Posts Tagged ‘healthcare reform’

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Yes, Obamacare May Be Repealed, But Don’t Panic Yet!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

Why We Offer Faith-Based Plans

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Ever since the inappropriately named “Affordable Care Act” (now primarily known as Obamacare) became effective in 2014, individual and family health insurance rates have been skyrocketing. People who purchase these plans are typically small business owners, self-employed individuals, or the remaining family members not covered by the primary breadwinner’s company coverage.

Families that just a few years ago might have been paying $400-$500 a month for good coverage with perhaps a $1000 deductible are now commonly paying $1200 – $1500 a month or more. Just two weeks ago we were helping some clients – a couple in their 60’s – who found their least expensive option to be $2487 a month! read more

Rising Premium Rates in Colorado and How To Avoid Them

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

In 2016, ColoHealth clients and others who purchase their own health insurance are likely to face rising premium rates. 2015 was a different story, with rates only going up less than 1% on average in Colorado, but this will not be happening again. You will need to reassess your current plan in order to avoid paying higher premium rates.

Colorado Carriers and Rate Increases

Colorado HealthOP and Rocky Mountain HMO are just two examples of insurance carriers that are raising their rates. Colorado HealthOP’s average rate will rise by 21.6%, and Rocky Mountain HMO will increase by 34%. However, Kaiser will only go up 2%. read more

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