Obamacare mandates that you have insurance or pay a penalty. Now, physicians are refusing to take patients who have insurance? Is this counterintuitive? How will this affect the “affordable” and “accessible” care which Obamacare strives to achieve?
As we know by now, the expansion of Medicaid was one of the major points of contention within the Affordable […]
How is Medicaid Expansion impacting healthcare in general, healthcare exchanges/subsidies in particular?In keeping up with the holiday traditions, we are highlighting the 12 days of Obamacare. As such, on the 7th day of Obamacare, Obama gave to me: Medicaid Expansion, Increased Age for Children, Affordable Healthcare, No Pre-existing, Preventive care, Healthcare Exchanges, and an Individual Mandate
Summary: Keeping with the theme of the season, we thought it only fitting to create an article on the 12 days off Obamacare. The Affordable Care Act a.k.a Obamacare was enacted in 2010 with provisions becoming effective through 2015 and beyond. The goals of this legislation are to provide care which is affordable, accessible, accountable, coordinated, and of high quality while reducing healthcare spending. Following are the 12 days of Obamacare:
How does an organization comply with all of the ACA requirements in terms of quality? What initiatives exist? How is the shift from quantity to quality accomplished? What are the implications in terms of delivery systems, accreditation, reporting, and accuracy?
Medicare Versus Medicaid - what are the similarities and differences? Both programs are government-sponsored through federal, state, or a combination thereof. Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that helps with medical costs for some people with limited income and resources. Medicaid programs vary from state to state, but most health care costs are covered if you qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid.
With a couple of months under the belt of the exchanges, a surprise is made evident as to the largest group of enrollees – Medicaid. Medicaid signups are a dual-edged sword for healthcare. With the passing of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, one of the main goals was to provide affordable healthcare to more Americans. To this avail, many provisions were enacted, such as expanding Medicaid and creating health insurance exchanges.
Are you familiar with the Cadillac excise tax? How about the "pay or play" mandate? How about the communication required to be sent to employees? How is Medicaid expansion affecting your state? How will the Healthcare Exchanges affect your business? Following is a quick summary or "An Employer's Essential Guide to: Critical ACA Implementation Dates.