LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This November 1 is the first day of Open Enrollment when U.S. taxpayers can enroll, re-enroll or change a 2017 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Experts predict insurance companies will increase prices by 25%. So it's crucial that consumers know their options. Just in time, lawyer and health care expert Minda Wilson is releasing her new book Urgent Care: Ten Cures for America's Ailing Healthcare System, to help explain the good and bad of "Obamacare" and give power back to consumers in making choices about smart, effective healthcare.
Wilson's message is not political. Her solutions apply if there is "Repeal and Reform" or if the goal is to make the Affordable Care Act (ACA) work better for the U.S. taxpayers who are footing the bill for it. She explains how to keep what works and change what doesn't.
A twenty-year veteran in the health care industry, Wilson's mission is fueled by the fact that the number-one cause of bankruptcy in the U.S. is healthcare costs. And, according to a survey conducted by the Center for Disease Control, only five percent of what is paid for health insurance goes directly to healthcare costs. The remaining ninety-five percent goes to insurance company executive salaries and administrative costs. She is convinced that the important conversations aren't happening – like the risk-free, "sweet deal" insurance companies wrangled in order to agree to the ACA, and how they're playing hardball to keep it.
"With the Affordable Care Act In its current state, the working poor are better off but hospitals lose; doctors lose and the Middle Class really loses," explains Wilson. "And, you guessed, big pharma and big insurance are the big winners."
Wilson's book offers a Ten Step Solution that addresses tax benefits, gifting programs, a realignment of Urgent Care Center function, rethinking medical services to incarcerated populations, the benefits of personal Health Savings Plans and much more.
Called the "Elizabeth Warren of Healthcare," Wilson takes an approach that is meticulously researched and straightforward, making recommendations for corporations, small businesses and the consumer. Her goal is to teach consumers how to take back their power and make smart decisions about this basic human right in a civilized society – affordable and safe healthcare.
For more information, visit www.MindaWilson.com.
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