A Direct Impact of the ACA on the Economy

Medical device maker, Covidien Plc saw their stock rally recently in reaction to their announced plans to close a South Carolina plant.  By laying off 595 employees, and taking their plant to Costa Rica, they are looking to become more efficient.  Their rationale is the cost of doing business in the United States is going…

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A Crash Course

Many are scrambling to respond to the latest ACA developments because the compliance requirements will begin in 2013 and the law officially goes live beginning in October.

If you are one of those individuals looking for context, here are some of the comprehensive articles written over time covering some of the key problems facing this country.

If you are looking for answers to more specific questions, contact me today.

Everything you need to know about the ACA.

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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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A “One Size Fits All” Benefits Package?

Arguably the largest portion of the health reform legislation was dedicated to the insurance market reforms.   At the time the bill was passed nearly two years ago, there were approximately 46 million uninsured Americans, and the law is projected to cover some 30 million by the year 2019.  Those sections focusing on insurance reforms impact…

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4 Reasons Congress Should Pass the ABLE Act

Washington, DC is polarized due to the divided government and amidst all of the political grandstanding is a measure that could make a positive impact on many families. Even though there is unlikely to be much legislating until after the November election, this piece of legislation has bi-partisan support and could make its way into…

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2014: MORE TO REMEMBER

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, will see lots of action in 2014, since deadlines for at least nine major health reform compliance categories will be initiated on January 1, 2014, with an unknown number of regulations to clarify them. This column will provide you with an overview of the nine, but to get…

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2014: Emma, the Employee

This is the third in a series of health reform scenarios designed to illustrate what the changes might look like with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare. Each scenario presents a snapshot from a patient, healthcare, or business point of view. This scenario in particular, addresses recent headlines.  It coincides with…

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2013: NICOLE, THE NIGHT NURSE

This is the second in a series of scenarios designed to illustate what  changes might look like with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as Obamacare. Each health reform scenario presents a snapshot from a patient, healthcare, and business point of view. If you haven’t been to the hospital recently, read on. Nicole…

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2013: More Changes Coming

As 2013 approaches, the push to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, continues.  Some Americans may not realize that the ACA has already passed and is now law, since the Supreme Court has not yet given a ruling on the Constitutionality. However, its momentum is kind of like a freight train that…

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2012: PETER THE PATIENT

This is the first in a series of scenarios designed to illustrate what changes might look like with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Each scenario presents a snapshot from a patient, healthcare, or business point of view. If you haven’t been to the doctor recently, read on.   2012:  PETER THE PATIENT…

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