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Aetna Withdrawal Heightens Concerns for ACA

Aetna’s decision to drastically reduce its participation in the Affordable Care Act’s individual markets in 2017 has shaken public confidence in the Act, putting health care back into the middle of the political scene in an election year and setting the stage for a future battle over improving the law or scrapping it altogether.
Aetna became the third major insurer to cut back its commitment to state marketplaces since April, following on the heels of United HealthCare and Humana. Last April Aetna expressed optimism about the exchanges, but has now reversed course, citing a second quarter pre-tax loss of $200 million due to higher than projected medical costs.

Impatience with losses appears to make legislative and/or regulatory fixes to the ACA inevitable. What that perfecting legislation might look like is unclear at this time, due to fierce partisan disagreement and the uncertainty of a volatile election season. Little or no action is expected before the November general election.

Republicans have long favored a complete repeal of the ACA and replacement of the law with an alternative. Democrats remain staunchly protective of the ACA, with some, emboldened by the campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders [D-VT], calling for a public option or expansion of Medicare to cover the entire country. President Obama has proposed creating public health plans in areas where competition is scarce.

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2016 Financial Management Conference content is available on Home Care University
NAHC members receive 75% off, and attendees can download the bundle for free

Home Care University is quickly becoming the industry’s leading source of training for home care, home health, hospice, home health aides, and therapists.  NAHC conference content will be added to the site year-round to provide you with the most updated education. 

Content on Home Care University is always available at 75% off the list price to NAHC members! Click here to get your NAHC member discount. 

Did you have to choose between two concurrent sessions at the 2016 Financial Management Conference (FMC)? Did you have to leave the conference early due to travel accommodations?  Do you want to get the full educational programming from FMC?  Conference attendees, whether you’re a NAHC member or not, always receive the content from the conference for free.  Contact NAHC to get your 100% discount attendee coupon!

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Home is the Center of Health Care at the NAHC 2016 Annual Meeting Conference and Exposition
October 23–25, 2016 in Orlando, Florida

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The National Association for Home Care & Hospice invites you to join us and more than 2,500 home care and hospice colleagues in sunny Florida for the 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo. This year’s meeting offers three days of opportunities to learn, connect and discover with unparalleled access to distinguished speakers, hot-topic education sessions and dynamic networking opportunities. Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit our world-class expo where over 200 specialists will showcase the latest in home care and hospice products and services.

Join NAHC and Save: Register by August 14 and save $400 off the full-conference registration. NAHC members pay $800 for the conference; non-members pay $1,200. Click on the link to the right to register.

The Annual Meeting & Expo boasts 80 education sessions across 10 tracks providing the latest research, developments and news in the home care and hospice industry. NAHC 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo provides comprehensive, carefully planned content along with inspirational keynotes and panel discussions. Click on the link to the right to learn more about education sessions.

You’ll have the opportunity to connect with industry leaders from around the country – in the classroom and at the Expo. Plus there are opportunities to network at receptions and meals and in one-on-one discussions throughout the conference.

You’ll discover what’s new this year at the Expo, which features over 200 exhibitors demonstrating and showcasing innovative home care and hospice products and services to support high-quality care. To learn more about exhibiting at the 2016 Annual Meeting & Expo, click here.

Host Hotel
The beautiful Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida, is hosting the2016 Annual Meeting & Expo. Book your room early to ensure that you’re just steps away from this year’s conference. (You must first register for the conference to get access to our special room rates at the Gaylord Palms.)

New this Year
My Planner: Take advantage of our online planner and create your own itinerary. Search by keywords or tracks to find the sessions you want to take. And when you’re onsite, you’ll have your personalized plan right on your phone with our conference app.

Learn more about the companies in our Expo before you arrive. Search, research, and interact through our online planner and mark your favorites so when you’re at the Expo you’ll have a personalized floor plan to guide you to the exhibitors you want to see most.

Florida in October is breathtaking. Come early and take advantage of one of our excursions. Whether it’s a theme park or golf, the Kennedy Space Center or a wildlife adventure, check out the options for fun during the registration process.

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