Healthcare entrepreneurs give Obamacare a thumbs up

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.

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. More posts by Author

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