Companies with 50 or more full-time employees must offer “minimum essential coverage” that is “affordable” by 2014.
XstremeMD, a Lafayette-based telemedicine provider, is saving lives in the oil and gas industry.
The only thing certain is death and taxes — and Obamacare.
The Bayou State was among the first to announce last year that it will not run its own health insurance exchange in 2014.
Federal health care reform — the Affordable Care Act — is projected to cut the number of uninsured Louisianans by at least 60 percent once it’s fully implemented, by some estimates.
The moral of the UMC story is that we must develop new approaches to health care that merge government and private enterprise with individual responsibility.
It is no surprise that the recently announced budget cuts at UMC have made front page news. Concerns have been expressed by multiple stakeholder groups that this crisis is but one step toward a complete meltdown of UMC and the irrevocable negative impact on our quality of life.
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