Health Care Reform and the ACO might be an answer to keeping costs under control at least somewhat. ACO is the acronym for Accountable Care Organization, which despite the name is not another government agency.
Once upon a time a new leader was elected. The new leader wanted to make sure everyone was covered for health insurance and put together a group that created a plan to cover pretty much every one in the kingdom (aka Health Care Reform). The plan had great ideas to keep the people healthy with preventive care and to eliminate life time maximums so that no one would be cut off from insurance if they had big health issues. But the people who put the plan together forgot about how to control costs other than making the insurance companies keep their costs low with medical loss ratios. Read the rest of this entry »
Healthy Eating can control your costs when it comes to healthcare. Before I start, I know some of you out there might be rolling your eyes. Here she goes again, nagging me about taking care of myself. But this time it’s different. Okay, not really, but I still like to give you ideas about how to make a few changes and have better health which will control your costs in the end!
Health Care Reform cost is still quite the topic of the day. I read an article in the Contra Costa Times this last Sunday by Tom Barnidge titled “A Dose of reality on health Care“. The article quoted a fellow insurance broker, Colleen Callahan, who was quite surprised when she read a commentary from Rep. George Miller, D-Martinez, who touted how great the federal Health Care Reform bill is that he supported.
Self Healing can Control Your Healthcare Costs, and I can prove it! The middle of last summer, my friend, Donna Buessing, introduced me to a great book called Pain Free by Peter Egoscue. Donna heard of the book from someone at her gym and told me about it when I told her I had foot pain for more than a year and I was looking for some relief. Donna had a copy of the book and she let me borrow it. I didn’t want to keep it long since she was working on her own issue, so I took the book home, studied it and followed the exercises that night.
We just passed the first anniversary of PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act). Many positive things have happened as a result of the law. Things that needed to happen. The insurance carriers could have added these enhancements all by themselves without the law forcing their hand, just because it’s a good thing to do, but they weren’t listening to me!
In my professional life, I am a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) the California Association of Health Underwriters (CAHU) and a local chapter, Golden Gate Association of Health Underwriters (GGAHU). All of these organizations support the health care reform, PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) in many ways. We have great ideas on how the Affordable Care Act can be improved and of course we see a few problems with the Act as well.