1. Articles in category: Healthcare

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    1. 654,000 Georgians eligible for subsidies, 400,000 policies no good

      A Kaiser Family Foundation analysis reveals more than 650,000 Georgians will be eligible for subsidies in the health insurance exchange, the seventh-highest total in the nation, reports Georgia Health News.

      Some 17 million people in the U.S. who are uninsured, or who buy their own coverage, will be eligible for the discounts, the analysis says. The state with the largest number of people eligible is Texas, with 2 million.

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    2. Employers Are Ready For The Affordable Care Act. Even If They Don't Really Understand It

      Employers Are Ready For The Affordable Care Act. Even If They Don't Really Understand It

      Small-Business To Obamacare: Bring It On. I Think.

      Many provisions of the Affordable Care Act are set to take effect in January. And do America’s business owners have to say about it?

      Bring it on. Or, wait. Don't.

      That’s the finding of a new survey of 1,000 employers with between 50 and 999 workers, released today by ADP Research Institute. Seventy percent of those surveyed expressed confidence that their companies will be able to meet the requirements of the new health-care law.

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    3. New Atlanta memory care centers planned - Atlanta Business Chronicle

      A Texas-based health-care company is expanding in metro Atlanta. The LaSalle Group Inc. is investing about $30 million in developing Alzheimer’s and dementia-care centers in metro Atlanta’s suburbs. Over the next year, LaSalle plans to add six to eight additional centers countrywide, company Chief Financial Officer Brenda Brantley said. The retiree-rich Southeast is a growth market for LaSalle.

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    4. Report: 400,000 Georgians may not have insurance despite Obamacare

      Report: 400,000 Georgians may not have insurance despite Obamacare

      A new Kaiser Family Foundation report says Georgia’s decision not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act - often called Obamacare - means that more than 400,000 low-income Georgians could remain uninsured in 2014.

      The Kaiser report says in states deciding to expand Medicaid nearly all low-income residents will be covered, but in states like Georgia there will be a coverage gap, reports WABE.

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    5. Thinking of Starting a Business? Check Out Consumer Health Technology

      Thinking of Starting a Business? Check Out Consumer Health Technology

      New apps and devices are bringing diagnosis and treatment straight to the end consumer.

      The Affordable Care Act put a spotlight on the surging cost of health care. That has opened a huge opportunity for companies developing tools to make health care--especially preventive and diagnostic care--more accessible to the masses. Increasingly, such products and services are being delivered online, through mobile apps and Web-connected devices.

      The Market Is Big...and Mobile

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    6. With Healthcare Uncertainty Up, Small Business Optimism Down

      With Healthcare Uncertainty Up, Small Business Optimism Down

      Thanks to continuing uncertainty about the effects of Obamacare, small businesses are remaining cautious.

      In the midst of a government shutdown that swirls largely around healthcare, the only thing that appears certain about the Affordable Care Act is the uncertainty that surrounds it. As the ACA starts to take effect, small business owners are naming it the number one thing that’s holding them back from hiring, according to our September SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard survey.

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    7. Q&A on Healthcare Options for Small Business Employees

      Q&A on Healthcare Options for Small Business Employees

      If you're one of the nearly 60 million people in the U.S. who work at small businesses, the nation's new health care law likely will affect you in some way. Starting this week, public exchanges, or marketplaces, are opening up in each state to sell health insurance. Bryan Shaw has coverage from his employer 3dcart, a software company in Tamarac, Fla., but plans to shop on an exchange.

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    8. Health law online sign-up delayed for small businesses

      Health law online sign-up delayed for small businesses

      Small businesses seeking to buy health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law will have to wait a couple of months before they can complete the process online, administration officials said Thursday in the latest delay of the high-stakes rollout. New online health insurance markets created by the law for individuals and small businesses are scheduled to open Tuesday.

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    9. Where in Georgia Obamacare premiums are highest

      Where in Georgia Obamacare premiums are highest

      The Obama administration is touting the competitiveness of the new insurance exchanges as an attractive feature of the Affordable Care Act, but in two regions of southwest Georgia there is only one insurer offering coverage – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia - and the premiums there are much higher than elsewhere in the state, reports Georgia Health News.

      In Region 1, which includes Albany, the lowest-cost ‘‘silver’’ plan for a 21-year-old is $360.61 per month, the highest in the…

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    10. The ACA: No Fine, and Dandy

      The ACA: No Fine, and Dandy

      There are a number of penalties associated with the Affordable Care Act. Until recently, one of the more draconian ones facing small businesses was thought to be the Oct. 1, 2013, deadline for notifying employees about the individual health insurance mandate that is scheduled for Jan. 1, 2014, and the health care exchanges. A business with at least one employee and $500,000 in revenue is required to notify its employees under the notification mandate.

