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Be careful what you wish for America…

Be careful what you wish for America…

June 5, 2010 | Comments (0)

As the economy continues to struggle with high unemployment and massive amounts of new debt – Congress enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as “ObamaCare.” This new law will insure 32 million more Americans – 50% of them will be enrolled in Medicaid – tax payer subsidized health insurance – which will force many states to take an active role in managing healthcare, raise taxes and grapple with exponentially higher health insurance premiums. How do I know this? Because we are living with it now in Massachusetts – be careful what you wish for America…here is a preview of things to come.

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What is MassAHU?

What is MassAHU?

June 4, 2010 | Comments (0)

The Massachusetts Association of Health Underwriters is a professional association dedicated to promoting common business interests and ethical practices of it members and to advocate for the best possible application of all health insurance and related products and services in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Code of Ethics: To hold the selling, service and administration of […]

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Be careful what you wish for America…

Be careful what you wish for America…

May 4, 2010 | Comments (0)

As the economy continues to struggle with high unemployment and massive amounts of new debt – Congress enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as “ObamaCare.”  This new law will insure 32 million more Americans – 50% of them will be enrolled in Medicaid – tax payer subsidized health insurance – which […]

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Is it Scope Creep or True Intent?

Is it Scope Creep or True Intent?

March 5, 2010 | Comments (0)

In 2006, MA passed landmark healthcare reform legislation to address the “easy” issue with healthcare – insuring the uninsured. Prior to the passage of that law, MA ranked 3rd in the country for the lowest number of uninsured…now we are #1 because we insure almost 98% of our residents when the national average is 83%. All agree […]

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Testimony Given on LTC Rates at Joint Committee on Financial Services Hearing

Testimony Given on LTC Rates at Joint Committee on Financial Services Hearing

February 25, 2010 | Comments (0)

Good afternoon Mr. Chairman and members of the committee.  My name is Tobe Gerard. I am here today in 4 capacities: 1) As an owner of an insurance agency specializing exclusively in long term care insurance; 2) As a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Association of Health Underwriters 3) As a […]

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Overview of the Affordable Health Plan

Overview of the Affordable Health Plan

February 3, 2010 | Comments (0)

The Affordable Health Plan (HB-4452) would require health care providers and health insurers to limit their costs to help small businesses and individuals.  The bill would limit the rates doctors and hospitals charge for this one product to no more than 10% above what the federal Medicare program pays and would limit insurer profits on […]

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MassAHU Promotes Bipartisan Health Care Reform Efforts

MassAHU Promotes Bipartisan Health Care Reform Efforts

January 26, 2010 | Comments (0)

Massachusetts (MA) implemented sweeping healthcare reform in 2006 and the law was passed with bipartisan support.  What is the good news?  Massachusetts ranks #1 in the country with 97% of its residents insured.  What’s the bad news?  Massachusetts healthcare budget is exploding, we have longer wait times to see a doctor and healthcare costs are […]

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Article by MassAHU President, Mark Gaunya in Insurance News Magazine December 2010

Article by MassAHU President, Mark Gaunya in Insurance News Magazine December 2010

January 3, 2010 | Comments (0)

MassAHU President Mark Gaunya was recently featured in the December Issue of Insurance News Magazine. Read the full article Repositioning Reform Be The Health Advisory For The Change Ahead Insurance News Magazine December 2010.

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Business Perspectives on Health Care Reform

Business Perspectives on Health Care Reform

December 10, 2009 | Comments (0)

Health care reform is a complicated challenge and one without a simple solution.  Where do we start?  Let's look at the best practices and lessons learned from the Massachuestt's "experiment."  Three years ago, the state implemented health care reform with the goal of universal access and lower cost. What were the results? AccessMassachuesetts ranks No. […]

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