New Obamacare Delays Are Good For Business But Not So Much For Employees
There's no doubt that while the idea of universal health insurance is a good one worth striving for, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act – or Obamacare as it's usually called – has been a bit difficult for the government. From having to extend the original enrollment period to setting up helplines so people could better understand their options, it's been a massive undertaking.
And in February, it was announced that employers were to be given an extension for providing their employees with the coverage they're required to provide. Instead of the original 2015 date, the government has now pushed that back to 2016. This gives employers a full year to prepare and plan for the adoption of the law. That's great news for employers, but for employees in need of coverage, it may not be as great.
Those who need coverage will now face an even longer period of time before they're guaranteed coverage. So what can they do? The only real option is to try to find coverage of their own. But let's face it – even with the new regulations, it's hard to find cheap health insurance. And when you consider that companies who employ less than 50 people aren't even required to provide insurance to their workers, it becomes clear that finding that insurance coverage is something many Americans will still have to do.
At USA RX, we know that finding the right kind of insurance coverage can be difficult. And while your health insurance policy will be tricky to shop for, our USA RX pharmacy discount card makes it much easier to at least save on your prescription medication costs.
A pharmacy discount card allows you to present the card at the register of your pharmacy and get a discount on prescription medications. It won't provide relief from a doctor's visit, but when you consider the high cost of prescription medications and the fact that they are a recurring bill you'll often have to pay for months or years, saving on them is worth doing.
If your employer is planning on offering you insurance, you may have some time to wait. If they aren't required to offer you insurance coverage, you'll want to start looking for your own. Be sure to pay attention to what a discount pharmacy card could do for you. If you're ready to find out more and sign up, don't hesitate to contact us today.