Daily Archives: April 21, 2013

“Drs are literally walking out of this talk on implementing,complying with Obamacare.”

Opthamologists walk out of Obamacare talk at national medical meeting | Twitchy.

OpthoDr. Kristin Held, a San Antonio-based opthamologist, is live-tweeting the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Government Relations session. The conference is being held this weekend in San Francisco.

The topic of the Government Relations session is complying with and implementing Obamacare.  Dr. Held doesn’t like what’s she’s hearing, and she’s not the only one. Indeed, almost all the doctors have walked out of the meeting.

 

Here is one of a number of tweets by Dr. Held…

Drs are literally walking out of this talk on implementing,complying with Obamacare.We are men and women of the mind not mindless drones.

Share

Loophole lets insurers renew health coverage into 2014

Loophole lets insurers renew health coverage into 2014 » The Commercial Appeal.

At issue is a little-known loophole in President Barack Obama’s landmark legislation that enables health insurers to extend existing policies for nearly all of 2014. This runs contrary to the widespread belief that all health insurance must immediately comply with new federal rules starting Jan. 1.

“Insurers are on to this, and the big question is how many will try to game the system,” said Timothy Jost, a health policy expert.

I say “yeah”. Assurant Health is taking action under this loophole. Humana will extend your policy until it’s normal anniversary date into 2014. I have two concerns about the Humana strategy:

  1. My question in situations like Humana is what happens to credit built towards meeting one’s deductible. My suspicion is that it’s lost.
  2. Although this may be a “qualifying event”, will all options be available to applicants looking for coverage outside the normal open  enrollment period?
Share