Senate Bill On Health Reform- Bill H.R. 1628

June 23, 2017. June23, 2017. On June 22nd, The Republican majority Senate introduced its version of a new healthcare bill to replace Obamacare.  It’s something to dislike for everyone but a necessary stop-gap to slow the death-spiral we are in with the ACA.  It is, in my opinion, important to fully consider where we are in healthcare … Senate Bill On Health Reform- Bill H.R. 1628

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AHCA passes the house. What it really means.

This afternoon, after weeks of rancor and rumor, the House passed the American Healthcare Act, version 2, by a slim majority of 217-213.  YAWN…. Be ready to get overwhelmed with data and misrepresentations from both the right and the left. This bill was needed as a first step as health insurance options, especially in the … AHCA passes the house. What it really means.

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American Healthcare Act – CBO Details Reveal Flaws

The passing of a little time and a review of the CBO scoring of the American Health Care Act indicates that this bill is not ready for passage.   Anyone in the healthcare industry with a broad vertical understanding of the processes knows that the current system we have needs improvement. The argument comes in … American Healthcare Act – CBO Details Reveal Flaws

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Will the Democrats help pass GOP bill?

The proposed American Healthcare Act, part 1 of the GOP trilogy, may get support from the moderate wing of the Democratic party to put it over the top.   If you didn’t know that this bill was proposed by the GOP, you might think that it was ACA version 2.0 from a Democratic lead house. … Will the Democrats help pass GOP bill?

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Provider confusion over employer based plans with BlueChoice Options network.

This is applicable for 2016-2017 members of Blue Cross who have the Blue Choice Options (BCO) plan through an employer plan. This is not applicable to those that have Blue Choice Preferred PPO (BCE), which is the only network offered to individual plan members. Many Blue Cross, Full PPO, providers are not fully aware of … Provider confusion over employer based plans with BlueChoice Options network.

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Open Enrollment for 2017 Extended

December 15th, 2016 – 6:00pm CDT. We are receiving word from our carriers that open enrollment for Jan 1 effective dates has been extended to 2am CDT , December 20th, 2016.

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Land of Lincoln Update #5 – July 28, 2016

Land of Lincoln update # 5 –July 28, 2016   Tips for the Special Enrollment period – (Individual plan members only) From the Desks of Castle Group Health Inc. –Jeff Greenberg, Mark Zisook, Brent Caldwell (retired) & Mark Gurda     As it stands, Land of Lincoln will cease to operate as of 10/1/2016.   There … Land of Lincoln Update #5 – July 28, 2016

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Land of Lincoln -Client Release Update 7/19/2016 –

Land of Lincoln update # 4 –July 19, 2016- SHUTDOWN DATE ANNOUNCED From the Desks of Castle Group Health Inc. –Jeff Greenberg, Mark Zisook, Brent Caldwell (retired) & Mark Gurda   Land of Lincoln benefit plans will cease as of October 1, 2016. An advanced open enrollment period will exist from August 2, 2016 until … Land of Lincoln -Client Release Update 7/19/2016 –

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Land Of Lincoln Health to be shut down

Bulletin – July 12, 2016 From the Desk of Mark Gurda, Jeff Greenberg, Mark Zisook, Brent Caldwell and the staff at Castle Group Health Inc. : Northbrook, IL   Tel: 847-559-8100.   The Federal Government denied the suspension of the $31mm payment to the federal risk adjustment program. As a result, the State of Illinois has petitioned … Land Of Lincoln Health to be shut down

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Administration admits no responsibility for failed nonprofit health co-ops

Over half of 23 nonprofit health co-ops set up by the ACA failed soon after receiving their federal loans.

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