Pacman and the Fiscal Cliff

The fiscal cliff debate in this country is approaching fail status and after one week back in Washington our leaders do not appear to be closer to solving the problem.  Despite a congenial press conference today where Republican leaders put revenue on the table, there has been no real movement at addressing the crux of…

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Exchange Deadline

Today is the deadline for states to submit to the department of Health and Human Services whether or not they plan to set up a state based health insurance exchange.  The Secretary of HHS, Kathleen Sebelius has agreed to allow states more time to submit the documentation should they choose to set up their own. …

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Fiscal Cliff Update

In a dramatic turn from politics to policy, the United States federal government has returned to work trying to address the financial mess they left behind.  The fiscal cliff is a result of our leaders not doing their job and it turns out the people will have to foot the bill over time regardless of…

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Why Medicaid Matters

One of the most important outcomes of the decision of the century by the Supreme Court affirming the Affordable Care Act is the Medicaid piece of the puzzle.  The Obama healthcare reform law expands Medicaid to 133% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) beginning in 2014.  The intent was to provide access to health care…

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E.D. Bellis Can Help

Now that the people have spoken and given President Obama four more years, the issue of health reform is here to stay and businesses of all sizes need to prepare. The Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, means transformational change for both the health care delivery system and the American economy. E.D. Bellis…

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Fiscal Cliff Face Off

Yesterday at a press conference the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, punted to the President on the elephant in the room.  The United States is approaching crisis status and the looming fiscal cliff may be the tip of the iceberg. The President addressed the nation on Friday in his first appearance since election day …

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AHC Scenario: Winnie the Waitress

Winnie has been a waitress for over 15 years at the Road Warrior Café on Route 23, just outside of town. Most of her customers are over the road truckers, travelers, and locals who show up every morning to drink coffee and shoot the breeze. She has been able to support herself by working there…

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Fiscal Cliff: What it means

The fiscal cliff is basically a result of our federal government not doing their job.  The country faces a serious economic crisis and both sides are to blame.  If nothing is done we will be in precarious financial shape and future generations will be forced to pay a disproportionate share for public programs they may…

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Fiscal Cliff Explained

The fiscal cliff is a term developed by the media to describe the impact of policies put in place by the budget control act of 2011.  Commonly referred to as the debt ceiling compromise it forecasts stark implications for business owners and the economy in general.  See previous column.   On January 1, 2013 a combination…

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