Shortly after the American Health Care Act vote was pulled from the House Floor, Speaker Paul Ryan said that the American public would be “living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future.” Then, just three days later, he makes the statement that “If Obamacare just stays as is, that’s not acceptable to the American people.” So what does that mean for us today? It’s a little hard to say. It appears that this issue of health care reform is not closed, but at this current time, we do not hear any definitive timelines on when we can expect to see a new bill being formulated. At this period, President Trump is calling on the American public to be on the watch as he predicts that Obamacare will implode. But while we are watching and while there are no timelines, what do we do?
Where is may seem as though America is between the proverbial rock and hard place, however, we will most likely see very little change during 2017? Most insurance companies are currently reviewing their options about what plans they will offer and what they will charge for premiums in 2018. With large companies like Aetna giving themselves a deadline of April 1st to make decisions about what they will offer in 2018, most insurance companies will make their decisions closer to June. There is still a trend of insurance companies pulling out of areas where they have found financial hardships. Aetna is now only offering their services in 4 states where they previously were offered in 15 states.
One this is for certain, that at Bernardini & Donovan we will continue to offer you the best customer service and we will always work to find the best health insurance options available for you, your family or your business during this time of transition.
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