Category Archives: Healthcare Reform

An Overview of the Medicare Surtaxes

As we wind down 2011, we are already beginning to take a look at 2013 with tax planning in mind. Why? Absent any legislative tinkering to the tax code in this upcoming election year, nearly all taxpayers can expect a … Continue reading

Posted in Federal Deficit Reduction, Federal Tax Legislation, Healthcare Reform, Taxation | 1 Comment

What Effect Will Healthcare Legislation Have on the Availability of Employer-Sponsored Plans?

At least 30 percent of employers are likely to stop offering health insurance once provisions of the U.S. health care reform law kick in in 2014, according to a study by consultant McKinsey.

Posted in Healthcare Reform | Leave a comment

Small Business Health Insurance Credit Available This Year

As described in a previous post, most of the tax provisions of the recent federal healthcare legislation are not effective for several years. One notable exception is the small business health insurance credit. Read full article for details. Continue reading

Posted in Healthcare Reform, Taxation | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Key Provisions on the Healthcare Reform Legislation

Healthcare reform has dominated politics over the past year, and now we have a decent idea of what the final law will include, who will pay, and how. Read the full article to see how it will affect individual and employers and how this new program will be funded. Continue reading

Posted in Healthcare Reform, Taxation | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Common Sense Health Care?

Over the last several months, I’ve done a substantial amount of reading to try and understand the proposed health care reform legislation. I’ve also learned much more about our current system and proposals to make health care more affordable, efficient and accessible.

I’ll try and stay away from political commentary and avoid quoting passages from the 1,100 pages or so of proposed legislation. There are a lot of information and statistics floating around. As Mark Twain said, “There are two kinds of lies, damn lies and statistics”. Based on my reading here are three of the most interesting common sense concepts I’ve encountered: Continue reading

Posted in Healthcare Reform | Tagged | Leave a comment

Who’s Paying for Healthcare Reform?

The debate over healthcare reform has created the first major policy bump in the road for the Obama administration. While it seems unlikely at this point that we will see the sweeping reform that the President initially envisioned, it seems equally unlikely that we will emerge from this debate with no change on the healthcare horizon. So what does this mean for the American taxpayer?

For more information go to Continue reading

Posted in Healthcare Reform, Taxation | Tagged | Leave a comment