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A CLASS Act

The CLASS Act is worth savings [sic – saving], writes Howard Gleckman [Washington Post]: “If it survives, the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act would, for the first time, create a national, voluntary long-term care insurance program to … Continue reading

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Ongoing healthcare reform

At the State level State, school and local government employees would pay 20 percent of their health insurance under various assumptions in Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget. A state senator would ensure state lawmakers do the same. The proposal introduced Wednesday … Continue reading

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Health care reform – up close and personal

Because of the recent healthcare reform, my 25 year old nephew, who has a pre-existing condition that he has had from birth, now has health insurance for the first time in his life. It costs him $240 a month with … Continue reading

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Flaw in Medicare will lead to problems?

According to Eric Schneidewind, President of AARP Michigan and Daniel Michael, President of the Michigan State Medical Society, there’s a built-in problem with Medicare reimbursement, the Sustainable Growth Rate, that will come to a head on January 1. If Congress … Continue reading

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Changes coming to Petoskey hospital

UpNorthLive was following this story early. 7&4 news has learned that Northern Michigan Regional Health System is making changes in at least three of its departments. Northern Michigan Regional Hospital alerted employees of the change. 7&4 spoke to a few … Continue reading

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Low-wage waivers in healthcare law

Because the recent healthcare reforms were not comprehensive and far-reaching, several major corporations were granted exemptions from the insurance rules. Typically these companies pay very low wages and would most likely have dropped health insurance coverage for employees rather than … Continue reading

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