With the Supreme Court’s 5-4 vote to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA) last week, people all over the country are rejoicing for the 32 million Americans who will now be able to afford health care and live healthier. Well, at least have the resources to live healthier. But does having healthcare necessarily cause people [...]
Rebates totaling $1.3 billion from health insurance companies should go to more than 3 million individual policyholders and thousands of employers this year because of President Barack Obama’s health care law, a report from the Kaiser Family Foundation says.
Here’s how the law works:
— Insurers covering individual consumers and small employers must spend at [...]
Compensation experts are predicting modest but steady wage growth over the next few years as the country continues to shake off the salary freezes, layoffs and low profits brought on by the recession.
Still, the average pay raise will be modest this year—around 3%, according to a handful of employer surveys. By contrast, raises averaged [...]
WASHINGTON — Don’t have the slightest clue what your health insurance covers?
The Obama administration says that’s going to change, starting this year. Officials announced Thursday that private health plans will have to provide consumers with a user-friendly summary of what’s covered, along with key cost details such as copays and deductibles.
Just six [...]
Before embarking on health care reform, the people of this country forgot to ask and answer one important question – Should everyone have health care? Let’s see if we can answer that now. It is human nature to make decisions based on our individual experiences. It can be a challenge, but better decisions can be [...]
Improve your quality of care with these resources
The Affordable Care Act makes many changes to the health care system in an effort to control costs, but that is not its only objective. Health care reform legislation was also designed to improve quality of care for patients.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [...]