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Category Archives: Heathcare Reform

The Ten Essential Health Benefits (“EHBs”) in the ACA

The Ten Essential Health Benefits (“EHBs”) in the ACA

By on April 30 2018 | | Leave a comment

We have posted on these EHB’s before.  But the 10 (ten) essential health benefits are the cornerstone to the ACA.      (HHS on the ACA) Under the new rules set out by the ACA all new major medical health insurance policies must provide ten essential health benefits (“EHBs”). These are minimum coverage requirements that […]

Making Sense of Healthcare News (ACA) In 2018

Making Sense of Healthcare News (ACA) In 2018

By on March 27 2018 | | Leave a comment

What is going on with American’s healthcare is a moving target.  People will say they do not want “Obamacare” or an ACA plan. But, the law affects all of us. and  most insurance. I listened to this reporter and tried to make some sense of our (the USA healthcare system) as we start into the […]

Health Insurance News Feb 2018

Health Insurance News Feb 2018

By on February 27 2018 | | Leave a comment

Group Health Insurance is the way most Americans get health Insurance. And this has been the best way to get health insurance in my opinion. When the ACA first came on, the playing field was more level. But over time the Individual market has not stayed  as strong in the offering and the price has […]

Health Care Changes As Of Fall 2017

Health Care Changes As Of Fall 2017

By on December 25 2017 | | Leave a comment

Congress is trying to make changes to the health care law, ie the ACA or  “Obama Care.” This will have a big effect on both individual and family health insurance as well as small group insurance. C-span morning show Washington Journal (WJ) did have a segment (10/18/2017) where Jennifer Haberkorn and Rebecca Adams  talked about the future of […]

Healthcare & ACA in late 2017

Healthcare & ACA in late 2017

By on November 15 2017 | | Leave a comment

What is going on with healthcare  law and the ACA law that has a lot to do with individual health insurance and markets.     The CEO of Cigna,  David Cordani, talks about the complicated health care system in the USA.  He goes into the idea that a lot of our health is related to […]

Health Care Reform As Of Sept. 20, 2017

Health Care Reform As Of Sept. 20, 2017

By on September 26 2017 | | Leave a comment

Where are we (the Congress) on taking on repeal and replacement of the ACA law as of  09/20/2017 ? This is a good question with no clear or easy answers.   ( “darn”   – jcl) See the three videos and  ALL the good links for more info to help you see what is going […]

Individual Heath (ACA) Open Enrollment for 2018

Individual Heath (ACA) Open Enrollment for 2018

By on June 29 2017 | Health Insurance | Leave a comment

The ACA is still the “law of the land” re Individual Health Insurance. The 2018 Open Enrollment Period runs from November 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017. Plans sold during Open Enrollment start January 1, 2018. As of the end of June we are not sure what insurace companies will be selling in Texas. Note  Memorial […]

May 2017 Health Care Replacement

May 2017 Health Care Replacement

By on June 1 2017 | | Leave a comment

The Congress has started the process to repel  & replace the ACA law. I have posted what I think is some good info on the via the C-Span.org -AM news show  Washington Journal from Monday 05/05/2017 with Ms Julie Rovner who is with Kaiser health news. See the below link for about 90 minuets of discussion […]

The Cost of Health Care 2017

The Cost of Health Care 2017

By on May 24 2017 | | Leave a comment

The cost of health care goes up every day. I can say that on the insurance side, which I look at every day, it seems that the cost of premium goes up about 1% per month. I do not have any answers for this but I think I have found some people (a writer in […]

Mid Summer 2016 ACA Info & News

Mid Summer 2016 ACA Info & News

By on July 28 2016 | | Leave a comment

      Ms. Rachana Pradhan is with Politico . She was with Inside Health Policy where she focused on the implementation of the ACA. She was interviewed on 03/27/2016, which was the 6th anniversary of the signing ot the ACA law. Please note: Starting at about min 1:45 she talks about TAX form 1095 (3 types ….depending […]

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