Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Supreme Court announced Thursday morning that the Affordable Care Act, known to many as Obamacare, mandating every American to purchase health insurance is constitutional. How do you feel about the decision? Vote in our poll or share your thoughts in
The Supreme Court announced Thursday morning that the Affordable Care Act mandating every American to purchase health insurance is constitutional and should stand. The court decided that the government is permitted to penalize individuals who refuse to purchase health insurance, according to NBC News. The Supreme Court ruled that the federal government can levy a "tax" on individuals who do not buy into the system, according to NBC News. The individual health care mandate is the key provision in Obamacare, and some legal experts thought that it could be ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. Had it been stripped from the law, many other provisions—such as covering people with pre-existing conditions and not capping insurance coverage…
Thursday, May 10, 2012
State Sen. Tim Solobay said the Republican proposal still leaves many working families without affordable child care or health insurance.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
State Sen. Tim Solobay Wednesday credited the strong voice of Pennsylvanians shortchanged in the Corbett administration’s budget proposal with forcing the changes that were approved by the Senate, and urged citizens to continue the pressure. “The more people looked at the original budget proposal the less it looked like a plan for job growth and support for working families,” Solobay said. “That message came through loud and clear and went a long way toward molding the budget that passed today. There’s still work to do, but we’ll be doing it with momentum.” The $27.7 billion spending plan proposed by Senate Republicans Wednesday would restore $500 million of the shortsighted cuts proposed by Gov. Tom Corbett, but still leaves many working …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
A conference call Wednesday showed many Pennsylvanians are still struggling with health insurance coverage and costs.
When Rick Mossinghoff lost his AdultBasic health insurance coverage, he was in the midst of physical therapy appointments for arthritis in his hip. As Gov. Tom Corbett suggested to the more than 40,000 people who lost that coverage, Mossinghoff enrolled in the Special Care program. And he found out that, in addition to it being higher in cost, it didn’t cover the therapy sessions and limited his doctor’s appointments to four each year. When he went had to later undergo a hip replacement, the Special Care program initially only authorized a one-day hospital stay. While groggy from sedation, Mossinghoff, of Robinson Township, said he had to talk with hospital staff and insurance representatives to get the situation figured out. It was only …