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"Beyond Reform:  Health Care Industry Efforts Hold Key To Access" - Health Affairs blog posting by Carrie Valiant on February 6, 2013. 

Now that the Obama Administration has secured a second term, health reform is a "go". Yet, gaps and questions remain, some of them potentially far more substantial than originally anticipated. While the mandate on individuals to purchase health insurance has survived as a "tax," states will have much more flexibility to opt in or out of expanded Medicaid coverage without losing all of their federal Medicaid funding. And there is always the possibility of further cuts. See more...

"Five Myths About Health Care Access" - by Carrie Valiant appearing on November 6, 2012 in Thomson Reuters News & Insight.

In the national election's continuing controversy over health reform, Governor Mitt Romney commented on the television show "60 Minutes" in early October that there is no need for health reform because "we do provide care for people who don't have insurance. If someone has a heart attack, they don't sit in their apartment and die. We pick them up in an ambulence and take them to the hospital and give them are," he said. See more...

 "The Individual Mandate:  Neither Essential Nor Enough"Health Affairs blog posting by Carrie Valiant on February 10, 2011.

All eyes are focused on the many state challenges to health reform. Florida's recent federal court decision held the entire health reform law unconstitutional, based on the unconstitutionality of the mandate requiring all U.S. citizens to maintain a minimum level of health insurance coverage beginning in 2014, or pay a penalty. Virginia's earlier decision severed only the mandate and penalty, leaving the remainder of health reform standing. See more...


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