Thursday, October 4, 2012

Much Ado About Healthcare

The first debate took place last night in Colorado, and regardless of the winner, there was a heated discussion about the future of our healthcare somewhere in those 90 minutes. Although the two parties disagree on how to implement a plan to rebuild our healthcare system, it appears that the foundation for the idea comes from the same blue print.

Romney claims that the healthcare plan he has established and executed in Massachusetts is a ‘form’ of Obama's. He also claims that he worked with both republicans and democrats to establish his successful healthcare plan in Massachusetts. Romney also cited a McKinsey study, that up to 30% of employees could be dropped for coverage through Obama's plan. The White House pushed back against McKinsey's findings at the time, noting that reports by organizations such as the Rand Corporation didn't find large numbers of companies planning to drop coverage.

Obama retaliated saying the plan was not only bipartisan, but also a republican idea. He also assured the plan would contain lower group rates,that children will be covered up to age 26, and that if you have insurance, this plan essentially protects you.   

Don't miss the Vice Presidential Debate on October 16th at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. In the meantime check back with us for daily HIX updates. And if you want to learn more, the Health Insurance Exchange Congress will be held November 13-14, 2012 in Chicago, IL.  Here, state officials and health plans with the only opportunity to come together to discuss PPACA and strategize on how to make this a successful opportunity for all.  For more information on this year's agenda, download the program here.  As a reader of this blog, when you register to join us and mention code XP1710BLOG, you'll receive 15% off the standard rate!

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