Entries by Pamela Girardin

Analysis: Why did the Vermont Single Payer Health System Collapse before Takeoff – Part 1

After nearly four years of pouring heart and soul intensive effort trying to establish into an ambitious plan that would setup a statewide single payer health system in Vermont, Governor Peter Shumlin recently announced that the plan to implement the system by 2017 would be abandoned. the scrapping of Vermont’s plan to implement the system […]

11 Million Enrollments: What’s Next for Obamacare?

By now, I am sure you must have heard the sounds of celebration in the Obama administration. It has outdone its own enrollment estimate by ending the second enrollment with 11 million enrollments. This open enrollment has seen 11.4 million people re-enroll or enroll for the first time with federal and state-run marketplaces. Before the […]

Medical Bills Getting More Affordable, Courtesy of Obamacare

Medical bills have long been a source of conflict. In this constant struggle, some people are fortunate enough to have the majority of their bills covered by health insurance, while others are stuck with high bills that go beyond their regular insurance coverage. Naturally, these unpaid bills result in significant debt for families. Since 2005, […]

Nine Reasons Why Obamacare Should Remain Intact

There is a new entrant in the list of challenges to Obamacare – a new challenge that limits the ability of Obamacare to provide subsidies to people buying health insurance off the federal marketplace, healthcare.gov, operating in more than 30 states. According to this new challenge, the language of the Affordable Care Act is such […]

States without Medicaid Expansion Face a New Challenge – Huge Unpaid Hospital Bills

When Obama administration defined the groundwork for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, it defined a clause that would cover the needs of people who most require the benefits and protections of a health insurance plan. This clause was that of Medicaid expansion, which asked states to expand their Medicaid coverage to cover people […]

Ten Hits and Misses after 5 Years of the Affordable Care Act

Since its enactment in 2010, the Affordable Care Act has come a long way in pursuit of its primary goal of a fully insured America. When the ACA was rolled out, it aimed to provide affordable health insurance to 32 million people by 2019. To realize that goal, the administration worked on a variety of […]

The Road to Tax Payments: Three Paths to Configuring Obamacare Components in Filing

Completing your tax return this year will be harder for most due to the requirements of the ACA. For the majority of Americans, the process will only require minor changes that can be covered by simply a checkmark on the filing form, nothing more. For others, however, health insurance reporting will require a whole range […]

Substance Abuse Treatment – What has changed after Obamacare?

When Obamacare was being rolled out, people with pre-existing medical conditions were rejoicing. For the first time, people with pre-existing medical conditions had a chance to get affordable health insurance. People with a poor financial status had a chance to get government subsidies that pretty much offset the entire expense. It was thought that people […]

ACA’s Target Audience Feels that Plans Under Obamacare Are Unaffordable

When the Affordable Care Act was established, the primary goal of the Act was to ensure all Americans had affordable healthcare. The concepts of subsidies and marketplaces were designed to connect the uninsured with an easy online shopping experience that enabled them to choose health insurance and, for those that were eligibly, to offer subsidies […]