Healthcare entrepreneurs give Obamacare a thumbs up

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The employer mandate is delayed, the computer algorithms can’t figure out how to charge higher insurance rates for smokers, a few pioneer ACOs are backing out of the program and needless to say, Republicans are still fighting to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

We had more than 50 entrepreneurs at CONVERGE this week. We talked to them about what they are doing to improve healthcare and building their businesses, but we asked about Obamacare too.

Everyone we found was a fan, and even the one person who initially said thumbs down concluded that the act was a necessary step in fixing the system.

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Veronica Combs

By Veronica Combs

I was the editor in chief at I started writing and editing in the print world and joined a dotcom right before the 2000 crash. I was at TechRepublic/CNET/BNET for 7 years. Health was more interesting to me than the latest version of Windows, so I left for a startup tracking prescription drug news. A year later, MedTrackAlert was acquired by HealthCentral, so I shifted to audience research. The fun of daily news and interviewing smart people brought me to MedCity News in February 2012.
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Insurance companies have no place in our healthcare system They are and have been the problem all along. They were the ones who should have been watching the store the last 50 years but instead just kept raising rates. Look where we are now. Up against the virtual wall. National healthcare is the only way to give everyone guaranteed healthcare. How can we get quality healthcare when the ONLY thing insurance companies are interested in is profit. It does not work on paper and does not work in practice. Every civilized country in the world has national healthcare because they do not have their politicians taking bribes from these special interests. That is why we cannot get this together in this country. Insurance companies would lose millions. They do not give one crap about any of us. Our people here have to wake up and realize how they are being played like violins.