Death By Taxes

There is troubling news regarding the future of employer-sponsored health insurance.  What does that mean for you?  How about less money and more stress? There are many of us with insurance through our employers–nearly 160 million to be exact.   Understanding this is important because you could lose this coverage under the Obama health care plan…

All Aboard

If you are like me, you are probably having difficulty understanding the issue of health care and why it is so expensive.  Anybody who’s lost a job in the past and has had to pay COBRA, knows what I am talking about.  COBRA is not a snake. It is an acronym for a law passed several…

2014: MORE TO REMEMBER

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, will see lots of action in 2014, since deadlines for at least nine major health reform compliance categories will be initiated on January 1, 2014, with an unknown number of regulations to clarify them. This column will provide you with an overview of the nine, but to get…

The Second Best Generation?

If you are having a tough time getting motivated today, you are not alone.  Get used to it, especially if you are under the age of 40. The country is counting on you to do your part in paying forAmerica’s entitlement programs. This column is about your future. You have probably heard of terms like Baby…

2013: NICOLE, THE NIGHT NURSE

This is the second in a series of scenarios designed to illustate what  changes might look like with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as Obamacare. Each health reform scenario presents a snapshot from a patient, healthcare, and business point of view. If you haven’t been to the hospital recently, read on. Nicole…

2013: More Changes Coming

As 2013 approaches, the push to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, continues.  Some Americans may not realize that the ACA has already passed and is now law, since the Supreme Court has not yet given a ruling on the Constitutionality. However, its momentum is kind of like a freight train that…

2012: PETER THE PATIENT

This is the first in a series of scenarios designed to illustrate what changes might look like with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Each scenario presents a snapshot from a patient, healthcare, or business point of view. If you haven’t been to the doctor recently, read on.   2012:  PETER THE PATIENT…

A Supreme Decision

The Affordable Care Act remains in the news after the challenge over the individual mandate, among other provisions, was brought against it to the Supreme Court. It seems as if everyone has an opinion, and voices from all over the political spectrum are weighing in. The three branches of our government, the Executive, the Legislative,…

2012: ANOTHER YEAR OF CHANGES

This is the second in this series of overviews of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare. The previous column dealt with a general overview of the legislation and its passage—critical information for those who seek to understand where we have been and where we are going. This column will address the implementation deadlines for…