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Insights Column 03.18.2011

Health reform helps small businesses

      The Small Businesses Majority was founded by small business owners to represent the interests of those who own and run small businesses throughout the country. In the video above, John talks about…

Insights Column 03.18.2011

How one recent graduate benefited from health reform

    Jake, a recent graduate from the University of Mississippi, did everything right and played by the rules. He graduated at the top of his class and immediately started applying to jobs in Washington,…

Insights Column 03.18.2011

Health reform: Helping people in your community

      Paula, who is originally from Jamaica, has been a resident of Central Florida for over a decade. In a region that relies heavily on tourism, employment is often seasonal and contractual, meaning…

Insights Column 03.17.2011

Health Care and You

A new website offers a clickable interactive map with statistics about how the Affordable Care Act has and will affect the residents each state. The site, HealthCareandYou.org, is sponsored by national health care organizations such as AARP,…

Insights Column 03.17.2011

Insurance companies need to prove rate hikes are justified

Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released proposed consumer disclosure notices that insurers would be required to complete electronically when they request rate increases of more than 10 percent.…

Insights Column 03.17.2011

Worry less, spend less

Health care costs have risen sharply over the years, and a greater share of the costs has been shifted to the consumer in the form of rising deductibles and higher copayments and co-insurance. To…

Insights Column 03.14.2011

Surgeon General Previews Preventive Health Strategy

A recent article by Charles Fiegl reports that U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin has drafted a strategy focused on preventive health care. It is important that Americans stay healthy as we approach 2014, when…

Insights Column 03.07.2011

Florida judge says implementation can go forward

Last week, Federal Judge Roger Vinson, who ruled in January that the entire Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional, issued a stay of his own ruling. You might be wondering, what exactly does this mean?…

Insights Column 03.03.2011

More money going to health care

One of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act is what’s known as the medical loss ratio requirement—better known as MLR. This requirement at one time caused a mild panic among insurers. But it…