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The Not-So-Affordable Care Act

A few months ago I scoffed when my wife told me about a report from CNN that the average individual, unsubsidized health insurance premium was going up over 60%. After receiving my 2016 premium notice from Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, I’m no longer scoffing. My monthly premium for family coverage went from $1,400 […]

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The Headache of Enrolling In Obamacare

Like millions of Americans, I jumped on on October 1 to view the long-anticipated plans on the insurance exchanges mandated by the Affordable Healthcare Act, known as Obamacare. I needed a new healthcare plan and purposely held off buying one in September to compare the coverage and prices of an Exchange plan. My disappointment […]

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Healthcare Mathematics

The Affordable Care Act has gotten its share of bad press recently, what with the problems with the federal website where people can sign up. (The states seem to have hired much better website developers.) And we are reading articles that compare the cost of carrying health insurance vs. the tax penalty for going uninsured. […]

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Start Early to Learn About Health Care Exchanges

The opening date is October 1. By then, the competition will be lined up and ready to go after bronze, silver, gold, and even platinum. These competitors aren’t athletes, but insurance providers. The field they are entering is the new health insurance exchanges mandated by Obamacare. Beginning January 1, 2014, nearly everyone in the US […]

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Are Affordable Care Act Promises Coming True?

“I’m not sure what’s wrong or what kind of surgery you need, but we have to operate right now.” If you heard this from your doctor, you’d jump off the examination table and run for the door. Yet that’s essentially the approach the President and Congress used three years ago to pass a bill, optimistically […]

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