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Bulletin: Tax Reform & Its Impact on the Individual Mandate

Posted by Seth Denson

Dec 20, 2017 11:34:34 AM

Today, both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate are expected to pass the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (recently re-named due to Senate rules related to the length of the name of the bill). While all of the details related to the new legislation will become clearer over time, one key provision that is catching quite a bit of attention (including ours) is the provision impacting the individual mandate that ALL citizens be covered by a qualified health insurance plan.

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Topics: ACA, Individual Mandate, Tax Reform

Healthcare Reform Update, July 28th - The Death of the Skinny Repeal

Posted by Seth Denson

Jul 28, 2017 10:14:14 AM

In the early hours of the morning, the U.S. Senate voted down the "Skinny Repeal" - here are our thoughts on that vote, as well as the future of healthcare reform in the United States.

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Topics: ACA, Cure for Healthcare, Skinny Repeal, BCRA

Health Care Reform Update - July 25, 2017

Posted by Seth Denson

Jul 25, 2017 5:16:47 PM

Today the US Senate voted 51-50 to move forward on debate of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA), the Republican proposed healthcare repeal and replace legislation.  In today's video blog we will discuss the proceedings and what did - or didn't - happen and what happens next.

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Topics: ACA, Cure for Healthcare, U.S. Healthcare, healthcare reform, brca

Curing Healthcare: Part 4 - Solutions

Posted by Seth Denson

Jun 23, 2017 11:18:19 AM

All week we have rolled out our thoughts surrounding the current state of the healthcare system and why it's broken.  We have qualified data to support out thoughts and address issues, both political and practical.  Since we've identified and quantified the problem, it's time we lay our our ideas to solve it.  In Part 4 in our series on Curing Healthcare we do just that.

 

 

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Topics: ACA, AHCA, U.S. Healthcare, Health Insurance

The Employer Mandate - How the Senate's ACA Replacement Bill Addresses This Issue

Posted by Seth Denson

Jun 22, 2017 2:50:05 PM

Earlier today, the Senate released their version of an ACA partial replacement bill.  One of the key topics our clients are tuned into is the Employer Mandate and how it is addressed in the Senate's bill.  

 

 

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Topics: ACA, AHCA, Employer Mandate

Curing Healthcare: Part 3 - Facts and Opinions

Posted by Seth Denson

Jun 22, 2017 10:01:46 AM

In today’s U.S. political climate, information is often times not based on facts, but rather on opinions. In today's video we will outline facts necessary to cure healthcare.

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Topics: ACA, Cure for Healthcare, healthcare, U.S. Healthcare

Curing Healthcare: Part 2 - A Personal Connection

Posted by Seth Denson

Jun 21, 2017 10:02:48 PM

I'm often asked why I am so passionate about solving the healthcare chrisis in the United States.  As we prepare to share our solutions, I hope that you will allow me the opportunity to also share with you a personal connection to the problem of healthcare that keeps me motiviated.

Growing up, our family didn’t have health insurance.  My father was the Pastor of a small church in Midland, Texas, and the congregation operated on a limited budget.  For this reason, health insurance for its staff was, unfortunately, not an option.  By the age of 12, I would require more than 10 surgeries due to a non-life threatening a medical condition.  While minor in nature, these procedures created a significant financial burden to our family.  Not realizing the reasoning at the time, I watched as my father would take jobs outside of his role at our church to be able to either obtain health insurance and/or earn enough money to pay for the treatments of my condition. 

Both of my parents were selfless like that, always putting their family first, others second and themselves last.  Growing up, we were not poor, but didn’t have a lot of money either.  I don’t recall ever going without, as a matter of fact, I always thought we must have had significant means because my brothers and I always seemed to have more than we needed or really wanted.  We were rich, but not in the monetary sense, rather in that we had two parents who first loved each other, loved us, and showed us that love often. 

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Topics: Employee Benefits, ACA, Obamacare, Cure for Healthcare, healthcare

Curing Healthcare: Part 1 - Introduction

Posted by Seth Denson

Jun 20, 2017 4:27:38 PM

Healthcare in the U.S. is broken. As congress continues to debate the ACA as well as the AHCA, our opinion is that they are focusing on the symptoms rather than the actual problem. Healthcare in the U.S. can be cured, but we must focus on the right things to do just that.

In the coming days, we'll be posting a series of videos on our proposed solutions to the challenges healthcare faces, and how all of us together can fix the system.

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Topics: Employee Benefits, ACA, Obamacare, Cure for Healthcare, healthcare

ACA COMPLIANCE UPDATE: CONGRESS PASSES HEALTHCARE LEGISLATION

Posted by Seth Denson

May 4, 2017 3:59:37 PM


Earlier today in a bi-partisan vote the US House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in a 217-213 vote.  With 20 Republican legislators voting against the bill, the AHCA passed by the slimmest of margins.  The bill will now go to the Senate for consideration.

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Topics: Compliance, ACA

TRUMP, THE ELECTION, &THE FUTURE OF THE ACA

Posted by Seth Denson

Nov 9, 2016 12:01:13 PM

As I lay awake watching the returns roll in, I thought about all the doing that would need to be undone.  On Christmas Eve, 2009, in the hours following the Senate’s passage of the ACA and the certainty that passage in the House of Representatives would follow, I remember having the same feeling, and thinking through all the ways the healthcare market and my industry would change. I put my thoughts to paper as I wrote a message to all of my clients, encouraging them to take a deep breath as the details of what had just occurred would become clearer over time.  While it is now 2016, and many of the players are different, the message is still the same – hold on, the details are always the most important part, and let’s see what plays out as the dust settles.

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Topics: Strategy, Health, ACA

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