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Halbig vs. Burwell: Potential Devastation to Obamacare
July 17, 2014
Halbig vs. Burwell: Potential Devastation to Obamacare

Nearly five million Americans receiving health insurance subsidies through Obamacare are in danger of losing their financial assistance and watching their premiums hike to unaffordable heights. Whether this happens to the fullest, doesn’t happen at all or happens on some level in between all depends on the outcome of the Halbig v. Burwell case. Under…

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Gaping Holes in ACA Verification Leave Unsolved Problems
July 16, 2014
Gaping Holes in ACA Verification Leave Unsolved Problems

Millions of Obamacare Application Discrepancies Remain Unresolved The rollout of Obamacare has produced some tremendous growing pains in the United States. This is true not only for those implementing the new law, but also for the consumers, the insurance companies, and even the medical professionals. A new growing pain of sorts has reared its head,…

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What You Need to Know About Obamacare Renewals
July 9, 2014
What You Need to Know About Obamacare Renewals

The Effects of Automatic Renewal on Obamacare Premiums Plans to re-enroll individuals and families into the same health insurance plans they subscribed to through the federal exchange last year have been made. This may come to the dismay of many who overlooked the option to opt out, who do not plan to keep the same…

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What’s the Impact of Dropping Charitable Medical Treatments?
June 28, 2014
What’s the Impact of Dropping Charitable Medical Treatments?

Many people are expected to remain uninsured even with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. This includes those who cannot afford a plan on the exchange (and will likely be penalized) as well as those who live in states where Medicaid was not expanded and have found themselves in the “coverage gap,” meaning their…

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Why Fraud is on the Rise in the US
June 26, 2014
Why Fraud is on the Rise in the US

Healthcare fraud cases are flooding the media outlets, from stories of the “doctor next door” scamming Medicare out of millions for unnecessary medical treatment to other medical personnel filing claims for services that were never provided. What might be even more alarming, however, is a recent statement by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation which…

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Hospitals Push for Bundled Care
June 23, 2014
Hospitals Push for Bundled Care

A recent article from the Wall Street Journal reports the healthcare industry’s interest in providing more “bundled care” options for patients. Within this system, the payer is charged one fixed rate for everything involved within a procedure, sometimes even including postoperative procedures for up to 120 days after the initial procedure. In WSJ’s article, entitled…

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What’s in Store for Premiums and Cost Sharing under Obamacare?
June 18, 2014
What’s in Store for Premiums and Cost Sharing under Obamacare?

Supporters of Obamacare had something to brag about when average insurance premiums didn’t rise to the sky as predicted by opponents of the new law. While many still saw modest increases, the actual sticker shock was reserved for much smaller groups. For instance, women between the ages of 55 and 64 experienced average increases in…

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Risk-Free Medical Bill Reviews
June 16, 2014
Risk-Free Medical Bill Reviews

Companies who review medical bills see this scenario on a daily basis: You learn that you need to have an unexpected procedure and you allow your physician to set it up at one of the local hospitals. Nothing is questioned before the procedure and immediately after the procedure, you and your family are concentrating on…

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Hospital Corporation of America: A Look Inside the Healthcare Giant
June 11, 2014
Hospital Corporation of America: A Look Inside the Healthcare Giant

Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is a for-profit, Tennessee-based medical giant that owns an impressive 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers with around 215,000 employees in the United States and United Kingdom. HCA is the largest medical corporation in the entire world, but like almost any other business, its beginnings were humble. HCA was…

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How Medical Bills Impact Your Credit Score
June 7, 2014
How Medical Bills Impact Your Credit Score

Medical bills have the potential to wreak absolute havoc on a person’s credit. Large amounts of debt, medical or otherwise, have a long history of demolishing credit scores and taking away financial freedom. Given the often unexpected and sudden way in which medical bills can hit credit reports, this type of debt can be especially…

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