Monday, September 1, 2014

Obamacare The Affordable Care Act means guaranteed access to insurance

Gautsche talks about Obamacare.
Posted on March 28, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

Recently, a reader wrote about concerns over the Affordable Care Act, referred to as Obamacare (Gloria Riegsecker, “Reader predicts higher health insurance costs,” March 9 People’s Forum).

The Affordable Care Act does mean big changes in the way many people will shop for and access their health coverage in the future.

At Everence, we recently decided to exit two of our health plans — for individuals younger than 65 years and for small groups — because our members in those plans will be able to access different and more competitive options once major parts of the Affordable Care Act go into effect in 2014. Right now, insurers can turn people down for insurance if they have pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes or other conditions. After 2014, individuals will have guaranteed access to insurance.

Health care costs certainly remain a major issue for our members and for people around the country. That problem will not disappear in 2014. We are taking every opportunity to help people manage and lower their costs.

Remember: Our plans for older adults — Medicare supplement plans — will continue into the future. These plans remain strong, stable and are a competitive choice for many people.

Everence members are always welcome to contact us to learn about their options. Other people with concerns may visit to learn more.

David Gautsche

Everence Senior VP of Products and Services


 This undated image posted on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a Syrian opposition group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows a fighter from the Islamic State group, armed with a knife and an automatic weapon, next to captured Syrian army soldiers and officers, following the battle for the Tabqa air base, in Raqqa, Syria. A U.N. commission accused the extremist Islamic State organization of committing crimes against humanity as pictures emerged of the extremists' bloody takeover of the air base.

Posted on Aug. 31, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
 A man closes off an entrance to the Last Stop outdoor shooting range Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in White Hills, Ariz. Gun range instructor Charles Vacca was accidentally killed Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at the range by a 9-year-old with an Uzi submachine gun.

Posted on Aug. 31, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
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