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ARE YOU GETTING THE FULL BENEFITS FROM YOUR MEDICATION?

The cost of employer sponsored health insurance continues to increase, and one of the hidden facts that is contributing to rising Insurance costs are employees and dependents that don’t take their prescription medications.  This is also a problem for Medicare recipients and people with individual insurance policies. Often time’s people think that by not taking

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OBAMACARE HOUSE OF CARDS

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, the carrier that has provided individual health insurance in Kansas and Missouri for the last 75 years announced last week that they are withdrawing from the ACA/Obamacare marketplace.  This means that 67,000 people will lose coverage by December 31, 2017. BlueKC was the first carrier approved and

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JIMMY KIMMEL AND PRE-EXHISTING CONDITIONS

On Monday evening, Jimmy Kimmel gave a heartfelt monolog to his audience about his son who was born with a life threatening congenital heart defect. As Chairman of the American Heart Association here in Kansas City, I am all too familiar with the devastation and trauma this condition causes parents and newborns that are affected

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MAKING ALZHEIMERS A DISTANT MEMORY

Join me Saturday for our second show in the GAP Foundation series on finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.  With five million Americans currently afflicted with disease, and while we’re living longer by age 80, one out of two Americans will have Alzheimer’s. Join me and my guests, Doctor Jeffery Burns of KU Medical Center

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How Small Employers with Under 50 Lives Can Buy Insurance like Costco, Whole Foods and Home Depot

With the collapse of the Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, employers’ and business owners will probably experience significant premium increases again this year, especially if they are on an ACA plan and have not been grandfathered in. Having said that, it is imperative for employers to recognize that cost shifting these increases to

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Tax Tip For Medicare Recipients Employers buying Health Insurance and Individuals buying Health Insurance

MEDICARE: For most, the 2017 monthly Medicare Part B premiums average $109.00 however, the basic premium increases to $134.00 a month for some people. The group that pays more include individuals who first enroll in Part-B for 2017 and folks who do not have premiums deducted from monthly Social Security benefits. Upper-income seniors also pay

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When Should I Sign Up For Medicare?

If you are turning 65 or you are 65 + and retiring from your place of employment and losing your group coverage, you have 90 days prior to the qualifying event (e.g. your birthday or the date of losing your coverage) and 90 days after the qualifying event to sign up for either a Medicare

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The Truth About The Repeal And Replacement of ObamaCare: What Will Really Happen

Using the budget resolution process, Republicans will move forward with the four committees that control healthcare policy:  two in the Senate and two in the House.  This process requires only 51 senators to be present and vote, therefore eliminating the Democrat minority ability to block the repeal.  The repeal will begin in the form of

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Where Have All The Insurance Carriers Gone On The Exchange For ObamaCare?

Where have all the insurance carriers gone on the Exchange for ObamaCare?! Remember, when the ACA/Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare) was passed, we were all told how it would save us money, lower costs and ensure coverage for all.  Well, not really.  Costs for coverage have skyrocketed even if you have a government

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A Millennial’s ObamaCare Lament

Only 28 percent of millennials are enrolling in ObmaCare.  Why?  Could it be the cost of coverage versus the $695 penalty?  In The Wall Street Journal article below you will get a clear understanding of why millennials aren’t enrolling and its impact on the cost of health insurance for everyone else. By DAVID BARNES Sept.

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