With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) right around the corner, it's important to address numerous topics and concerns in relation to this momentous occasion affecting virtually every citizen of these United States, rich or poor, male/female, healthy/sick, boss/employee, young/old, Christian/atheist/other.
On a personal level, as a licensed independent health insurance agent since 2004, I am concerned with how the Affordable Care Act will affect my business, my clients, potential new clients, and how this will affect me as both an agent and a consumer.
Writing on examiner.com since 2009 also provides a platform to share news and information within my area of expertise: "Christianity & Culture." Christianity, in it's broadest sense, encompasses the largest religious segment of America, and this cultural health shift known as "Obamacare" has the potential to affect everyone's health and well being.
Christian individuals and businesses may also be wondering how this specifically affects them, if they are exempt, how they should submit to the governing authorities with healthcare plans and services they morally oppose, and what their options might be.
Therefore, this small article is meant to serve as a reference point for all other related articles, as well as a preemptive explanation to those readers who may wonder why an examiner writing under the title Christianity & Culture is writing about insurance.
I'll tell you why ... because it's about time.