Affordable Care Act Leads to Better Educated and Skilled Workers

By Rajashri Chakrabarti and Maxim Pinkovskiy Getting health insurance in America is intimately connected to choosing whether and where to work. Therefore, it should not be surprising that the U.S. health insurance market may influence, and be influenced by, the market for higher education—which itself is closely tied to the labor market. In this post, … Read more

Stop Gambling With Your Debt. Get Health Insurance.

People who don’t like to gamble and think it is stupid, gamble every single day with the biggest debt they may ever owe. But then again people are not the most logical creatures. Some would no more consider wasting money on lottery tickets because the odds of winning are so low but they gamble by … Read more

Attorney General Gansler Warns Consumers About Medicare Scam Simple advice: Never give out personal information to someone you don’t know

Maryland consumers should be on the lookout for the latest scam that seeks to steal personal information over the phone by using the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Federal Health Care Reform) as a ploy. “If someone claiming to be from the government calls and asks for your personal information, just hang up,” said … Read more

Regulations Proposed to Make Abusive Debt Collectors Back Off Patients Receiving Hospital Care

The U.S. Department of the Treasury just released proposed regulations on a provision in the Affordable Care Act that helps ensure access to financial assistance for patients of charitable hospitals and protect patients from abusive collections practices. Under the rules issued, charitable hospitals, as a condition of receiving tax-exemption, must establish billing and collections protections … Read more