MassAHU’s concerns with SB 2437

| June 16, 2010 | Comments (0)
MassAHU’s concerns with SB 2437

MassAHU would like to acknowledge and support the following in Senate President Murray's Bill, SB 2437, An Act to Promote Cost Containment, Transparency and Efficiency in the Provision of Quality Health Insurance for Individuals and Small Businesses.  MassAHU supports addressing stabilizing and controlling cost in health care insurance: the Move to an Annual Open Enrollment, to […]

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Be careful what you wish for America…

| June 5, 2010 | Comments (0)
Be careful what you wish for America…

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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President’s Address 2010 – Mark Gaunya of Borislow Insurance Agency

| June 4, 2010 | Comments (0)
President's Address 2010 - Mark Gaunya of Borislow Insurance Agency

Happy New Year everyone – I hope your holidays were spent with family, friends and loved ones – and that you were able to take a break in the action and recharge! 2009 was a very challenging year for almost everyone.  The economy was mired in the midst of a deep recession and businesses all […]

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What is MassAHU?

| June 4, 2010 | Comments (0)
What is MassAHU?

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…

| May 4, 2010 | Comments (0)
Be careful what you wish for America…

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?

| March 5, 2010 | Comments (0)
Is it Scope Creep or True Intent?

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

| February 25, 2010 | Comments (0)
Testimony Given on LTC Rates at Joint Committee on Financial Services Hearing

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

| February 3, 2010 | Comments (0)
Overview of the Affordable Health Plan

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

| January 26, 2010 | Comments (0)
MassAHU Promotes Bipartisan Health Care Reform Efforts

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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