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ACA Watch | September 21, 2017

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ACA Watch | September 21, 2017
Surprise! After several ACA repeal-and-replace bills did not succeed earlier in the year, ACA repeal now has a real chance of passing by the end of this month. With their newest Graham-Cassidy bill, GOP Congress members make a final effort to repeal and replace the ACA before the September 30 deadline hits. Authors of the bill, Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) are working to garner support from fellow Senators before a vote next week.
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HMO? Sorry, I have to do the laundry.

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HMO? Sorry, I have to do the laundry.
What is an HMO? It is one common type of health insurance plan. HMO stands for Health Maintenance Organization. This type of plan not only pays for major health events in your life, but also focuses on health maintenance, wellness, and disease prevention. How is it different from the other types of health plans? How do you choose what is right for you?
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Family Plan and Deductible? Sorry, I have to do the dishes.
What is Family Plan health coverage? Or a Family Deductible? Consider this your Benefits 101.
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Single Plan and Single Deductible? Sorry, I have to scrub the floor.
What is a Single Plan? A Single Deductible? Consider this your Health Benefits 101.
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Health Insurance Plan? Sorry, I have to vacuum.

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Health Insurance Plan? Sorry, I have to vacuum.
What is a health insurance plan? Consider this your Benefits 101.
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ACA Watch | July 28, 2017

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ACA Watch | July 28, 2017
In the wee hours of this morning, the Senate’s vote on the Health Care Freedom Act also known as the “skinny repeal bill” failed. Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) were among those voting against the bill. This defeat came after much deliberation in the Senate during their 20+ hour Vote-a-rama session, dealing a devastating setback to Republican efforts to repeal and replace ACA.
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ACA Watch | July 25, 2017

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ACA Watch | July 25, 2017
Today the Senate cast a special procedural vote of 51-50 in favor of the Senate being able to continue debate concerning repeal or repeal-and-replace of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It is important to understand that there was no bill passed as a result of today’s vote, and current ACA law is in effect. One key to this outcome was undoubtedly Senator John McCain’s return after being hospitalized, to cast his vote in favor of continued debate today.
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ACA Watch | July 11, 2017

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ACA Watch | July 11, 2017
Today GOP leaders will meet with other Republican Senators to discuss new revisions of the most recent health care bill to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA) has faced criticism from GOP moderates, as well as being unpopular with lobbying groups and the general public who fear the loss of coverage for vulnerable Americans. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) provides clarity with their superb side-by-side "Comparison of the AHCA and the ...
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ACA Watch | June 5, 2017

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ACA Watch | June 5, 2017
This week, Congress reconvenes after being on a recess last week. Expect renewed activity on the health care reform front. Congress will be able to devote new attention on the Senate side, to developing the GOP bill that intends to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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Let’s learn about your employer health care benefits
What are employer-sponsored health care benefits? You might have benefits from your employer or know someone who does. Let's discuss. Employer-sponsored health care benefits are known by many names: group health plans, group insurance, group health coverage, group insurance policies, etc. No matter what you call them, these are generally the most budget-friendly option for employees. Compared to purchasing your own health insurance, it is a better deal to get your employer’s “group rate” f...
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