The Supreme Court Decision on the Affordable Care Act
Today’s decision by the Supreme Court regarding the Affordable Care Act obviously has broad repercussions for the healthcare industry and for the general business climate in America, especially for small businesses. Regardless of your opinion on the merits of the Act, there’s no disputing its short- and long-term effects on healthcare.
PlanSource is in a unique position because our clients span a large spectrum of those who are affected by the decision – from the national insurance carriers and brokers, to the businesses that choose to provide insurance options for their employees, to individuals who may want to purchase their insurance from public or private exchanges in the future. We speak every day with stakeholders in these areas and have been actively shaping our strategy and solutions to address the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
As a company whose core value proposition is to leverage technology to facilitate the buying, selling and management of healthcare and employee benefits, we view today’s decision as a strong catalyst to help us to pursue our mission to deliver even greater value and innovation to our customers and stakeholders through our cloud-based products and solutions.
Process automation, EDI, the use of technology to streamline benefits administration – all of which in some way are part of the Affordable Care Act – are goals that we’ve been pursuing all along to improve the existing, antiquated system of healthcare in America. The benefits of these solutions bring value to everyone involved, and so in that light we look forward to working even closer with our insurance carrier and broker partners, our business customers, and individual consumers as we all navigate the shifting healthcare landscape and the prospects for change that lie ahead.