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Survey Indicates Knowledge of ACA Still Lacking

February 28th, 2014

According to a poll conducted in January by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a majority of the public believes that only “some” provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been implemented.  The public feels this way in spite of the significant implementation milestones that occurred January 1st, including the requirement for individuals to have insurance, the opening of Exchanges, and the provision of tax credits and cost sharing subsidies to eligible individuals.  Very few provisions, in fact, remain to be implemented.  When asked about specific elements of the law, awareness was slightly higher than prior polling, yet nearly half of those surveyed continue to indicate they do not have enough information to understand how the law will impact their families.

In the absence of credible and specific information, the public, including physicians and medical practice administrators across North Carolina, will wonder if they know all they need to know in order to make the best decisions…decisions that impact an employee’s health care and a practice’s bottom line.  Do you feel you have enough information about the health care reform law to understand how it will impact your practice and your employees?  We would love to hear what you think.  Share your thoughts with other physicians and practice administrators in the “Leave A Comment” section below.

The agent consultants representing the North Carolina Medical Society Employee Benefit Plan (NCMS Plan) can answer your questions and share how other medical practices are adjusting to this new health care environment.  For more information, contact us at 800.662.7917 or email Barry Hill, Director of Sales.


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