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…


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. …


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.”


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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