What is your greatest concern regarding the Affordable Care Act?

Melissa Davies, RHU • Benefit Solutions Consultant, Clark & Associates of Nevada, Inc.“My main concern is insurance rates.  The goal of ObamaCare was to get more people covered at affordable costs. However, with mandates, rating changes, etc going into effect next year it does not appear insurance rates will be going down anytime soon – especially for the younger, healthy population who we need in the risk pool!”
Melissa Davies, RHU • Benefit Solutions Consultant, Clark & Associates of Nevada, Inc.

Kurt Goebel, CEM • Senior Vice President, Converse Consultants“My greatest concern is the additional cost to business and the time required to meet the regulations.  As a supporter of medical tourism in Nevada, I would like to make sure it encourages entrepreneurial thinking, quality of care and efficiency.”
Kurt Goebel, CEM • Senior Vice President, Converse Consultants

Jeffrey Lowden, MBA • Broker, President, Sky West & Companies“Total disregard for the target.  It is so full of misses and mistakes, over regulation and red tape.  Socialized medicine would be better. It is a total disaster. The fact that they extended the deliverables is a perfect example of the mess.”
Jeffrey Lowden, MBA • Broker, President, Sky West & Companies

Robert Merchant • MD & Medical Director, Reno Vein Clinic“What most concerns me is the discovery that hidden deep in the ACA is a provision whereby PRIVATE medical insurance will be prohibited from paying for procedures that are not otherwise approved by HHS Secretary Sebelius or her successor.  This means that any final decision regarding your healthcare will be at the sole discretion of the government. Why weren’t we told upfront?”
Robert Merchant • MD & Medical Director, Reno Vein Clinic

Dr. David Silverberg • Surgeon, Silver State Orthopedics“It is my understanding that the affordable insurance premiums are priced based on a deductible level. The most affordable plans will have deductibles that are prohibitive and will discourage patients from seeking healthcare because of their out-of-pocket cost.”
Dr. David Silverberg • Surgeon, Silver State Orthopedics

Stephanie Glankler • Business Development Director, Doctors Express“My greatest concern regarding the ACA, pertains to healthcare accessibility.  Ultimately, if you opt out of health coverage, and are tragically injured, you will still be admitted to your nearest ER.  ER’s are legally and socially mandated to provide treatment to all individuals, whether they are covered under health insurance or not.  Consequently, no one HAS to pay ER bills if they are not able, i.e. no job, no insurance, etc.”
Stephanie Glankler • Business Development Director, Doctors Express