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If you are like me, you are probably having difficulty understanding the issue of health care and why it is so expensive.  Anybody who’s lost a job in the past and has had to pay COBRA, knows what I am talking about.  COBRA is not a snake. It is an acronym for a law passed several…

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AHC’s Election Special

The presidential candidates have concluded debates and the homestretch is in view.  There will be a sprint to the finish line and do not expect much substance to come out in the next ten days.  The Affordable Care Act was missing from the dialogue during most of the debate other than promises of repeal by…

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AHC Thanksgiving Week

This episode of America’s Healthcare Challenge went for a lot of yards on ObamaCare.  On this week’s show, there are highlights of what this law really is going to cost all of us.  Also on the program, the ACA is bringing sweeping change to the healthcare delivery system.  May experts are wondering if there will be constraints when trying to access care.  A new company filling that void joins the conversation along with the CEO of one of the largest staffing organizations in America.  Plus re-tweets and reaction and much more on this week’s show.

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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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AHC Season Two Episode One

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. “

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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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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.

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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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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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AHC Scenario: John Q. Candidate

The following is a scenario drafted to illustrate the impact the health reform legislation will have on all of us including our elected officials.  State health insurance exchanges and Medicaid expansion will challenge state legislatures across the country.  Here is the profile of a new public servant and the troubles they will face.  For more…

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AHC Scenario: General Hospital

This is the second of a series of scenarios designed to demonstrate the impact of the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare on the private marketplace.  For more information or to hear my commentary tune into America’s Healthcare Challenge.  Latest podcast here. General Hospital is the only hospital in a mid-sized city.  It has 300 beds…

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AHC Scenario: Dr. Love

America’s Healthcare Challenge election edition featured three scenarios  to demonstrate the impact the Affordable Care Act commonly referred to as Obamacare is already having on important stakeholders.  The fictional characters are designed to help you understand the challenges many healthcare providers face and uncertainty business owners are currently facing because of a law passed over two…

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AHC Scenario: Acme Technologies

Acme Technologies is a start-up company in the health information field has 100 employees. They rent their offices and the CEO is a 40 year old Generation X’er, who dropped out of medical school to form the company. As Willy Nelson always said, its been rough and rocky traveling but the company has surpassed their…

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