Category Archives: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

How would you assess the first year of the Affordable Care Act’s Performance?

With several technological issues of the Health Insurance Marketplace (exchange) rollout, frustration mounted as visitors to the HealthCare.gov website for Maine and New Hampshire and the Vermont Health Connect website for Vermont were hampered from enrolling in health coverage. Eventually, … Continue reading

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Considerations for Selecting a Stand-Alone Dental Plan

Effective January 1, 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires children to have dental coverage. (Major exceptions to this rule exist, including for those getting their health insurance through their employer.) Since pediatric dental coverage is now an “Essential Health … Continue reading

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ACA/Exchange Education Conference

What is new and evolving since the August 8, 2013 Conference? On February 10, 2014 the United States Treasury Department released the final regulations for the Shared Responsibility for Employers Regarding Health Coverage.  Considering that the ACA requires every American … Continue reading

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The highest court in the country has spoken; The Affordable Care Act will continue as we know it.

The United States Supreme Court ruling yesterday was complex to say the least. Chief Justice Roberts wrote the majority opinion: The ‘individual mandate’ was not deemed a tax under the Anti-Injunction Act; therefore, it could be ruled on by the … Continue reading

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ACA-Supreme Court Musings

I have read extensively over the past three months about how the Supreme Court may rule next week on the pending case regarding the ACA. I have read articles from some of this country’s most respected experts and none of … Continue reading

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