New Orleans A combination of factors has curbed some, but not all, of the appetite for nonprofit hospitals’ frenzy of legal actions against lower income families in North Carolina, giving hope that the new Affordable Care Act restrictions against draconian collection practices might actually be effective.
We have been following closely whether or not nonprofit hospitals […]
New Orleans Talking to Professor Adam Seth Levine of Cornell University on Wade’s World about his new book, American Insecurity: Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Inaction, about how our political and organizational communication can subvert our own message or “self-undermining rhetoric” in his words, I asked him for his opinion about how the Administration “sold” […]
New Orleans Since the Republicans cannot realistically repeal the Affordable Care Act, one of the long predicted and now emerging fights in the new Republican Congress is over the definition of hours as a way to dilute the employer mandate to provide coverage. Currently under Obamacare anything over 30 hours per week requires coverage and […]
Waveland The window opened on the Affordable Care Act for changes in policies and closed again after a short month. The reports from CMS indicate that some 9 million or so either renewed by their own volition or automatically rolled over their renewal with their existing carriers in mid-December. This is good news, but there […]
New Orleans The window has now opened for new signups under the Affordable Care Act. This time around there won’t be any do-overs or make-ups, I’ll bet. The Administration is already soft selling the numbers and predicting less than 10 million enrollees by the end of 2015, dampening expectations, either tactically or determinedly.