Begin financial planning for health care changes now

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We expect major changes ahead to U.S. health care policy under the current federal leadership. We don’t know specifically what these changes will be and when the changes will come. Yet for those with chronic medical conditions, it makes sense to begin financial and legal preparations for the change now. One key aspect of the change […]

The basics of Medicaid planning

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This blog post simply lists key issues in bullet format and is not intended as a complete discussion of any issue. A more thorough consideration is helpful for any aspect that may pertain to your family’s situation. Definition: “Medicaid planning” refers to the specialized field of financial planning that recognizes that it is possible to simultaneously keep financial assets […]

First look at the Republican health plan

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I just finished skimming the 106 page discussion draft of the Republican health plan. I probably understand less that 5% of it but am able to make a few observations. This draft is difficult to comprehend because of the many references to current sections of law. It will take awhile before a third party readable explanation […]

Alternatives to Obamacare

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What are consumers doing right now? I had a great telephone conversation with an experienced health insurance executive today. We talked about the hottest topic in the insurance industry: consumer alternatives to Obamacare. I mentioned that I’ve noticed increased consumer demand for products like Core Health Insurance that do not meet Obamacare standards. We discussed that: […]

I’m grateful for a good personal physician relationship

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I had a routine annual physical exam recently. My personal physician of more than 30 years spent more than an hour doing various tests and chatting while we caught up and discussed a wide range of topics related to my health. Due to my temporary absence from the local area and other life situation oddities, […]