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The Year Ahead: Five Key Sectors - Mike Fernandez

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The Year Ahead: Five Key Sectors - Mike Fernandez

Chairman / MBF Healthcare Partners Chairman / Simply Healthcare Plans, Coral Gables

Mike Vogel | 1/8/2013

“I expect that (President Obama) will move forward with his health care reform plans. There will be a tremendous increase in the number of Medicaid-qualified eligible. They will have an insurance card; the question is, will they have a doctor to see them? Our insurance-related businesses will grow. There’s been a ratcheting down of reimbursement for certain services. That will cause a significant number of health care providers to exit the marketplace.”

Premiums vs. Wages in Florida

  2000 2009 Change
Median Earnings $22,753 $28,836 26.7%
Total Family Premiums $6,812 $13,497 98.1%
Share Paid by Worker $1,969 $4,697 138.6%

Source: Families USA

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