Learn more about the Affordable Care Act – summary of Medicaid expansion and costs

Medicaid is the largest health insurance program in the United States.  Presently, Medicaid provides health and long-term care coverage to 59 million individuals 거인의 어깨 어원맵.

Under the PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), Medicaid is set to expand its eligibility for coverage to include persons with income levels at or below 133 percent of the federal poverty level 하이스쿨 뮤지컬 2 다운로드. Best estimates place the increase in additional enrollees at 16 million to 18 million.

The purpose behind the expansion of Medicaid under the PPACA is to reduce the number of uninsured in the U.S., an estimated 46 million.  Using analyses provided during the debate leading up to passage of the PPACA, 32 million of the 46 million will gain access to insurance under the new law, half of which will do so via Medicaid 다운로드.

Assuming a somewhat equal replacement trend (those that fall off Medicaid due to death or change in economic status are replaced by approximately the same number of new eligible enrollees) over the phase-in period set for Medicaid expansion (by 2014), Medicaid will ultimately cover nearly 70 million people.  Per the Congressional Budget Office, the cost of expansion between 2010 and 2019 to the federal government is $434 billion with an additional $20 billion allocable as states’ costs 다운로드.

 

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With an additional 16-18 million people on Medicaid, cost becomes a big issue 영화 알라딘 다운로드. Estimates have the total cost of the whole bill (Medicare, Medicaid, etc.) at $828 billion. Take away from that $575 billion in savings from Medicare, and a bevy of new taxes Getthemall download.

Including higher taxes for those making more than $200K, taxes on luxury medical plans, on drugs, on high-cost medical equipment, on indoor tanning salons, and an annual fee to all insurance providers 인코더 다운로드.

Added all together and the Congressional Budget Office estimates a reduction in the Federal Budget deficit, meaning that the PPACA and its increased Medicaid coverage pays for itself and saves money Mx player download.

Of course, these are all estimates and subject to endless debate.

 

Source: Estimated Financial Effects of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” as Amended (pdf)

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Dr. Seuss quotes to live by (infograph)

1 다운로드. Today you are you, that is truer than true.  There is no one alive who is youer than you.

6. Think and wonder, wonder and think.

7. Today is your day 다운로드! Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way.

9. Think! You can think any think that you wish…

13. Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple 영화 신의한수 다운로드.

14. It is better to know how to learn than to know.

24. Teeth are always in style.

26. Will you succeed? Yes you will indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed 명탐정 코난 영화.

 

The full Infograph at Holy Kaw
 

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Learning To Use Adobe Photoshop

I’m super excited to start playing with Photoshop but the darn thing is scary. It comes with 14 separate applications!

I barely know how to use one of these:

Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Builder, Catalyst, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Contribute, Bridge, Device, Extensions, Acrobat, Player, Encoder frutiger 폰트.

At least they are having fun with single word titles. What about names like Killer, Motherload, Gargamel?

Right now I feel a little lost in all of them java 첨부파일. I can barely figure out how to do anything. It feels like I have more skills in Microsoft Paint.

The good news is I am optimistic about my skills 다운로드. I’ve started learning the names of all 14 apps, which only took me a day. I even created the above graphic as a reward (took two hours).

After that I thought it would be fun to create something simple with basic colors. 웹툰 이끼 다운로드.

Step by step, day by day I will keep getting better 다운로드. I do love creating things and when I can figure out how to do something it is actually a lot of fun!