|Posted on August 21, 2016 at 8:10 AM||comments (0)|
As many of you may know I offer home appointments all over Wisconsin and will always continue to do so but I would also like to let both existing clients and new customers know that I will be available at Walgreens on 2204 University Ave, Green Bay, WI 54302 from October 4th through December 7th on specific dates, normally M-W 10am-3pm with some exceptions. Plan materials and Applications for enrollment will be present for your convenience if you wish to meet with me here. If you happen to miss me or I am away from my booth feel free to give me a call (920-370-2507), email at [email protected] or fill out a contact card so I can call you back.
Here is my schedule for Walgreens:
4th (3pm-8pm), 5th (10am-3pm)
10th, 11th, 12th (10am-3pm)
17th, 18th, 19th (10am-3pm
24th, 25th, 26th (10am-3pm)
1st, 2nd (10am-3pm)
7th, 8th, 9th (1oam-3pm)
14th, 15th, 16th (10am-3pm)
28th, 29th, 30th (10am-3pm)
5th, 6th 7th (10am-3pm)
|Posted on February 19, 2015 at 1:35 AM||comments (0)|
As a licensed health insurance agent whose primary objective is to give my clients quality and affordable health insurance I’m writing to discuss 2 GOP proposals by both a potential Presidential candidate and current members of Congress. First there is currently a bill in the House of Representatives called “The American Healthcare Reform Act” (HR 3121). Contained in this bill are measures that address the costs of healthcare which are not addressed in Obamacare. These include tort reform, the ability to purchase insurance across state lines, ability of small businesses and sole proprietors to band together for group insurance as well as returning the money Obamacare took out of Medicare and Medicare Advantage back to those programs. It also repeals harmful industry taxes and expands state run high risk pools for those with pre-existing conditions. The bill also will allow a standard healthcare deduction as well as expand allowances for flexible spending accounts. It has been over a year (December 3, 2013 to be exact) since the House sent these ideas to Obama. There has still been no response. Obama has brokern his promise when he said he was willing to listen to ideas from others.
The second idea comes from likely Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson. Carson’s prospective on healthcare is unrivaled in the 2016 presidential field since he is a world renowned neurosurgeon. Carson’s proposal for Health Savings accounts makes perfect sense. If every American was given $2000 per year to place into a health savings account it would be a fraction of what we spend on healthcare right now. Also it gives the individual the flexibility to spend their healthcare dollars as they see fit with “first dollar coverage” (paying for deductibles, co-pays, birth control, etc.) even without approval from their insurance plan. This puts the care back into the hands of the patient and their doctor instead of in the hands of government regulated insurance and unelected bureaucrats who, as part of the Independent Payment Advisory Board are now deciding who gets approved for a procedure based on their age or “value” to the government. This is much like in countries with socialized medicine where certain care is routinely denied based on those formulas. We must not let our healthcare system get to that point. Another great thing about the health savings accounts is that they would lead to the creation of more “bridge insurance” plans to cover higher cost procedures since 75% of routine healthcare encounters can be handled by basic routine care with the health savings account. This would not only make the cost of insurance plummet but would encourage responsible behavior in that patients would not go to the emergency rooms for basic care because they would know that the cost will be significantly higher there. Also the health savings accounts would be issued at birth to every newborn and you could accumulate the amounts and even share it with family members who may need it more and pass it on when you die. Another benefit of Carson’s ideas are automated CPT codes from the most basic procedures which right now are wasting time and money on unnecessary paperwork which increases costs for doctors, insurers and ultimately patients.
Obamacare limits choice in insurance coverage, reduces doctor choice and increases health insurance premiums and co-payments well above normal periodic increases. There is a better way to bring healthcare to all without destroying it for many and without forcing people to buy a product they don’t want or need. With the combined ideas from the American Healthcare Reform Act and Ben Carson’s health savings account proposal we can achieve this goal.
For more information on the American Healthcare Reform Act and on Ben Carson's Health Savings Account proposal visit these websites: