Health Care Reform Archive

What Does President Trump’s Association Health Plan Executive Order Do?

The executive order President Trump signed on Oct. 12 to expand association health plans (AHPs) is of interest to REALTORS® because NAR has a longstanding interest in these types of health plans. But it’s important for real estate professionals...
October 18, 2017

Health Reform: NAR President Steve Brown on What You Need to Know

Since the federal government enacted health insurance reform in 2010, NAR has put out a considerable amount of information on the law, including on the basics of signing up for insurance under the law based on a one-hour webinar...
December 30, 2013

Busting a Health Care Reform Myth: Penalties Can’t Be Recouped With a Lien on Your House

A false Facebook post is making the rounds claiming that if you don’t pay the penalty for not buying health insurance, the IRS can file a lien against your home. The health care reform law requires individuals who don’t...
October 23, 2013

This is It: Open Enrollment Starts Today

Today is October 1, a big day in the world of health care reform. That’s because today’s the day the online state health insurance exchanges launch. What are the health exchanges? They’re online marketplaces—one for each state—where consumers can...
October 1, 2013

Gear Up for Health Ins. Employer Mandate

Next year is a big year for the health insurance reform law enacted three years ago, but it’s this year that you might want to start thinking about what, if anything, you’ll need to do to get ready. The...
March 4, 2013

Did the ‘Tea Party’ Cause the Health Care Reform Bill to Pass?

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Did the “Tea Party” movement, famously opposed to government influence in economic matters, inadvertently help push the health care reform bill through? That was what Terry McAuliffe, former Democratic National Committee Chair,...

Health Reform for REALTORS® Explained

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® magazine About two weeks ago we ran a quick summary of what to expect now that health reform has passed. To fill in the details of that summary, I sat down with Marcia...
April 19, 2010

Initial Thoughts on Health Reform’s Impact

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Health insurance reform will surely be controversial for a long time to come but now that it’s in effect, what does it mean to REALTORS®? Existing Coverage First, if you buy your...
March 31, 2010

Health Reform Is Gaining: Are You Covered?

By Robert Freedman, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Few legislative efforts in Washington are more complicated than health care reform. The legislation that’s now under debate in the Senate is more than 2,000 pages long (2,074 to be exact). Given...
December 3, 2009

Questions About Health Care Reform

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine As many of you have probably heard, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey recently caught some flak for writing an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal opposing any new health care entitlements...
August 21, 2009