Half of our job is dispelling myths about the Affordable Care Act. One of the confusing things about this law is the difference between a full-time employee and a full-time equivalent. The important difference is one has to be offered health insurance and the other does not. A full-time employee is one who works more than 130 hours per month for 90 days under the law. A full-time equivalent is a person or persons who works 30 hours per week or 120 hours per month for 90 days. Why is this important and how does this work?
America’s Healthcare Challenge Episode 13 Recap
On this week’s episode an entertaining roundtable discussion on several items making headlines. Last week, the law made national news when information surfaced about a little known provision in the Act that requires Members of Congress and their personal staff purchase their health insurance from the new federal marketplace. But there is a catch, the law does not currently apply to those who actually wrote it, namely Committee and Leadership staff. Behind closed doors inside the Capitol they are scrambling to figure it out. Sean joined the Tom Becka program last week to discuss this issue. Give it a listen for an idea just how whacky this law is. Also on the program, a discussion on Medicaid expansion and potential rate shock many Americans could face next year at their renewal.
If you are looking for an easy way to arm yourself with knowledge about healthcare reform then check out America’s Healthcare Challenge which is the most listened to radio program on the Affordable Care Act. For all of the latest Obamacare facts check out AHC on Soundcloud and all of the recaps on HealthReformExplained.
- AHC host, Sean McGuire, spent several years in Washington and worked for the Senate Finance Committee. Lots of things are happening this week inside the beltway, here are a few that caught our attention.
- Many people see the dysfunction in Washington and wonder if some of these massive undertakings can be executed. We have seen delays but the political stakes are getting larger. Will they be able to pull it off?
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(Omaha, NE) Sean McGuire, host of Radio’s most listened to show on the Affordable Care Act, America’s Healthcare Challenge stated:
“State legislatures all across the United States pushing immediate repeal of the Affordable Care Act are wasting their time. They should be focusing on innovative solutions at the state level to cover more un-insured at lower cost by 2017 instead.”
Oklahoma and others are pushing to block pieces of the Obama healthcare law but instead of expending political capital fighting the ACA, they should be focusing on state based solutions that make more sense than federal bill. The challenge is the complexity of the healthcare system, which if not addressed, will strain the nations finances. Soon millions of new American’s will receive tax payer subsidies to purchase a product that has been growing at a faster trajectory than inflation and wages since the 1970’s.
Here is why state innovation is paramount.
Omaha – Listen in this week to Sean McGuire, host of America’s Healthcare Challenge, radio’s only show on the Affordable Care Act. This week’s show focuses on informing people about the new marketplaces where individuals and small businesses will be able to shop for health insurance. They are supposed to go live in October, 2013.…
Omaha – Listen in this week and join Sean McGuire, host of America’s Healthcare Challenge, radio’s only show on the Affordable Care Act. This weeks’ show will focus on compliance with the law and Sean will sound off on the sequestration in Washington, why it’s good and bad, and how the billions in spending cuts…
On this week’s episode of America’s Healthcare Challenge Sean sits down for an adult conversation with former US Senator and co-chair of the Presidential debt reduction task force on the financial reality of our nation. A nationally respected expert on public policy and the state of our economy, Mr. Simpson served in both the House of Representatives and United States Senate. He also has a contextual understanding of other entitlement programs having served in Congress the year Medicare became law. A nationally recognized leader on these issues, Mr. Simpson is known to many as America’s budget hawk.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 08, 2013
30 year old business with 100 employees considers every option including downsizing due to Affordable Care Act.
(Omaha, NE) Sean McGuire, Omaha, NE and host of Radio’s only show on the Affordable Care Act “America’s Healthcare Challenge” announced today that on Saturday’s show he will be interviewing the owners of a 30 year old family owned business who are considering all their options including a cutting employees as a result of provisions in the healthcare reform law.
Back and better than ever, America’s healthcare Challenge returned to the air on February 2, 2013 on the KOIL, Omaha. Re-branded with the intention of providing valuable insight into implementation of the Affordable Care Act and preparing decision makers for looming penalties and taxes in the law. “This is currently the only radio show of its kind in the US. “