Happy SCOTUS Week!

Photo from Washington Post This post comes live from the Heartland where we are currently experiencing paradise like weather.  Too bad the same could not be said, metaphorically, for the health reform legislation.  The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also referred to commonly as Obamacare, finds itself in national headlines this week as the Supreme Court…

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Planes Trains and Automobiles

Jeffrey Toobin from CNN nailed it when he told his audience yesterday was a train wreck for the Obama Administration.  Today he said it was more like a plane wreck.   I amuse myself sometimes, and I could not resist thinking of the classic comedy Planes Trains and Automobiles starring John Candy and Steve Martin.  My…

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Friday Afternoon Recap

Yesterday I had the opportunity to join the KFAB radio nation and talk about the impact of the ACA on the local community as well as offer my commentary on what is going on with the Supreme Court.  Speaking of SCOTUS, they are probably voting on the fate of the biggest law in all of…

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2012: ANOTHER YEAR OF CHANGES

This is the second in this series of overviews of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare. The previous column dealt with a general overview of the legislation and its passage—critical information for those who seek to understand where we have been and where we are going. This column will address the implementation deadlines for…

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A Supreme Decision

The Affordable Care Act remains in the news after the challenge over the individual mandate, among other provisions, was brought against it to the Supreme Court. It seems as if everyone has an opinion, and voices from all over the political spectrum are weighing in. The three branches of our government, the Executive, the Legislative,…

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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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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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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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The Second Best Generation?

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…

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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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