Stop Blaming And Start Governing

Source: bloomberg.com | Re-Post KSS Insurance 3/30/2017 – Who’s to blame for the failure of the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare? Who cares? What matters now is that Democrats stop gloating, Republicans stop sulking, and each party come to the table to improve a health-care system that both parties agree needs work. After

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What’s in a Name? That Which We Call…..

No, I’m not going to write about Shakespeare today.   Nor am I going to write about one of the most tragic love stories of all times – Romeo and Juliet.  Pretty much everyone knows the premise behind the story – love and hate in true form and in obscure form.   This premise can be applied

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And They Say The Numbers Don’t Lie….

Let’s talk about numbers.  As you all are very well aware by now, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, ACA, “ObamaCare”) launched the Health Insurance Marketplace (also known as the Exchange) on October 1 to dismal results.  Consumers have experienced long wait times, crashing websites, wrong information…to name just a few of the

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Is It The Ole Bait and Switch or a “Minor” Over-looked Detail?

From day one when we were introduced to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, ACA, or “ObamaCare”) back in 2010, we were told that everyone was required to have insurance by 2014 or face a penalty of some sort.  And of course, no one really knew, let alone understood, what was in the

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Medicare Do’s and Don’ts….

Has anyone else noticed how crazy October has been?  The government shut down for 16 days, the U.S. almost defaulted on its ability to pay its bills, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) launched the new Health Insurance Marketplace (also known as an Exchange) under the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care

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Glitches…Smitches…Health Insurance Marketplaces Are Open For Business

It’s October.  We’ve successfully survived the launch of the new Affordable Care Act’s (ACA, “ObamaCare”) Health Insurance Marketplaces even with the goverment shutdown.  Granted, the opening didn’t go quite smoothly as planned as there were software glitches, websites crashes, and long wait times for questions and answers, but on a positive note…the world did not implode, Wall

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T’was the Night Before ObamaCare and All Through the House……

T’was the night before ObamaCare and all thru the House Not a Congressman was quiet, nor even their spouse.   Pelosi and Sebellius are both wearing skirts. While Ted Reid is sitting there in a suit, tie, and smirk.   The House and the Senate were fighting all night With visions of passing, and screaming

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I will Pay How Much for My Health Insurance Premium?

 The 50 states of Obamacare Health premiums will be much cheaper in some states than others (By Jen Wieczner 27 Sept 2013, Marketwatch, WSJ) (an abbreviated reprinting of the article)   Obamacare may be a national health law, but it has a different price tag in each state. Americans under age 65 who buy insurance

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Finally….Behind Door No. 3….The Bronze Plan…Or Is It the Silver Plan…Or…?

It’s hard to come up with a new angle to write about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, ACA…or ObamaCare) when we are getting bombarded daily with information about it…and straight from the source:  Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the newspaper, the internet, the

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In Just a Short 7 Days….

One week from today, on October 1, 2013, health insurance will change significantly for the first time since 1965….when Medicare was signed into law.  Are you ready?  Do you understand the new Health Insurance Marketplace?  Do you know what a Qualified Health Plan (QHP) is?  How about the ten essential health benefits (EHB) now included in

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