This episode of America’s Healthcare Challenge went for a lot of yards on ObamaCare. On this week’s show, there are highlights of what this law really is going to cost all of us. Also on the program, the ACA is bringing sweeping change to the healthcare delivery system. May experts are wondering if there will be constraints when trying to access care. A new company filling that void joins the conversation along with the CEO of one of the largest staffing organizations in America. Plus re-tweets and reaction and much more on this week’s show.
When looking at the cost of this law you are going to have to focus on three principles. First is direct cost meaning the rate shock and out of pocket increases coming under the new normal. The second is indirect through uncertainty and the challenges of all of the administrative burdens and failures of healthcare.gov. All of this leads to less hiring and businesses hesitating to expand.
Introducing Direct Primary Care
The Association of Academic Medical Centers (AAMC) predicts a shortage of nearly 100,000 physicians in the next decade. Meanwhile, the healthcare reform law is supposed to add 30 million newly insured Americans. At this rate they are light on that number, however, there remains serious problems for may wondering if they can keep their doctor like the President so vehemently promised. Convenient Care Plus is a company rapidly adding a national footprint of direct primary care services for a low membership price. Most of the common illnesses are covered at no out of pocket cost.
Five Questions With A CEO
This is a conversation you do not want to miss with Scot Thompson, the CEO of C&A industries, a holding company of professional staffing companies. The conversations covers five pressing questions and how he sees healthcare reform playing out amongst small businesses in general.
Retweets of the Week
Reaction thus far and retweets of the week in this segment feature an update on the latest delays and a caller with a question.
The final segment includes a recap of everything covered, a review of the latest delays and previews of upcoming episodes of the show.
About America’s Healthcare Challenge
AHC is the most listened to radio program on healthcare reform. The show’s purpose is to inform the public by identifying important issues in the law, clarifying myth, providing education and warning small and mid-sized businesses about upcoming government penalties and regulations in real time so they have time to prepare accordingly.
The show’s content offers critical, often missing facts focusing on critical political and regulatory issues affecting the Midwest and has attracted national guests such as: US Senators Charles Grassley and John Barrasso, Co-Chair of the Presidential Task Force on Debt Reduction, Al Simpson, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, Jennifer Haberkorn from Politico, Sarah Kliff from the Washington Post, the CEOs of hospitals, telemedicine companies, private exchanges and more.
Each episode airs every Saturday 9-10 AM in Omaha and is soon expanding across the I-80 corridor. Every show includes a question and answer segment engaging listeners and a fictional scenario segment illustrating real life situations small businesses will soon face due to ACA compliance. It also includes regular interviews with nationally recognized thought leaders in healthcare and national politics as well as other light segments to keep the audience entertained.
Stream Americas Healthcare Challenge
This episode was an entertaining observation about the law that is dominating all areas of media including the cable network circuit and even on late night television. Featuring callers with questions, headlines from the week and an authority on healthcare reform from Alabama.
The Impact of Healthcare Reform on Alabama
More With Vince Collins
Now that we know that there is a problem and there are questions about the approach in the Affordable Care Act. Vince Collins shares some of his ideas on how we solve the challenges facing America. It is about considering more than insurance and focusing on improving our health, educating ourselves and taking personal responsibility. For more check out @AmericasCanary on Twitter.
Retweets of the Week
Twitter is becoming a reliable resource for aggregating information on healthcare reform. Follow your fearless leaders @SeanMMcGuire and @Rathouz for the latest stories and headlines on healthcare reform. In this popular segment the dynamic duo share the articles that caught their attention this week.
Two Minute Drill
Our final segment recaps and provides our final thoughts on the week and what we can expect moving forward and a neat story about John’s health reform explained hat. Like Johnny Cash, it has been everywhere.
Catch Up On Last Week’s Show
This is an episode you do not want to miss. Lots of opinions and entertainment in this week’s episode of America’s Healthcare Challenge. Host, Sean McGuire was joined by Scott Stevens from the Nebraska Healthcare Alliance. He shared some great information about what is happening with the marketplace and his organization is poised to help people navigate this maze. Allen Hager joined the program to explain the problems with the technology of launching the health insurance exchanges. His answer was that it was bad code. Finally, John Rathouz aka John the Caddie joined with his reporting on accessing the marketplace. A lively discussion, passionate callers, a few laughs and much more in this week’s episode of America’s Healthcare challenge.