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…

Drop it Like it’s Hot

The debate over the Affordable Care Act will be heating up, once more information comes out about the numerous unintended consequences created by this legislation, particularly regarding new government rules and regulations.  We have seen political firestorms and Supreme Court arguments thus far, but pretty soon our insurance coverage could be in serious jeopardy. Should health care costs…

Michael the Millennial

Michael is considered a member of the Millennial generation (see previous column), and at 25 years old is unhappy that he has not met his goals of career and family. Raised to believe that a college education would lead to the American dream, Michael graduated from college with honors and pursued a graduate degree, until…

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…

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…