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Another Insurer Marketplace Exit Raises ACA Sustainability Concerns

Aetna is one of the largest insurance companies in the country, and they struck another blow to the sustainability of the ACA marketplace.  They were also one of the most ardent supporters from within the insurance industry for health reform.   That was until the finances came in this year.  In their 2nd quarter earnings…


Telemedicine is transforming Health Care – Why, what is the value to me?

All of the changes happening is going to lead to less choice in the marketplace for many American’s as a result of all of the changes following the Affordable Care Act. The problem is that healthcare costs have put many in difficult positions. One of the bright spots in all of these changes is telemedicine…

Business Owners

Insurance Market Reforms: An Outlook for Individuals and Small Businesses

The most significant changes to our healthcare system came through insurance regulatory changes, and when comes to insurance post Affordable Care Act, the individual marketplace lays the groundwork for the group marketplace. Many American’s are receiving premium increases. Premium changes in the ACA state based marketplaces are driven by many new factors. The most important…

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Another Insurer Backing Away From ACA Marketplaces

Humana Leaving More Obamacare Marketplaces On the heels of a monumental announcement from the Department of Justice and their plans to block two mega mergers in the insurance industry, one of the key stakeholder involved announced that they would be pulling out of several more states.   For nearly a year the federal government has…

Rising Drug Costs

Explaining Rising Drug Costs

One of the biggest topics in healthcare reform discussions right now is the rapidly rising costs of drugs, and in particular specialty drugs. This issue is one of the fastest drivers to escalating insurance premiums causing rate shock all across the group and individual market. Individuals with high deductibles and organizations who provide insurance are…

Explaining ACA to business

Explaining the Benefit of Self-Funding Plans Post ACA

Your health plan renewal is rapidly approaching and your organization is facing increased healthcare costs and out of control drug spending. What are your options? Understanding the financial impact, compliance challenges and new administrative burdens associated with the ACA Employer Mandate is just the first step in this process of managing compliance and employee benefits.…

Five Secrets About the ACA Our Government Is Hiding

The Affordable Care Act is underestimated in size and scope.  It is still being written through regulation, and not even the Jeopardy super computer “Watson” could  keep up with all of the changes coming out every day. 


Sean McGuire was working for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee when the thoughts of health reform began. He is the founder of E.D. Bellis a healthcare consultancy and host of America's Healthcare Challenge. To hear Sean speak contact

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