The Exam Room

June 8, 2011 | Issue Post

Promise Then: "If you like your current plan, you will be able to keep it. Let Me Repeat That:-- If You Like Your Plan, You'll Be Able To Keep It." -President Obama (July 21, 2009)

May 19, 2011 | Issue Post

Since the health care reforms became law, the Obama administration has granted more than 1,300 waivers to businesses, organizations, and unions because without the waivers, millions of Americans stand to lose their health care coverage under the law. But you don't have to take our word for it.

May 13, 2011 | Issue Post

Another provision of the health care law is failing to live up to its lofty promises. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), described in a seven-page provision included in the law designed to lower costs for Medicare recipients, are having difficulty attracting interest from possible participants.

April 15, 2011 | Issue Post

Today is the last tax day individuals with health savings accounts, flex spending accounts or health reimbursement accounts will enjoy tax-free over-the-counter medication benefits.

April 6, 2011 | Issue Post

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"Nobody is more aware of the uncertainty of these projections than those of us who were responsible for putting them together..."

"...One very important uncertainty is how employers will respond to the existence of subsidies for buying insurance coverage in the new exchanges..."

March 30, 2011 | Issue Post

During a Health Subcommittee hearing on the true cost of the health care law, CMS Chief Actuary Rick Foster today told Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), "For businesses that have relatively low-income workers, it can turn out to be a win/win for them to drop their former coverage and assist their employees into getting coverage through the exchange."