QUESTION: Mr. President, you said yesterday that it would unprecedented for a Supreme Court to overturn laws passed by an elected Congress. Yet that is exactly what the court’s done during its entire existence. If the court were to overturn individual mandate, what would you do or propose to do for the 30 million people who wouldn’t have health care after that ruling? PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, first of all, let me be very specific. We have not seen a court overturn a law that was passed by Congress on a economic issue, like health care, that I think most people would clearly consider commerce — a law like that has not been overturned at least since Lochner, right? So we’re going to back to the ’30s, pre-New Deal. And the point I was making is that the Supreme Court is the final say on our Constitution and our laws, and all of us have to respect it, but it’s precisely because of that extraordinary power that the court has traditionally exercised significant restraint and deference to our duly elected legislature, our Congress. And so the burden is on those who would overturn a law like this. Now as I said, I expect the Supreme Court actually to recognize that and to abide by well-established precedents out there. I have enormous confidence that in looking at this law, not only is it constitutional, but that the court is going to exercise its jurisprudence carefully because of the profound power that our Supreme Court has. As a consequence, we’re not spending a whole lot of time planning for contingencies. What I did emphasize yesterday is there is a human element to this that everybody has to remember. It’s not an — this is not an abstract exercise. I get letters every day from people who are affected by the health care law right now even though it’s not fully implemented, young people who are 24, 25, who say: You know what? I just got diagnosed with a tumor. First of all, I would have not gone to get a checkup if I hadn’t had health insurance. Second of all, I wouldn’t have been able to afford to get it treated had I not been on my parents’ plan. Thank you and thank Congress for getting this done. I get letters from folks who have just lost their job, their COBRA is running out, they’re in the middle of treatment for colon cancer or breast cancer and they’re worried, when their COBRA runs out if they’re still sick, what are they going to do, because they’re not going to be able to get health insurance. And the point I think that was made very ably before the Supreme Court, but I think most health care economists who have looked at this have acknowledged, is there are basically two ways to cover people with pre-existing conditions or assure that people can always get coverage even when they have bad illnesses. One way is a single-payer plan. Everybody is a under a single system, like Medicare. The other way is to set up a system in which you don’t have people who are healthy but don’t bother to get health insurance, and then we all have to pay for them in the emergency room. That doesn’t work, and so as a consequence, we’ve got to make sure that those folks are taking their responsibility seriously, which is what the individual mandate does. So I don’t anticipate the court striking this down. I think they take their responsibilities very seriously. But I think what’s more important is for all of us, Democrats and Republicans, to recognize that in a country like ours, the wealthiest, most powerful country on earth, we shouldn’t have a system in which millions of people are at risk of bankruptcy because they get sick or end up waiting until they do get sick and then go to the emergency room, which involves all of us paying for it.
Video: Jed Weissberg, MD, Talks About Medicare Advantage Health Plans and the Special Enrollment Period
Hearing Examines Proposals for Medicare Premium Support Program
Premium support proposals include: “Guaranteed Choices to Strengthen Medicare and Health Security for All: Bipartisan Options for the Future,” by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.); “The Path to Prosperity: A Blueprint for American Renewal” by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.); S. 2196, the “Congressional Health Care for Seniors Act of 2012,” introduced by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), “The Seniors’ Choice Act” by Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and the “Domenici-Rivlin Protect Medicare Act” by Former Sen. Pete Domenici and Dr. Alice Rivlin.
COLUMN: All Medicare plans are above average now
The quality bonuses were to be paid only to above-average plans starting this year, and ramped up over time. Instead, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services put in place a huge quality demonstration program that has resulted in quality bonus payments to 91% of plans. In comparison, just 25% of plans would have received bonuses under the statutory provisions of the ACA, according to MedPAC.
Considering About Kaiser Permanente Medicare Health Plan?
This plan is effective from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012, taking good and attentive care of the whole you. Basic Senior Advantage individual plan premium that you pay is $0 while the Enhanced type needs $81 per month. The maximum out-of-pocket you will pay in the calendar year is $3,400 and additional charges are required for doctor office visits, inpatient hospital care, emergency room, lab tests and X-rays. Kaiser Senior Advantage (HMO) plan also includes Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage) the fee for which is added in your monthly premiums.
How Will the condition Reform affect Medicare benefit Plans 2010?
Eliminate The Open Enrollment period from January 1st to March 31st from 2011 on. If this is approved, Medicare beneficiaries will have only get one opening to change their Medicare coverage while the every year election period from November 1 to December 15 of each year. Payment cuts to advantage plan carriers in 2011 Around 5% in cuts compared to 2010 are anticipated and will most likely be passed on to those enrolled in the plans. So it is to be anticipated that there will be no or very few ‘zero premium’ advantage plans found in 2011.
Why Choose Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plans
If you are over the age of 65, or you are younger but have certain disabilities, you should be aware that you are now eligible for Medicare. Medicare is a federal health insurance program that seeks to serve the needs of those who are not receiving healthcare benefits because they are retired or cannot work due to a disability. While Medicare Part A and B plans can be an excellent fit for many people, a large majority of the population wants more than just the bare minimum coverage. A private insurer such as Kaiser Permanente offers Medicare Parts C and D coverage, which build on the basic Medicare plans and still adheres to federal guidelines. These quality plans can give patients even more options than they would under traditional Medicare, without charging them massive amounts of money.