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Florida Court Finds Mandatory Purchase Requirement of Health Care Law Unconstitutional

From Faithful Reform in Health Care (http://www.faithfulreform.org):         The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (Florida) ruled in the multi-state case that the requirement to buy insurance in the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.  However, the court also ruled that: … Continue reading

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Need a Dose of Courage to Talk about Health Care Reform? Get Help!

From Faithful Reform in Health Care (http://www.faithfulreform.org):   Senior adults, children, young adults, and persons who have been uninsured because of pre-existing conditions, are among those who are already seeing the benefits of health care reform.  On September 23, a … Continue reading

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Seeking Justice in Health Care: A Guide for Advocates in Faith Communities and Other Resources

From Faithful Reform in Health Care (http://www.faithfulreform.org):   Preview a new resource!   The 2010 post-reform version of “Seeking Justice in Health Care: A Guide for Advocates in Faith Communities” is now available.   First published in 2004, and then … Continue reading

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Health Care Reform: Resources for Communities of Faith

From Faithful Reform in Health Care (http://www.faithfulreform.org):   Small Business Health Care Tax Credit (http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/rss_viewer/health_reform_small_business_guidance.pdf): Released May 17th: New guidance to help small businesses, including congregations and communities of faith, understand their eligibility for the new tax credit for providing … Continue reading

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Many Tax-Exempt Hospitals Fail to Disclose Charity Care Policies to Needy Patients

From Community Catalyst (http://www.communitycatalyst.org):   One of national health care reform’s early wins is a provision that strengthens charity care (financial assistance) and community benefit requirements for non-profit hospitals. Often, these programs are the only way uninsured and underinsured patients … Continue reading

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Long-Term Health Care Needs in Health Care Reform Legislation—Resources Available

From Families USA (http://www.familiesusa.org):   Many provisions in the recently enacted health reform law will take effect in the first year. The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act, or the CLASS Act, will go into effect January 2011, and … Continue reading

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The Heart in Health Care Reform—A Moral Vision

From Faithful Reform in Health Care (http://www.faithfulreform.org):   Faithful Reform’s new project—“The Heart in Health Care Reform“—launches today (April 15) with the first resource: “A Moral Vision for Our Health Care Future.” It continues the series in which the provisions … Continue reading

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Who’s Complaining about Health Care Reform? (And What Do They Pay in Taxes?)

From Citizens for Tax Justice (CTJ at http://www.ctj.org):   A new analysis from CTJ shows that many of the companies protesting a tax-loophole-closing reform enacted in the new health care reform law are paying corporate taxes at less than a … Continue reading

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Big Business Takes Aim at Parts of Health Care Reform

From Citizens for Tax Justice (http://www.ctj.org/):   Business groups are already taking aim at particular provisions of the recently signed health care/insurance reform legislation. For example, the American Benefits Council is complaining that several large corporations must take write-downs (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/30/business/30subsidy.html) … Continue reading

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New Health Care Legislation Means Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility Levels Remain through 2014

From Families USA (http://www.familiesusa.org):   The March 21 historic House vote on health reform legislation (H.R. 3590, http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-3590) has immediate implications for state Medicaid and CHIP programs. States will now be required to maintain eligibility levels for Medicaid through December 31, … Continue reading

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