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Is Health Insurance a Human Right?

With President Trump now in the White House, the big question is, what will happen to the ACA? Of course big changes come with the switching of a presidential administration. With the last three presidents serving out two full terms, the United States has only seen three presidents in the last 24 years. That gives the incumbent president eight full years to put new laws and policies into place, and seemingly the next president just days to dismantle it all. So far, President Trump has vowed to leave the pre-existing condition clause in place as he attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. Some believe him, some don’t, and many are upset over the prospect of not being able to qualify for insurance without this clause. I think it begs the question: is insurance a human right?

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18 Months Later...Will Aetna Acquire Humana?

It has been a year and a half since Aetna's battle to acquire Humana began. With that amount of time and over 200 people working on integration plans, you'd think the deal would be done, right? Wrong. The major hold-up is The U.S. Justice Department, who sued in an attempt to block the merger, claiming the deal violates anti-trust laws. Several states have also filed antitrust lawsuits to block the merger, based on the following reasons:

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The Affordable Care Act Miasma

November 03, 2016

ACA, Healthcare, OEP4, Affordable Care Act

Dear Independent Health Insurance Agent,

The last four years of health insurance has been challenging, to say the least.  With the fourth open enrollment period (or OE4 as it is affectionately being called) in full swing, I have to sit back and think about how far we have come in four years, and yet how much further away we are from a real solution to delivering affordable healthcare.  After all, healthcare is what drives the premium cost, right?

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