Exclusive analysis: The Cost and Benefit of the ACA

Executive Summary The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act commonly referred to as Obamacare was passed as a legislative effort to address America’s crumbling health care system.  Two crucial problems of cost and access to care, due to a dramatically large number of uninsured, fueled the debate.  Out of this nearly two year process came…

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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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Exchange and SBC Notification

You may remember the first compliance requirement in the law for businesses was to begin in March of 2013.  The feds delayed it because they did not know what to tell people.  Here is an update we found.  According to the Department of Labor’s website more information will come out this summer.  They now say:

“The Department’s commitment to a smooth implementation process includes providing employers with sufficient time to comply and select an applicability date that ensures that employees receive the information at a meaningful time. The guidance further stated that the Department expects the timing for distribution of notices will be the late summer or fall of 2013, which will coordinate with the open enrollment period for the Marketplace.”

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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 info@edbellisinc.com.

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Employer Responsibilities

There is no question the biggest issue in board rooms all over the country is what to do with the looming regulations and costs created under the Affordable Care Act.  Many businesses have been reactionary in dealing with the implications of the health reform law and this is a mistake.  We know that Obamacare means…

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Election Special: Commentary

There is no question today’s election is a seminal one.  Never has there been two candidates more different on issues like management of the economy, fiscal policy, size and scope of government and the list goes on.  One issue where the candidates do not differ much is healthcare. Governor Mitt Romney has promised countless times on…

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Election Predictions

Tomorrow after a long 18 months, the presidential election process will conclude. I predict it will not be completely resolved until legal issues have been taken care of which delays any progress and divides the country.  Regardless of your affiliation we as American’s want immediate answers, so what can we takeaway  from the election right…

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Election Coverage: What You Need to Know

There are some people in this country more excited about today than Christmas or the Super Bowl.  Policy wonks and political junkies like yours truly are either totally jacked up or nervous as hell.  There is also no question millions of Americans in swing states are completely over campaign ads. Today represents an opportunity. A…

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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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