healthcare reform means to them should check out Consumer Reports’ November issue or its website.

Among other things,the magazine explains what the new rules mean if you currently buy private insurance or are covered by an emloyer’s plan or are uninsured.

Small business owners will find helpful information about tax credits.

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Bosses, celebs and more on health care reform

Health care reform headlines from around the Web

BusinessWeek: Gross Says Health Care Reform to Raise Liabilities

RedEye, a Chicago Tribune publication: When celebrities Twitter: Thoughts on health care reform, plus some numbers you should know

CNNMoney: What your boss thinks of health care reform

RedOrbit: Health Care Reform To Impact Restaurants

FoxNews.com: Republicans Look to Voters for ‘Final Say’ on Health Care Reform

WashingtonPost.com: Poll: Health-care reform more popular after passage than before

 

Small biz and healthcare reform

Everybody has an opinion on healthcare reform. Here are some links to different takes on what reform means to business.

CNNmoney.com: What health care reform means for your small business

Inc. magazine Web site: What Health Care Reform Means for Your Business

National Federation of Independent Business: Healthcare

BusinessWeek: Experts Talk Health-Care Reform Bill Impact

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