Drawing closer every minute is the monumental start date of the state insurance marketplace, which is one of the main features to Obamacare. Starting October 1st, people can go onto the marketplace and begin enrolling in health plans. However, for a few big name insurers, there is too much unknown risk associated with the marketplaces. Aetna, United Healthcare, and Cigna have started calling it quits by pulling out of select state marketplaces.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013
The battle has begun, the mud has been thrown, and both sides are out for blood. Ok, not really, but the battlefield is still pretty heated. The opponents, The Heritage Foundation vs. Americans United for Change & Protect Your Care. The Heritage Foundation is a conservative group looking to defund ObamaCare with their national tour that just wrapped up in Delaware. Americans United For Change is a liberal group in support of the Obama administration and Protect Your Care is an advocate for the Affordable Care Act.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
We are now just 36 days away from the October 1st enrollment date for the individual mandate of ObamaCare, which will take effect January 1, 2014. Meanwhile, the group mandate has been delayed until 2015; however, we are seeing companies already preparing for 2015. Some big companies are trying to get a head start on ObamaCare to get a handle on their budget for 2015, which is when they are required to offer benefits to all their workers, including part-time employees. Moreover, it seems some companies are using ObamaCare as a scapegoat to cut employee benefits, while others are welcoming it with open arms.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
October 1st is only a few short months away and the enrollment will commence on the individual insurance marketplaces, with the small group following in 2015. Our country will soon see a dramatic change to how we receive care. The change comes from the large influx of new patients that the healthcare system will soon see and a future shortage of doctors and nurses. Therefore, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and hospitals will have to adjust their business model to account for all the new patients. Below are five outcomes that will soon happen to the way we receive care.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
On Monday, a conservative group called the Heritage Foundation, launched an ad campaign to signify the kickoff of their week-long “Defund Obamacare Town Hall Tour.” The group reportedly plans to spend over $500,000 in online ad campaign to encourage House Republicans to defund Obamacare.
According to The Hill, “The campaign will target