a) CBPP: Tara Straw pointed to our new guide to help tax preparers understand the new tax-filing rules related to health reform. Jessica Schubel discussed how states can (and can’t) change the way they implement health reform through waivers.
b) NYT: Tips for Navigating a Changing Tax Landscape
How to handle new forms related to the Affordable Care Act,
thwart identity theft, claim deductions for job searches, and
c) IRS Fact Sheet: “2014 Tax Changes: Health Care Law Brings Updates to Tax Forms; Other Benefits Renewed” [FS-2015-9]
2) Supreme Court Case
This is a key article. Please share widely http://t.co/XJkwBc6j1h
3) Key news: Enrollment deadline extended; Coverage Gap
a) Sun: Health enrollment deadline extended
http://fw.to/UWabzFH Good news for those who started applications. Deadline is 2/28 for them. Volunteers maybe needed. Healthcare.gov is also extending the deadline as are some other States.
4) Death and dying
Atul Gawande on Frontline: Being Mortal
NPR host Diane Rehm emerges as a key force in the right-
to-die debatehttp://t.co/OUbAZM1yr6 via @washingtonpost
Congressional Research Service: The Affordable Care Act and Small Business: Economic Issues
Area Development: “Employers Still Struggling With the Affordable Care Act”
6) Data Systems
Health System Data Center Explore Regional Performance
Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap: The Journey
to Better Health and Care
Encouraging. Best to see in above link.