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    11. Greenway Medical Technologies goes private in $644M deal

      Greenway Medical Technologies goes private in $644M deal

      Carrollton-based electronic medical records company Greenway Medical Technologies Inc. will combine with private equity owned Vitera Healthcare Solutions LLC. As part of the $644 million deal, Greenway Medical (NYSE: GWAY) will go private. The Vitera and Greenway businesses will serve nearly 13,000 medical organizations and 100,000 providers. The combined entity is expected to operate as Greenway Medical Technologies with the products and services of both Greenway and Vitera marketed under the…

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    12. How Will Health Insurance Exchanges Benefit Employers?

      How Will Health Insurance Exchanges Benefit Employers?

      But largely lost in the furor have been the ways in which employers could potentially benefit from the ACA and the launch of the new public health insurance exchanges, starting October 1. Results from a survey of more than 100 large employers, released last month, reveal that companies are looking to the online marketplaces to help them save on a variety of health-related benefit costs.

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    13. Report: Georgia Obamacare premiums lower than expected

      Report: Georgia Obamacare premiums lower than expected

      Georgians will pay lower premiums for health insurance than originally expected when the Affordable Care Act takes effect in January, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported Wednesday.

      The average premium for the lowest cost “bronze” plan in Georgia will be $265 per year, according to state-by-state figures released by the agency. The average annual Georgia premium rises to $304 for the lowest cost “silver” plan and $317 for the second-lowest cost silver plan.

      Government…

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    14. Value-Based Health Care Is Inevitable and That’s Good - Toby Cosgrove

      Value-Based Health Care Is Inevitable and That’s Good - Toby Cosgrove

      Vaccines. Anesthesia. Penicillin. Bypass surgery. Decoding the human genome. Unquestionably, all are life-saving medical breakthroughs. But one breakthrough that will change the face of medicine is being slowed by criticism, misunderstanding, and a reluctance to do things differently. That breakthrough is value-based care, the goal of which is to lower health care costs and improve quality and outcomes. It will eventually affect every patient across the United States.

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    15. IRS Offers Guidance on Market Reform Provisions of Affordable Care Act

      IRS Offers Guidance on Market Reform Provisions of Affordable Care Act

      The Internal Revenue Service is providing guidance on the application of the market reform provisions of the Affordable Care Act to health care arrangements such as health reimbursement arrangements, employer payment plans and flexible spending accounts. Notice 2013-54 provides guidance on applying the market reform provisions, along with other provisions, of the health care reform law to HRAs, FSAs and other employer payment plans for health insurance coverage.

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    16. Georgia senators move to head off favoritism to unions in Obamacare

      Georgia senators move to head off favoritism to unions in Obamacare

      Georgia’s two U.S. senators are backing legislation to prevent union members from receiving the same tax subsidies under Obamacare that will go to Americans enrolled in the new health-insurance exchanges. Republican Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson are co-sponsoring the Union Bailout Prevention Act, a response to reports that the Obama administration is working to assuage union criticism of the Affordable Care Act.

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    17. The Key Healthcare Reform Provisions Employers Should Know

      The Key Healthcare Reform Provisions Employers Should Know

      To help business owners stay on top of health care reform, Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of payroll, human resource, insurance, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses, has outlined below, provisions of interest to... * * 1 Related Content Stories * On Tuesday, the administration unexpectedly announced a one-year delay, until after the 2014 elections, in a central requirement of the law that medium and large companies provide coverage for their workers or face fines. One year delay to ObamaCare requirements for employers * Small Businesses and the Affordable Care Act, ObamaCare Resources * Paychex, Inc.

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    18. Americans Spending More on Health Care This Year

      Americans Spending More on Health Care This Year

      Forty percent of Americans are spending more money on health care compared to a year ago, according to a new report by Bankrate.com, which found that only 8 percent are spending less. Twenty-eight percent of Americans said they are feeling more negative about the Affordable Care Act now than they were 12 months ago, twice as many as the 14 percent who indicated they are feeling more positive.

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    19. 'Navigator' Groups Scramble to Be Ready by Health-Care Launch - Philanthropy Today

      With a key plank of the Affordable Care Act taking effect in a few weeks, nonprofit and community groups tapped by the White House to aid with implementation are racing against the clock to put staff and programs in place to help millions of people secure health-care coverage under the new law, writes the Associated Press. More than 100 organizations received grants last month to deploy an army of “navigators” to help the uninsured sift through new policies starting on October 1.

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