ACA/Health Reform Posts

High-Deductible Health Policies Linked To Delayed Diagnosis And Treatment

April 18, 2019

In 2017, Susan learned that she carries a genetic mutation that may elevate her lifetime risk of developing breast cancer to 72 percent. Her doctor explained that individuals who have this mutation in the BRCA2 gene have choices in treatment. Some people opt for a preventive double mastectomy. But Susan could instead choose to undergo increased cancer screenings, which, for her, would mean an annual mammogram and annual MRI scan. Read More

How 60 of the Nation’s Biggest Employers are Uniting to Fight the Benefits Status Quo

April 18, 2019

When Josh Riff was leading benefits for Target, he found himself increasingly frustrated that he wasn’t able to take more of a lead when it came to managing the healthcare of his employees. “All the ideas, all the innovation, everything came through [our carrier],” he says. “We were on the hook to pay for our healthcare, but we weren’t doing anything proactive to change the trend or the curve except for what our provider was telling us to do.” Read More

United CEO Slams ‘Medicare for All’ Plans

April 18, 2019

The CEO of the nation's largest health insurer on Tuesday sharply criticized "Medicare for all" proposals being debated by Democratic lawmakers and presidential hopefuls, weighing in on a major political fight ahead of the 2020 election. Read More

Why Workers’ Comp Insurance is Critical for Small Businesses

April 18, 2019

One out of four small business owners surveyed in a 2018 poll from Insureon and Mantra admitted that they did not have workers’ compensation insurance. At the same time, 30% of the 900 respondents said that they weren’t certain if they were required to cover their employees in the first place, even though the risks these employees face don’t disappear just because of the business’s size.   Read More

A 2020 Primer on Democratic Proposals

April 17, 2019

About 20 million Americans have gained coverage under ObamaCare since it was passed in 2010, but nearly 9 percent — 30 million people — still don’t have health insurance.  Read More