The Affordable Care Act and Millennials

Posted on: Wednesday, August 14, 2013  Comments (0)

The under-thirty crowd has a lot at stake in terms of health insurance as the Affordable Care Act takes effect. We examine some of the issues that they face and choices they will need to make for 2014. 

What Are Health Insurance Marketplaces?

Posted on: Wednesday, July 31, 2013  Comments (0)

If you receive health insurance through your employer, which is the case for a majority of U.S. citizens, the Affordable Care Act likely will not affect you directly. However, beginning in October, people without this option will be able to shop for health insurance on what have come to be known as marketplaces (formerly called exchanges). These marketplaces serve as an alternative to buying coverage directly from individual health insurers, and will act as the principle system helping individuals and small businesses purchase health insurance coverage.

What is the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute?

Posted on: Wednesday, July 17, 2013  Comments (0)

It often seems as though the more you know about the Affordable Care Act, the more you need to learn.  Take, for example, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, or PCORI. We know that one of the big goals of The ACA is much greater attention and focus on preventative care and wellness, as well as greater understanding of how patients can take charge of their own medical decisions. To this end, the government has established PCORI.