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The Republican Healthcare Replacement Bill is Here!

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You can read it in its entirety here. Here are some of the highlights: – No longer fined for having insurance as of 12/31/2015– Pre-existing conditions still covered– If you haven’t had insurance for 63 days, you will pay a 30% higher premium for a year.– No new Medicaid expansion enrollments after 12/31/2019– The essential…

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Donald Trump Mandate

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President Trump has issued an executive order that targets the Obamacare mandate that requires Americans to get coverage or to pay a fine. Senior vice president at the Kaiser Family Foundation said “Probably the biggest step implied by this order would be granting widespread hardship exemptions from the individual mandate penalty, which could create chaos…

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2016 ACA Statistics

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There wasn’t a big change from 2015 to 2016 statistics for the Affordable Care Act. It continued to help get more people covered by health insurance, with about 400,000 new people signing up through the marketplace. It revealed that most Americans are insured through private insurance or with an employer, and as few as 5%…

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Possible Obamacare Replacement?

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As the end of ObamaCare looms over us, a hot topic has been healthcare. Several politicians have put forth replacements, such as Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Susan Collins of Maine. However, A new plan has emerged and very well may become the GOP’s official replacement plan. Rand Paul has proposed that plan. Here are…

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Trump signs executive order as first strike at Affordable Care Act

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In an opening salvo against the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday night that appears aimed squarely at the undoing the healthcare law’s unpopular requirement that individuals carry insurance or face fines. The order directs federal agencies to stop issuing regulations that would expand the law’s reach. And it directs…

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INDUSTRY NEWS

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ACA AND BEYOND – ACA and/or any replacement will doom private insurance in our country if these two problems are not addressed.1.    Private insurance cannot insure people with a preexisting condition any more than you can insure a “burning house.”2.    Private insurance cannot insure an “unlimited risk.”Regarding health care, both may be admirable social causes,…

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Floods may be coming – are you covered?

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Idaho has had more than its share of snow this winter, and the next big weather event may very well be flooding. The Idaho Department of Insurance reminds consumers that flood damage caused by rising water, including snow melt is not covered by homeowner’s insurance. Flood policies typically have a 30-day waiting period, so now…

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Obamacare Repeal Update

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Republicans won their first fight in the war to replace Obamacare Wednesday, voting to begin debating the fast-tracked budget procedures. If successful, this would give the GOP the power to kill the Affordable Care Act without  Democratic filibustering the attempt in the Senate. With a 51-48 vote on just the 2nd day of Congressional season,…

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Time is Running Out!

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With only 28 more days of Open Enrollment, the time to get your new health insurance plan is NOW! If you’re confused about the system of getting health insurance, give us a call at 208-377-7101 and we’ll help you get covered!

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Expansion?

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Legislative season is almost upon us again, which means new changes! Or does it? Since 2010 the Idaho Legislature has declined to accept federal grants to expand Medicaid to 78,000 lower-income Idahoans.As recently as last session, Republicans have declined to approve the expansion, despite Senate approval.Many in the House have explained this lack of action…

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