What If American Medical Care Ran Air Travel

The American medical care system is often called one of the best in the world.  In some ways, it is a fair observation.  We have greater access to state of the art medical technology than almost any other nation.  Our doctors are skilled and well-trained.  Most communities have access to a hospital.  Major diseases and injuries are […]

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An Affordable Care Act Quiz for All of Us

The Affordable Care Act promised to deliver significant changes in health care and health insurance.  During the past two years, we’ve learned a great deal about what is included in this sweeping new law.  As with most wide-ranging laws, it can be hard to get the real facts and all too easy for misinformation about the law to […]

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5 Must-Fix Items in the Affordable Care Act: Higher Insurance Costs

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act told us the law would make medical care and health insurance less expensive.  Advocates said there were several reasons.  More people will have insurance, including a lot more healthy young people.  Competition created by health insurance exchanges will bring prices down.  More people would gain access to preventive care.     However, other parts of the […]

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Five Must-Fix Items in the Affordable Care Act – The Small Business Deductible

Editor’s Note:  We initially expressed concern about the impact of the small business deductible cap in September 2012.  Since that time, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a final rule on the application of the small business deductible.  Under that ruling, the Affordable Care Act provision allowing small businesses to use medical expense […]

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Seven Reasons Your Business Is Overpaying for Health Insurance

Are you getting the most for your dollar with your company’s health insurance plan?  When we ask that question, quite often the answer starts as “Yes” and pretty quickly turns  to “I don’t really know.”  The simple fact is that most business leaders only know the toll rising health insurance costs are taking on the […]

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