With all of the distractions out there sometimes it is just easier to have what you need packaged for you. Special thanks to America’s Healthcare Challenge contributor, John Rathouz, aka John the Caddie for disseminating the following articles. The story of the month has been the exchange roll out. It is still early, but numerous questions remain.Details
Recently the third largest insurer in the country revealed that they lost $300 million on their ACA book of business. Will there be options for consumers in 2017? The answer remains un-certain for now, but answers could come as soon as the end of this year. As Aetna conducts a serious evaluation of where…Details
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare, is in the third year of implementation and it is approaching crunch time for state governments. This year, one of the biggest challenges looming over 50 capital cities will be what to do about health insurance exchanges. A health insurance exchange is like an online shopping mall where…Details
The dust is just beginning to settle from a recent and massive decision involving the third largest insurer in America heel turning on ACA exchanges in all but four states. Last week Aetna announced they would be leaving ACA exchanges in nearly 70% of the counties they were currently serving over financial concerns with those…Details
President Obama addressed a joint session of Congress last night about the State of the Union. For those who ever wondered what this means in common terms, the President provides the country an annual update of the United States federal government. Despite numerous references to his Republican friends, he failed to address the true elephant…Details
If you are having a tough time getting motivated today, you are not alone. Get used to it, especially if you are under the age of 40. The country is counting on you to do your part in paying forAmerica’s entitlement programs. This column is about your future. You have probably heard of terms like Baby…Details
Each year, millions of aspirants wish to be a part of healthcare industry, but are confused by the sheer number of choices this field offers. Unfortunately, medical transcription as a career option often gets sidelined because not many are aware of its importance and how much in demand it’ll be over the next decade. Seriously,…Details
A busy weekend here in Iowa as six of the seven Republican Presidential Candidates were on location campaigning , and participating in a high stakes ABC News debate in Des Moines. Health care remains a hot topic, and will continue to be one as we approach the Iowa Caucus and subsequent primaries. Most of the…Details
Everybody’s favorite agency of the federal government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), is under Congressional investigation and has the lowest approval rating and perception of trust in its 100-year existence. The White House is dealing with a tri-fecta of scandals at the moment and this one has serious staying power. The public has always been skeptical of this agency and this investigation will need to provide some clarity or the scandal will be exacerbated.
The accusation is unfair targeting of 501-C (4) political organizations based on political belief by exclusively targeting words like tea party or patriot in applications. The House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing last week and heads have already rolled. The old commissioner was relieved of duty two months before they were scheduled to retire and the new boss was already been up on Capitol Hill answering questions.
A popular Republican talking point during the debate of the health reform legislation was that the Affordable Care Act cuts Medicare. Specifically, Part C of the program which is commonly referred to as Medicare Advantage which covers approximately one in every four Medicare Beneficiaries. The policy brief below from Health Affairs and the Robert Wood…Details