The ACA – Beware of false knowledge…

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. – George Bernard Shaw.

This Shaw quote is certainly one that can easily be applied to the raging babble that is all around us about the Affordable Care Act (aka. Obamacare). There is much false knowledge about the ACA and lots of misleading statements being thrown out by politicians as sound bites for the evening news. It can seem at times that everyone has an opinion about it, but very few have any real knowledge of the act or how to implementation the requirements. What’s an individual or small business person to do?

Debbie Head ShotThat’s where companies like HD4 Revenue, Inc. come into play. HD4 has people like Debbie Stroup whom they have trained, licensed and certified as experts on the new health care law so that they can help individuals and small business owners navigate through the process of finding the best available health care insurance option to meet their needs and the requirements of the ACA. I’ve posted a flyer that Debbie uses to help explain what she does on my Move to Milford web site. To view the flyer click here. Debbie is quick to explain that she’s not there to debate the law, just to help you implement the requirements of the law. That is your first indication that you are dealing with a professional who is focused upon the task at hand and not about arguing the merits of the law.

So, how are you reacting to the requirements of the new law? If all that you’re listening to are the rants on some radio shows or just listening to the sound bites that various politicos put out on the nightly news to try to gain attention; then, you’re mainly hearing false knowledge – opinions masquerading as knowledge or worse. Most of the people making all of that noise have political agendas that are arrayed against the ACA ever being successful. They have become obsessed with stopping it; and, so another saying comes to mind –

Obsession is the single most wasteful human activity, because with an obsession you keep coming back and back and back to the same question and never get an answer. – Norman Mailer

I note almost every time that I hear one of the negative sound bites that there is seldom a viable alternative put forth, just vitriol about the law that many of the same politicians voted for when it passed. So, there it is. It’s not going to go away. It’s the law and you must do something about it by the end of the first quarter of next year.

If you have exhausted your negative energy or just want to clear away the veil of ignorance about this law and you would like to move forward with implementing the inevitable for yourself or your business; give Debbie a call at 248-227-0347 or email her at You’ll be glad you did and you’ll finally be talking to someone who has real knowledge about the requirements and the options that you have. No sound bites there, just knowledgeable and calm advice that you can use to move on with your life. Call Debbie today – you’ll sleep better tonight.

By the way; if you are a health care provider and need help understanding the requirements of theDonna Craig head shot new law in your practice, there’s help for you with that, too. Many health care professionals, especially those in small private or partnership practices may not yet understand what the requirements of this law are for their practice.

Donna Craig of the Health Law Center, PLC. Donna is a Registered Nurse and a Lawyer and focuses exclusively on helping healthcare professionals understand their responsibilities under the ACA and other health care laws. You can email Donna at or call one the offices in Oakland County at 248-858-9955 or in Livingston County at 517-552-8850. You won’t find a better source of advice and counsel about the new law and your responsibilities under it. See Donna’s profile on Linked In.

So now you know at least two people who can give you good, professional advice about the ACA and how it effects you. If you want to debate the law, go to the barber shop or coffe house; however, if you’ve finally realized that you need to implement the law for yourself or your business, call one of these ladies. You’ll be glad that you did.

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