Comments for: Five ways your health care will change in 2013

Posted Dec. 26, 2012, at 6:05 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act’s biggest year is, without a doubt, 2014: That’s when the federal subsidies to purchase health insurance roll out. It’s also when penalties for not buying coverage kick in. But many of the big changes will start gradually in 2013. They range from increasing payments …

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  • OCFM

    Thanks for this article; however, the numbers are a bit misleading in that the “73 percent raise”, although accurate, portrays a greater amount than reality. As Medicaid reimburses between 8-25 cents on the dollar, the 73% “raise” brings the reimbursement to the level of Medicare…which does not cover the cost of providing the service.

  • Guest

    Thank you, WaPo Obama PR Central . Here’s more predictions: Prediction #6: Docs will leave profession in large numbers, especially in rural states like maine, where many are at retirement age and there are already shortages. #7 people who don’t have health insurance, like many in Maine, will suddenly wake up to the fact that they have to buy insurance or be fined and freak out. #8 more people will to go to other countries for cheaper treatment paid out of pocket rather than face rationing #10 Maine will screw up the rollout as the people in charge of this at DHHS demonstrate the peter principle at work.

  • Anonymous

    2013 is showing an increase in Medicare cost to seniors–raised from $96.80 to $104.+ taken from Social Security, so that offsets the grand 1.7 increase in SS benefits. The increase in payment was not touted during the time that the increase was being displayed, but that is the game they play.

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