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Predicted Health Insurance Reform Savings Misleading?

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

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According to the Obama administration’s director of healthcare reform, Nancy-Ann DeParle, the law will result in a slight reduction in the cost of health insurance. Specifically, each insured person will save up to $1,000 on their health insurance plan by 2019.

While this sounds positive, it does not cancel out the fact that the government’s Medicare actuary predicted a modest cost increase. That is because that cost will be divided among more people–the law seeks to expand coverage to 93 percent of the American population.

Some may consider the relatively small increase a worthwhile investment in our society for helping others, but that trade-off should be presented honestly.

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Obama: Get Moving On Affordable Health Insurance Reform

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

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Even more important than the political process by which it was passed, it is essential to President Obama that affordable health insurance reform is executed effectively. A skeptical public is looking closely.

White House adviser Pete Rouse is in charge of getting the ball rolling. He must coordinate the efforts of many officials in various departments. Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, is also playing a key role in regulating health insurance companies.

Health reform official Nancy-Ann DeParle will also stay on longer than expected, in order to ensure that the process of containing costs while simultaneously insuring millions of previously uninsured Americans goes as smoothly as possible.

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