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A Message To Our Next HHS Secretary—The Path Forward

Posted by David Edman in Blog, Featured, Healthcare Reform, Healthcare Reform Blog April 14th, 2014 | No Comments »

 

Only a few diehards still argue that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was a well-conceived law (“pass the bill to know what’s in it”), or that it was effectively implemented (Q: who designs an online marketplace that does not allow the customer to pay for his/her purchase?  A: the US government.).

Realistically, the ACA may never [...]

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The Next Phase of HSA Advocacy

Posted by FulcrumTech in Blog, Healthcare Reform, Healthcare Reform Blog, November 2013 November 6th, 2013 | No Comments »

Read about the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats associated with Obamacare, and consider how Health Savings Accounts properly modified could save health reform in America.

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The Health Consultant From Mars…An Obamacare Analysis

Posted by FulcrumTech in Blog, Healthcare Reform, Healthcare Reform Blog, Monthly Archives October 31st, 2013 | No Comments »

A healthcare consultant from Mars lands on planet earth and is charged with fixing healthcare in America. He looks at the current system of health insurance, the passage of Obamacare, and the fighting between Democrats and Republicans. There must be a better way, right?

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Is It Health Insurance, Or Prepaid Health Care?

Posted by FulcrumTech in Blog, Healthcare Reform, Healthcare Reform Blog, July 2013 July 12th, 2013 | No Comments »

The healthcare debate is muddled by confusion over the differences between health care and health insurance. This posting intends to clarify this issue.

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Will The Affordable Care Act Succeed?

Posted by FulcrumTech in Blog, Healthcare Reform, Healthcare Reform Blog, March 2013 March 26th, 2013 | No Comments »

We need health reform in the United States, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the law of the land. But is it designed for success? We think it needs some further refinement, and make suggestions how.

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Can You Afford the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?

Posted by FulcrumTech in Blog, February 2013, Healthcare Reform Blog, Monthly Archives February 22nd, 2013 | No Comments »

I have been meeting with various groups to review and discuss the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In this presentation, I review the key elements and timelines associated with health reform. Specifically, I discuss the individual mandate, the employer mandate, and the various new regulations, subsidies, penalties and taxes associated with the ACA.

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Medicare Premium Supports—How It REALLY Works?

Posted by FulcrumTech in Blog, Healthcare Reform, Healthcare Reform Blog, Monthly Archives October 17th, 2012 | No Comments »

There is a basic lack of understanding and confusion how a ‘Premium Support’ program under Medicare would work. This posting helps to clear up the matter.

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Fix MEDICARE Now—Part 3 (Rs vs. Ds)

Posted by FulcrumTech in August 2012, Blog, Healthcare Reform, Healthcare Reform Blog August 21st, 2012 | No Comments »

There is so much ‘noise’ in the debate over how to fix Medicare. This article defines the problem, and attempts to clarify the differences between the Republican approach and the Democratic approaches to solve the problem.

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“Wow!—I Just Received My Insurance Rebate Check”

Posted by FulcrumTech in August 2012, Blog, Healthcare Reform, Healthcare Reform Blog August 7th, 2012 | No Comments »

Have you received a health insurance rebate check? Good news, right? No, because we have entered a vicious cycle of the 3 Rs of health reform: regulation, rebates, and rationing. It’s Christmas in July, and not a pretty picture.

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“Proceed With Caution”; The Supreme Court Rules on the Affordable Care Act in NFIB vs. Sebelius

Posted by FulcrumTech in Blog, Healthcare Reform, Healthcare Reform Blog, June 2012 June 29th, 2012 | No Comments »

The Supreme Court has spoken, issuing its ruling yesterday (6/28/12) on the constitutionality of Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare), in a case called NFIB vs. Sebelius. The verdict is in—Obamacare is constitutional. What happens next? Proceed with caution.

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Why Not Open Up FEHBP?

Posted by FulcrumTech in Blog, Healthcare Reform, Healthcare Reform Blog, May 2012 May 8th, 2012 | No Comments »

Given the possibility, or perhaps the likelihood, that Obamacare will be declared unconstitutional in total or in part, what happens next? Returning to the status quo prior to Obamacare is unacceptable, so I want to suggest an approach and request your reactions. Health exchanges, when operated well to promote competition, are a good thing. Instead of starting from scratch, why not consider using an existing exchange, the FEHBP?

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Health Reform in America–It IS Possible

Posted by FulcrumTech in Blog, Healthcare Reform, Healthcare Reform Blog, Newsletter Archive February 17th, 2012 | No Comments »

This blog captures some of the essential differences in healthcare spending and results in Israel compared to the United States, and what if possible through effective state by state reform of their healthcare systems.

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Every State Needs A Health Exchange — It’s Time

Posted by FulcrumTech in Blog, February 2012, Healthcare Reform, Healthcare Reform Blog, Monthly Archives, Newsletter Archive February 13th, 2012 | No Comments »

It’s 2012 and a Presidential election year, and health care in the United States remains a mess. Do I like Obamacare? No. Should it be repealed? Yes. But, let’s be clear and let’s be honest. Even if Obamacare never existed, EVERY STATE IN THESE UNITED STATES NEEDS A WELL-DESIGNED HEALTH EXCHANGE. And, if Obamacare is declared unconstitutional this summer, or it is repealed in total or in part in the future, the same is true — your state should have a Health Exchange. Why?

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Should Individuals Be Required to Purchase Health Insurance?

Posted by FulcrumTech in Blog, December 2011, Healthcare Reform, Healthcare Reform Blog, Monthly Archives December 14th, 2011 | No Comments »

Most people do not understand the role of the Individual Mandate in the reform of our healthcare system–the pros, cons, and legality of the mandate. We hope to put this issue to rest (though it may have to wait until the Supreme Court makes a final ruling).

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The Individual Mandate: Pros and Cons

Posted by FulcrumTech in August 2011, Healthcare Reform, Healthcare Reform Blog August 23rd, 2011 | No Comments »

This posting is about the role of the Individual Mandate within a health exchange. What exactly does it accomplish and is it essential to the proper functioning of a health exchange? If it is not essential, then is it desirable from an economic and/or public policy perspective? Your comments and suggestions are welcome.

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