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As I have traveled the country, attended local chapter meetings and spoken with many NAHU members since the election, I have become acutely aware of the feelings many of you have about the election results. In the aftermath of this election season, it is critical that we focus on the positive solutions that will contribute to a more stable, competitive and efficient health insurance market.

The number one issue facing members right now is how to answer questions from your clients about what is going to happen now with the ACA. The best way to answer this question is to remind them that the ACA remains the law of the land. Until changes are made to the law, whether incrementally or on a wholesale basis, the law is still the law.

You can also let your clients know that you are a member of a professional association whose impact on the coming debate will be positive for consumers. NAHU sits at the head of the table and is respected by the parties in Washington, D.C., who will be deciding the future direction of healthcare reform.

Here are three things you can do now:

  1. Register for the Live from NAHU! webinar on December 1, which will be hosted by NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein. Janet will break down the impact of this election and what it will mean for the future of the ACA and health insurance politics and policy in the new year.

    Also, dozens of NAHU chapters will be hosting special chapter events to view this session in person. CE credits may be available to members who attend an in-person live broadcast. For more information, please reach out to your chapter to determine if it will be hosting an event. Please note that CE requirements vary from state to state. 
     
  2. Listen to this podcast hosted by John Greene and Chris Hartmann, NAHU's vice presidents of congressional affairs, as they discuss the results of Tuesday's elections and what they will mean for health reform and agents and brokers in the incoming Trump Administration.
     
  3. Visit your elected representative in your congressional district during the upcoming holiday break. You do not need to wait until Capitol Conference to speak to your congressperson and U.S. senators.

The health reform market has been undergoing historic changes for several years and now is the time for you to prove your professional value to your clients by being knowledgeable and calm in the coming months.

 

Sincerely,  
Jim Stenger 
NAHU President

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