Deadline to Amend Tax Return

Amended Tax Return (1040X) You need to file or apply for amendment of your tax return when a correction or alteration is required to do which may affect your tax calculation and deduction but you have to be sure about the deadline to amend tax return. You can amend your tax return if you receive any additional income after the filing of your tax or adding or removing any dependents for claiming or any tax credits. Variation of deadline to … Read More

Universal Health Care in the United States?

Universal Health Care in the United States? Should there be universal health care in the United States? This question is up for debate and it’s going to be a hot topic for some time to come as the ObamaCare system is implemented. In a universal health care system the doctors, hospitals. Nurses, dentists and other health care individuals remain independent. In a socialized system the entire system is run by the government. Here are some pros and cons of universal … Read More

Universal Health Care

Universal Health Care Universal health care is a type of health care system where the government ensures that every one of its citizens has health care and access to health care services. The methods to which this type of health care is achieved varies depending upon which country you go to that has adopted universal health care. This means that as a citizen of a country that has universal health care, you have the right to basic health care services … Read More

New STAR registration rules. Register again for Basic STAR property tax exemption

There are new STAR registration rules! All homeowners receiving a basic STAR exemption must register with the New York State Tax Department in or der to receive the exemption in 2014 and subsequent years. Who must register? All resident homeowners who currently receive the Basic STAR exemption must register. What about Senior Citizens? Seniors receiving the Enhanced STAR exemption are not affected by the new registration requirement. However, in order to rece ive STAR, seniors must continue to apply annually … Read More

Catalyzing Change: The System Reform Costs of Universal Health Coverage

A global movement for universal health coverage (UHC) is under way, as illustrated by an increasing number of nations working toward achieving UHC. Endorsed by the World Health Assembly through a resolution in 2005, UHC is defined as access for all to appropriate health services at an affordable cost. Universal coverage is associated with better health and equity, as well as financial protection. This new report aims to call health leaders’ attention to the importance and enhanced feasibility of establishing … Read More

Single Payer Health Care

SINGLE PAYER 101 WHAT IS SINGLE PAYER? Single payer refers to a way of financing health care, which includes both the collection of money for health care and reimbursement of providers for health care costs. In a single payer system, both the collection of funds and the reimbursement are the responsibility of one entity: the government. The government collects funds from individuals and businesses, mainly in the form of taxes, and the government reimburses providers for health care services delivered … Read More

Healthcare in Taiwan: Successes and Challenges

The Center for Chinese Studies, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and the North American Taiwan Medicial Assoc. cosponsor a conference on healthcare issues in Taiwan By Richard Gunde The worldwide pandemic of AIDS, and the more recent epidemic of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), which in 2002 and 2003 was reported in thirty countries in four continents, have demonstrated once again that disease knows no borders. Playing politics with health — attempting to hide the outbreak of … Read More

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