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Old 03-27-2010, 06:14 PM
 
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Massachusetts has succeeded in raising the amount of insured residents to 97 percent, but the cost has strained the state treasury. Powers' agency reported that 68 percent of the 407,000 who are newly insured got a partial or full subsidy for their coverage.

And since some of that subsidy money came from the federal government in the form of a Medicaid waiver, the state treasurer recently asked who was going to provide similar funding on the national level for Obama's plan.

The Associated Press: Romney attacks health care law similar to his own
How will this national bill deal with this issue? I'am assuming they were aware of Massachusetts' problems with costs and figured out a way to avoid what's happening there?
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:17 PM
 
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With more than 70 percent of Indiana's 30,000 public employees choosing to have a health savings accounts, there is growing interest in how the state’s Governor, Republican Mitch Daniels, launched the ambitious cost-saving health measure that has helped save state employees more than $8 million of their own money in securing themselves health care since 2006.
Indiana Government Workers, Taxpayers Saving Big Through HSAs - by Thomas Cheplick
Does anyone know what role health savings accounts are playing in this national bill? I don't think they are being widely used in Massachusetts to affect costs.
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Does anyone know what role health savings accounts are playing in this national bill? I don't think they are being widely used in Massachusetts to affect costs.
New limits and restrictions are being put on these types of accounts as part of the HC bill. Going backwards if you ask me.
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:47 PM
 
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I just read an article that predicts that the use of HSA's will increase because of the mandate especially among healthy,wealthier people who will look for a cheaper plan with an HSA to avoid the mandate penalty.
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:26 PM
 
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I just read an article that predicts that the use of HSA's will increase because of the mandate especially among healthy,wealthier people who will look for a cheaper plan with an HSA to avoid the mandate penalty.
Actually HSA's suffer under the HC bill.

Health care HSA changes result in higher taxes for all | Radio Vice Online
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