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If Potentially Illegal Obamacare Subsidies Being Paid to Insurance Companies Stop – How This Will Affect Your Health Insurance?

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Cost Sharing Reduction Subsidies are subsidies that lower the out-of-pocket costs for those earning less than 250% of the federal poverty level. These subsidies reduce the amount that a person will pay toward the overall deductible, coinsurance and copayments of the original plan.

However, a court has previously ruled that these subsidy payments are not legal, because Congress never appropriated money to pay for them. That ruling was stayed pending an appeal by the Obama administration. So the Trump administration could decide to continue the appeal and make those payments, or drop the appeal and accept the judge’s ruling. read more

How Free Market Solutions Can Help Fix Health Care

Monday, March 27th, 2017

With so many questions being asked in congress about the country’s healthcare system, it’s easy to be confused as to where to turn. In a world where many will insist that black is white, how do we tackle the big issues that surround healthcare?

Allowing Us to Control Our Healthcare Spending

The question on how to pay for and provide healthcare is a complicated one, and there are few easy answers. But, having been in the health insurance business for over 30 years, one thing is quite apparent – as government control has increased, prices have also increased and availability has dramatically declined. read more

What Do We Know About the Republican’s Plans to Replace Obamacare?

Monday, February 27th, 2017
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At this point, we’re a little more than a month into President Trump’s tenure, but he made it crystal clear on his first day in office that he has plans to change the way Americans get healthcare coverage. So what’s it going to look like?

There are several different plans being bandied about by the Republicans to replace Obamacare, but the one that has garnered the most attention is the one created by Rand Paul, former presidential candidate and senator from Kentucky. Paul’s plan has nine key provisions: read more

Yes, Obamacare May Be Repealed, But Don’t Panic Yet!

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

There is more uncertainty surrounding the inauguration of Donald Trump as the forty-fifth president of the the United States that perhaps any president in recent history, or ever. And his pledge during the campaign (albeit a bit of backpedaling since) to repeal Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act, or the “ACA”) has perhaps created the largest and stormiest clouds of doubt of any of his proposed changes. read more

Changes to Individual Insurance Under a Trump Presidency

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Last month’s presidential election did not turn out as many people expected. Many people have been speculating as to how President-elect Trump will handle many troubled areas of policy.

And let’s face it: in a campaign such as we had, that was fraught with name-calling, we didn’t always get to hear a lot of important specifics about either candidate’s plans. But I’ve been thinking for the last several years about how we can make things better for everyone – heck, I’ve been selling health insurance for nearly 25 years now, and I’ve always thought there were ways it could be better, even before the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). read more

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