Summary: where do we stand with 2018 health plans?

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UPDATE 8/17/2017: Yesterday the Trump administration announced that it would not follow through with the president’s political threat to cancel insurance company subsidy payments. That appears to add stability to the markets and allows small businesses and self-employed individuals to be more confident in health care planning for 2018. With all the recent political posturing, it […]

A short term fix for Obamacare

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Today’s Wall Street Journal carried an editorial on a simple solution to ease the paid of high health care expenses for some people: ease the restrictions on non-qualifying health insurance like the type sold at Freedom Benefits. Popular plans like short-term medical insurance and limited benefit or mini-med insurance do not meet the requirements of […]

Aetna locked in legal battle over ACA pullout

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An interesting lawsuit was filed in Pennsylvania last week against Aetna Inc., a Connecticut-based insurance company that has been one of the nation’s largest alternate insurance choices for decades. Aetna pulled out of the individual health insurance markets in 11 states claiming that this was a business decision to prevent the company from losing money. […]

Health plans for New Jersey Farmers

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This is a pre-publication draft of an article intended for print media. New Jersey’s farmers have it tough when it comes to negotiating a path through health care reform. New Jersey insurance markets have been expensive, compared to other states, since the 1990s.  Health plans for self-employed people provide in-network care only and this can […]

How to cope with threatened sabotage of health care financing

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Three strategies for small business health plans On Friday July 28 and Saturday July 29 president Trump and his press spokesperson made a series of statements indicating that he planned to sabotage a financial pillar health care system by revoking government funding for the insurance premiums working class people. The president’s actions are admittedly motivated by politics. […]

Five health care strategies for small businesses in 2017

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Only hours past the point where we thought that Republican leaders in Washington DC had reached an agreement on  minimalist proposal to begin “repeal and replace” of Obamacare, the measure known as “skinny repeal” (covered in my last blog post) has been defeated. Many of us went to bed last night thinking that the healthcare […]