October 7, 2011


Guest: Allan Wearing, Sales and Marketing Director, Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin

Allan Wearing has had a long and extensive career in the Wisconsin health insurance industry spending 30 years with Blue Cross & Blue Shield United of Wisconsin before joining Group Health Cooperative. On this radio program, Al Wearing uses his trained eye and on-the-job experience to give us a consumer-friendly overview of the health care reform legislation, the Affordable Care Act.

You'll hear about both Phase 1, the basic changes to health care that have already occurred, and phase 2 which begins in 2014 and will include the new health care exchanges (an online "insurance shopping center") opening in every state. There will be other changes, too. With a new emphasis on prevention, health insurance plans will be required to pay 100% of the cost of preventive care such as screenings and vaccinations. Tune into this program for further details on this all-encompassing legislation.

"While the legislation is not perfect, it does provide a foundation to simply make it better to obtain health care in this country," says Al Wearing.

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