If the Senate bill passes, here’s what happens immediately

by Karoli 03.10.2010

A quick list, because there seems to be a great deal of confusion: Adult children may remain as dependents on their parents’ policy until age 26 Children under age 19 may not be excluded for pre-existing conditions No more lifetime or annual caps on coverage Free preventative care for all Adults with pre-existing conditions may […]

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Health Care Summit Summary

by Karoli 02.25.2010

Here’s my take on the health care summit: Underneath the talking points, there was a theme from the Republicans: We do not want people with pre-existing conditions to be covered. They had to admit that in public. If you weren’t listening, I’ll try and find you the exact point where it came through loud and […]

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Public Option: Arguments for and against

by Karoli 02.23.2010

With the introduction of President Obama’s blend of the House and Senate health care reform bills, there’s been a flurry of activity in the Netroots over the missing public option. Several groups are mobilizing for it at the same time that key Senators who supported it in the past are quietly leaving it on the […]

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Cost Containment and Cadillacs

by Karoli 01.11.2010

Let’s talk about the so-called Cadillac tax. Without question, it is counter-intuitive and nearly impossible to sell, much less understand. This post is my best effort to present the pros and cons as objectively as I’m able.  I’ll present the arguments for and against that are strongest and let you all figure it out. What […]

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