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Here are the Blogs in the Tennessee Health Insurance category.
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Tuesday, 26 April 2011
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On Friday, Apr. 15, 2011, President Obama signed H.R. 1473 – Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 – into law. H.R. 1473 provides funding to continue federal government operations for fiscal year 2011. One portion of the act repeals the free choice voucher ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/26/2011 4:00 PM by David Widmer
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Tuesday, 19 April 2011
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On Thursday, Apr. 14, 2011, President Obama signed H.R. 4 – the Comprehensive 1099 Taxpayer Protection and Repayment of Exchange Subsidy Overpayments Act of 2011 – into law. H.R. 4 repeals the 1099 and rental property expense payment information reporting requirement expansion that was part ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/19/2011 8:30 AM by David Widmer
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Thursday, 24 March 2011
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In January, the House passed repeal legislation by a vote of 245 to 189, with three Democrats crossing the aisle to vote with their Republican colleagues. The Senate also voted on repeal in February. However, that attempt was defeated, with Senators voting along party lines. Sixty votes were required ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/24/2011 4:00 PM by David M Widmer
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Friday, 18 February 2011
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The New York Times (2/17, A22, Pear, link to full article here) reports, "The Obama administration said Wednesday that it had granted broad waivers to" Tennessee, Florida, Ohio, and New Jersey "allowing health insurance companies to continue offering less generous benefits than they would ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/18/2011 10:00 AM by David Widmer
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Monday, 24 January 2011
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The AP (1/24, Daniel) reports, "Senate Republicans want to box majority Democrats into allowing a health care repeal vote even if GOP lawmakers expect to be on the losing side." While Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), "who controls the Senate agenda, has said" a repeal "bill ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/24/2011 12:00 PM by David Widmer
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Thursday, 20 January 2011
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I expect this debate will linger well into the 2012 Presidential election. As expected, the House easily passed legislation yesterday to repeal the new sweeping healthcare law. Most of us believe the repeal effort is likely to fail in the Senate, where Democrats maintain a slim majority, but it fulfills ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2011 12:00 PM by David Widmer
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Tuesday, 11 January 2011
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In wake of the shooting in AZ, the debate and move to vote on repeal has cooled off for now and apparently moved from this week to the week of January 17. Keep in mind this effort is largely symbolic and not likely to do any more than give newly elected officials the opportunity to represent the position ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/11/2011 10:00 AM by David Widmer
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Tuesday, 4 January 2011
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How do you feel about the new healthcare law? A vote on repeal legislation will take place on January 12, one week after Republicans take control of the House. Reports indicate it will likely pass the House but not the Senate, and of course, the President has his veto pen. There are also indications ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/04/2011 3:00 PM by David Widmer
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Monday, 3 January 2011
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On December 23, the IRS issued new guidance that allows use of health care debit cards for the purchase of over-the-counter medicines effective January 1, 2011. Previous guidance would have prohibited use of FSA/HRA debit cards for the purchase of OTC drugs. Now, under the new guidance, participants ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/03/2011 10:00 AM by David Widmer
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Friday, 10 December 2010
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About 1.5 million Americans have limited-benefit medical plans that will not comply with the new healthcare law. Therefore, they will be outlawed by 2014. However, most are going to be allowed to remain in existence for now with the requirement to notify participants clearly how much they fall short ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/10/2010 12:00 PM by David Widmer
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