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Mike Hennessy | Monday, July 28, 2014
In a potentially crippling setback to the Affordable Care Act, a panel of judges from a federal court of appeals ruled that it is illegal for the federal government to provide subsidies for health insurance purchased through federally run exchanges.
Mike Hennessy | Thursday, April 17, 2014
Focusing only on the number of people who have enrolled for insurance through the exchanges ignores indications that the ACA is failing in its primary mission.
Mike Hennessy | Thursday, March 13, 2014
A union report warns the ACA threatens the middle class with higher insurance premiums, fewer full-time jobs, and less comprehensive health coverage.
Mike Hennessy | Tuesday, March 04, 2014
The recently proposed Patient Choice, Affordability, Responsibility, and Empowerment Act would provide consumers with greater insurance choices, reduce healthcare costs, and severely rein in government interference in the healthcare market.
Mike Hennessy | Friday, January 17, 2014
Despite Affordable Care Act supporters’ promises and predictions, healthy young consumers have not been flocking to the health insurance exchanges to sign up for coverage. Now the Obama administration is planning a full-court press to convince them to enroll.
Mike Hennessy | Friday, November 29, 2013
President Obama has been called out for falsely assuring Americans they could keep their current insurance if they liked it. Now we’re learning that the second part of that promise – that Americans would also be able to keep their doctors – was also false.
Mike Hennessy | Saturday, November 02, 2013
Millions of Americans will soon find out that even if they like their current health insurance, the Affordable Care Act ensures they won’t be able to keep it.
Mike Hennessy | Tuesday, October 22, 2013
If a luxury item is by definition something you can do without, by targeting so-called “Cadillac” insurance plans to help pay for the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration is making it clear that it’s more concerned with limiting healthcare choices than it is with ensuring Americans have access to high-quality insurance.
Mike Hennessy | Tuesday, September 17, 2013
When promoting the virtues of the ACA, President Obama famously promised that people who were happy with their current insurance would be able to keep it. However, thousands of Americans are finding out that’s not true at all.
Mike Hennessy | Friday, August 16, 2013
The Affordable Care Act was sold to the public as an effective means of providing affordable health insurance to millions of Americans who currently do not have coverage, particularly the poorest members of our society. It turns out that the law will push more Americans into part-time jobs that are ineligible for employer-provided insurance, forcing them to choose between purchasing expensive coverage through an insurance exchange or forgoing insurance altogether and paying a fine.
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Mike HennessyMike Hennessy is Chairman of MJH Associates, Inc., a full-service healthcare marketing, education, and communications company that features a comprehensive network of print and digital products that reaches nearly every sector of the healthcare market, including physicians, pharmacists, oncologists, managed care professionals, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals. As a businessman and entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare publishing industry, Hennessy is intimately familiar with the financial, administrative, and clinical challenges physicians face in today's competitive practice environment.
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Hennessy's Highlights dissects the healthcare policy issues that impact physicians, particularly those who are running their own practices.