Thursday, February 16, 2017

Changes Coming To Obamacare And Medicare Soon!

By Coleen Elkins   24-7 Health Insurance 

The Committee On Ways And Means Published an Update On The Repeal Of Obamacare Today. February 16th 2017

In the coming weeks, Ways and Means will advance solutions that will:

Deliver relief from the Obamacare taxes and mandates that have hurt job creators, increased premium costs, and limited options for patients and health care providers. This includes eliminating the individual and employer mandate penalties, which forced millions of workers, families, and job creators into expensive, inadequate Obamacare plans that they don’t want and cannot afford.

Enhance Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) by empowering individuals and families to spend their health care dollars the way they want and need—not the way Washington prescribes. For example, our proposal increases the amount of money an individual or family can put into their HSA, and allows individuals and families to spend money from their HSA on “over-the-counter” health care items.

Provide all Americans access to portable, monthly tax credits that they can use to buy a health insurance plan that’s right for them—not one tied to a job or a government-mandated program. The credits—which are advanceable and refundable— are based on age, so as individuals’ health needs evolve over time, so will their monthly, portable tax credit. The credits can travel with them from job to job, state to state, home to start a business or raise a family, and even into retirement.

Please take the time to read the publication in its entirety here:


In the coming weeks will also be we will be providing our Medicare clients with updates regarding Medicare for 2017 and beyond.  This includes plans to strengthen the doctor patient relationship with less intervention from Medicare. 

The Committee On Ways And Means Published an Update On Medicare February 2, 2017.

“I’m pleased to see the Trump Administration is stepping away from the last Administration’s disruptive Medicare policies,” Chairman Brady said. “Many of these policies would have jeopardized the quality and affordability of care our seniors rely on and enjoy. I look forward to further reviewing CMS’ new proposal and working with our new Administration to strengthen these two popular programs so Medicare beneficiaries have the health care choices and peace of mind they deserve.”  

Please take the time to read publication in its entirety here.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Update Repealing Obamacare

By Coleen Elkins      24-7 Health Insurance

There is so much in the news this past week it may seem the repeal of Obamacare has gotten lost in the shuffle.

Senator John Cornyn of Texas says expect action by the end of March.

The word "repair" used by Congress is referencing the insurance industry not Obamacare.

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"I know a lot of conservatives are getting nervous that the GOP is losing its nerve on ObamaCare repeal-and-replace. I think it's just the nature of the 24-hour news cycle these days".
Hey, we haven't heard anything about repealing ObamaCare this week. It's doomed!
Relax. You didn't hear much about it because everyone's been hyperventilating about the immigration order, Judge Gorsuch and Betsy DeVos, but just this week the House Energy and Commerce Commitee has been working on fine-tuning its approach to replacing the failed law: