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Cost Woes Continue Keeping Patients Away from the Doctor
October 30, 2014
Cost Woes Continue Keeping Patients Away from the Doctor

One year after the roll out of the Affordable Care Act, widely known as Obamacare, the debate still rages. Is it working to make healthcare coverage more affordable for millions of Americans? Is it inadvertently preventing employers from hiring full-time employees due to new regulations for businesses? Overall, is it helping Americans find affordable health…

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Mid-Sized Businesses Face Challenges with the Affordable Care Act
October 25, 2014
Mid-Sized Businesses Face Challenges with the Affordable Care Act

Business owners are facing unprecedented challenges due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Health Care Reform or Obamacare, which may have a profound impact on their bottom line. The changes required by the new law may prove to be some of the most difficult compliance issues companies ever tackled, and the high…

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Health Insurance Help at Wal-Mart?
October 21, 2014
Health Insurance Help at Wal-Mart?

With more than 4,000 stores in the United States, chances are you’ve shopped at Wal-Mart at some time in your life. Now the retail giant is seeking to expand even more – this time into the health insurance sector. In fact, Wal-Mart announced Monday, October 6 that they want to be the number one healthcare…

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Medical Debt Burden
October 19, 2014
Medical Debt Burden

Trying to get the most for your money on your medical care is much different than any other “shopping” experience out there. The doctor chooses the tests and treatment to eradicate what is bothering the patient. The patient does have a voice, but more often than not, the doctor is calling the shots and the…

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Healthcare Bidding
October 15, 2014
Healthcare Bidding

As Americans find out first-hand just how out of control our healthcare costs have become, they are struggling to find methods of saving money when having medical procedures, tests and even routine examinations. One such method becoming rampant, is bid soliciting from physicians online. MediBid.com, a highly visited website, is helping Americans receive value-priced services…

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Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Employers
October 8, 2014
Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Employers

The impact of the Affordable Care Act on businesses has been a chart-topping subject of debate since the announcement of its very existence. According to critics of the law, it will shake up companies to the point where they will be forced to cut hours and staffing just to hold their bottom line above the…

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The Effects of Proposition 45 on the Affordable Care Act
October 2, 2014
The Effects of Proposition 45 on the Affordable Care Act

As November 4th approaches, ballot initiatives are causing their usual uproar in California. The closer the date gets, the more intense the pressure becomes. Proposition 45, in particular, is being both promoted and denounced heavily by anyone with an interest in healthcare costs, quality and accessibility.   Proposition 45  If it survives at the polls,…

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The Affordable Care Act: Upcoming Tax Challenges
August 14, 2014
The Affordable Care Act: Upcoming Tax Challenges

For many, tax day is one of the most dreaded days on the calendar. It can be scarier than Halloween and as daunting as all the Monday mornings of the year put together. Those who are ultra efficient or who expect a sizable refund typically handle taxes as soon as they receive all of their…

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The Insured, the Uninsured and the Underinsured
August 11, 2014
The Insured, the Uninsured and the Underinsured

The New York Times has published an article that expresses investigators’ concerns that the health insurance Marketplace, located online at www.healthcare.gov, might not be ready to handle more citizens who are ready to sign up for the Affordable Care Act nor those who are wanting to make changes to their existing coverage this fall. According…

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Prepping for Obamacare’s Employer Mandate
August 4, 2014
Prepping for Obamacare’s Employer Mandate

Obamacare’s widely scrutinized employer mandate is set for its delayed implementation. According to the Affordable Care Act, companies that employ 100 or more people are subject to this law starting in 2015, and they must offer insurance to at least 70% of their full-time employees. By 2016, the mandate will expand to include companies with…

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