Category Archives: Obamacare and Business

GOP ‘replacers’ talking to wrong people

Tom Price

Tom Price, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Republican leaders, who now have to walk the talk on replacing Obamacare, are searching for answers in all the wrong places. They talk to lobbyists for big insurers and big… Read more

There’s hope for Value Healthcare

As ObamaCare sputters its way to an uncertain future, a new business model called Value Healthcare continues to emerge. Self-insured private payers, entrepreneurs, lean hospital systems and the big dog payer, Medicare, are the main drivers… Read more

Walker half way there on health reform

Governor Walker

Gov. Scott Walker’s just released plan that aims to put him out front of other GOP presidential candidates on the repeal of Obamacare includes some salient points, but fails to address the major issue of rising costs. Give him credit for a… Read more

The Unaffordable Care Act, aka Obamacare

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama Five years into the nation’s top-down experiment with the delivery of health care, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is proving to be unaffordable. That should come as no big surprise, since almost every feature of the act… Read more

Penalties looming, what grade for Obamacare?

Official_portrait_of_Barack_Obama

With stiff penalties looming for citizens without health insurance in 2015, at least $325 per person and up to $975 for a family, the question looms: Is Obamacare working like it was supposed to? Specifically, did the Affordable Care Act (ACA):… Read more

No need for GOP empty suit on health care

MITCH DANIELS PORTRAITS

Could the masterminds in the Republican Party explain why they have such a hard time coming up with a national policy for the delivery of health care in America? For openers, you would think they would learn from their mistakes. Confused… Read more

More Upheaval ahead under ObamaCare

As the fog clears on the complexities of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it becomes possible to make a few crystal ball guesses on the prospects for the new law. So here go some guesstimates, based on conversations with hundreds of smart business… Read more

ACA assessment: higher premiums, more uninsured

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As Kathleen Sebelius steps back from her role as the field general for the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, it is appropriate to also step back and look at the big picture of what ObamaCare has or hasn’t… Read more

As ObamaCare soap opera churns, firms drop benefit

The soap opera titled ObamaCare keeps burning and turning, and the episodes to come promise to be as unpredictable as the ones playing out. To date, the new law has been a series of missed milestones, deferred deadlines, unintended consequences… Read more

Sorting Out Hissy Fit on ObamaCare for Congress

SensenbrennerJohnson

The ObamaCare pot continues to boil, and now the hot water has spilled over to the Republican right wing. Wisconsin Rep. James Sensenbrenner, who has held one of the safest GOP seats in America for most of four decades, has raised a stink about… Read more