Category: Health Care Reform

The Insurance Market Landscape Now

March 30th, 2017

Medicaid is on an unsustainable course, but Republicans were unwilling to accept the changes proposed under the AHCA. By William G. (Bill) Stuart Director of Strategy and Compliance March 30, 2017 The equivalent of a major shift in seismic plates occurred last Thursday and Friday in the nation’s capital as the Republican medical insurance and.. Read more

Zero Hour for Health Care Reform

March 16th, 2017

House Speaker Ryan introducing the American Health Care Act. Republicans are in a position to line up as a firing squad and take direct aim at the ACA. Unfortunately for opponents of the existing law, the Republicans firing squad appears to be arranged as a circle. By William G. (Bill) Stuart Director of Strategy and Compliance.. Read more

Reform Effort Lands In Byrd Bath

February 16th, 2017

Elizabeth MacDonough Their sentiment is consistent with the limits on Republicans’ power. They simply don’t have the numbers to repeal the law in full. They’re going to attack it piecemeal, eliminating what they consider the most onerous parts of the ACA. William G. (Bill) Stuart Director of Strategy and Compliance February 16, 2017 One of.. Read more

Is Reference Pricing a Part of the Solution?

February 2nd, 2017

Patients were given information before they underwent surgery and understood that they would be responsible for costs above a certain figure. This change gives patients a tremendous incentive to choose the right facility to deliver their care. By William G. (Bill) Stuart Director of Strategy and Compliance February 2, 2017 In the battle to control.. Read more

The QSEHRA Opportunity

January 19th, 2017

President Obama signs the 21st Century Cures Act. Employers: Are you willing to share your expertise with other benefits professionals? Healthcare Trends Institute, a leader in analyzing and disseminating information about employee benefits, is seeking input. You can find more information and the link to a five-minute survey here. “QSEHRAs give employers a fourth option:.. Read more

What to Expect with Health Care Reform

January 5th, 2017

By William G. (Bill) Stuart Director of Strategy and Compliance Jan. 5, 2017 With the 115th Congress convening in the nation’s capital this week, all eyes will be on Republicans and their approach to the Affordable Care Act. Readers know that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (dubbed the ACA or ObamaCare) passed Congress.. Read more

Rebuilding Healthcare

November 23rd, 2016

By William G. (Bill) Stuart Director of Strategy and Compliance November 23, 2016 What do this month’s national election results mean for healthcare in 2017 and beyond? We’ll have some solid answers soon enough. Healthcare is likely to be on the agenda for early action when the 115th Congress convenes in early January and President-elect.. Read more

Are You Preparing for the Cadillac Tax?

September 29th, 2016

by William G. (Bill) Stuart Director of Strategy and Compliance September 29, 2016 The so-called Cadillac Tax, the levy on high-premium medical coverage scheduled to go into effect January 1, 2018, is dead, right? Not exactly. Late last year, Congress delayed implementation of the controversial tax for two more years until 2020. Most elected officials.. Read more

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