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The Affordable Care Act - What now in Nevada
The Affordable Care Act - What now in Nevada

AIR DATE: July 4, 2012

The United States Supreme Court has finally made its judgment on the constitutionality of Affordable Care Act. So what happens now? How do the uninsured get insurance? Will the Health Exchange work? So will the individual mandate - the requirement to buy health insurance - be so unpopular that Republicans will be able to repeal it? What does it mean for Nevada? How will it shape health care in Clark County?
Chris Cochrane, Prof of Health Care Admin, UNLV
Mark Hutchison, attorney for the state of Nevada in health care litigation
Dr. Noah Kohn, pediatrician and founder of Clinics in Schools
Dr. George Alexander, Pres, Clark County Medical Society
Randi Thompson, NV State Exec Dir, Natl Federation of Independent Business
Brian Brannman, CEO, UMC of Southern NV
Jon Hager, Exec Fit, Silver State Health Ins Exchange

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The first thing out of Randi Thompson's mouth was WRONG. It's not the biggest tax increase in US history and will only affect maybe 2% of the population. Pretty much everything Ms. Thompson said in this program is wrong, false and straight from the GOP/Fox talking points.
Mark StufflebeamJul 13, 2012 15:39:34 PM
No matter how one views this issue politically, here are some simple facts: 1) when something is "free" demand increases, hence prices will rise in quasi-monopolistic industries like health care, and 2) the government is very inefficient and even incompetent in just about everything it does, so to expect government-run health insurance or health care to be of good quality and good value is delusional. Mark my words, nothing good will come of this: as bad and screwed up as our existing system is, under Obamacare prices will go up, quality will go down, and the consumer will be treated even more shabbily. And, more generally, taxes and the national debt will skyrocket and crush the economy.
Tom HurstJun 29, 2012 11:27:54 AM
Quote Obama" This is a penalty not a tax" Quote Judge Roberts "the mandate is a valid exercise of Congress' authority to lay and collect taxs".......Um????????
Esther MoweryJun 29, 2012 09:48:46 AM
I read that Judge Roberts suffers from seizures.Neurologists say that seizure meds can introduce mental health slowing,forgetfulness and other cognitive issues.So tell me how is he able be one of the highest judges in the United States?Even under the law you can't legally sign your name etc...
Esther MoweryJun 29, 2012 09:44:26 AM
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