Health Reform Explained

Is This A Joke?

In another attempt to extinguish a smoldering fire burning the Administration, the President went on the defensive again by issuing a one year extension of existing insurance plans to those losing coverage under the Affordable Care Act.  That is if the state insurance commissioners and health insurance companies want to dust off old policies that they have scrapped for the new healthcare reform law.

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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 Recap Week of 11/11

Recap

On this week’s show there are plenty of headlines and challenges to the Administration.  The War Room notes from within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services became available and they are discussed.  The President and his top officials in charge of the roll out apologized this week and we have all the highlights from that and much more. 

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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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Tracking the Hat

By John Rathouz aka John the Caddie
Co-host of America’s Healthcare Challenge

What’s one way to begin to explain healthcare reform and hint at the challenges facing America?  Wear a HealthReformExplained.com hat, that’s what I do.  For over five months now, I’ve been donning the white flat-bill emblazoned with a red and blue logo.  The hat was a gift to me from Sean McGuire, the leader of this just cause, originally made to be worn during the US Open golf tournament in Philadelphia this past June. 

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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 Recap Week of 11/4/13

Nearly every news network is utilizing the model of America’s Healthcare Challenge to cover the drama that is rapidly becoming referred to as ObamaCare in the media and public.  Cable networks are employing call in segments, national experts and local authorities on this issue.  This week’s episode of AHC has all of the above and more.

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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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In Too Deep

Moving beyond the debacle of October, we are going to begin focusing on solving the problem.  Like I have said multiple times, E.D. Bellis is over the politics associated with healthcare because this should be an individual issue since we will all be affected differently.  As a nation we need to focus on curbing healthcare costs.

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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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Top Ten For October

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.

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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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Break Down

A huge story broke last night and this time it could mean trouble for the Obama Administration, but could end up being good because people are now starting to understand the problem.  NBC news is reporting that the White House knew that the 14 million Americans who obtain their insurance through the individual market cannot keep their insurance.  According to a little known regulation, a substantial portion would not meet the grandfathered status. 

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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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Assessing the Fall of 2013

We have been fortunate to have a pretty mild fall here in the heartland, however, our friends in Washington, DC are operating in a frosty environment.  Nothing seems to be working correctly and one guest nailed it when he referred to it as “hyper-partisan.” We will have to move beyond politics and have an adult conversation about what is really happening before anything can be fixed.

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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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October Wonk Reviews

You can save about a days worth of research by checking out the wonk review carnival.  It is the who’s who of healthcare bloggers who are in the weeds researching healthcare reform.  This week’s issue is an entertaining read and hosted by Jaan Sidorov of the Disease Management blog which is a fantastic resource.

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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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Ride to California

I feel like a gypsy the past couple of weeks but it has been a wonderful experience getting to visit with people all over the country. What is most interesting is that they are all talking about one thing in common.  Everybody has a story and they all have their own opinion about healthcare reform.

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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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