health care Archive

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

The Week in Quotes

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine With the nation’s focus on rising unemployment, an uncertain economic recovery, and health care reform, here are some of the more salient quotes from leading figures this week: “It is hard to...
September 11, 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

NAR Gears Up for Health Care Reform

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The National Association of REALTORS® could be contacting members this summer as Congress seeks to revamp health care coverage for Americans. NAR supports what’s known as the SHOP (Small business owners Health...
June 24, 2009

Bridging the Divide on Health Care

By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Health care reform is on the way. And with 28% of REALTORS® currently uninsured, the time is ripe for a major fix. President Obama has put insurance reform at the top of...
May 13, 2009