By Athena Mandros

What payer provides the most health insurance coverage for Americans?  If you asked that question before the passage of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), you would get a very different answer from today. Rolling back five or more years, commercial (and employer-sponsored) insurance topped the list at 64% of the population in 2010 (see Health Insurance Highlights: 2010). Medicare was the next biggest payer (12.9%) in 2010 (see The Facts on Medicare Spending and Financing), and the rate of uninsurance was 16.3% (see Health Insurance Highlights: 2010). The landscape looks a bit different now. The PPACA ushered in Medicaid expansion and…
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COVID-19 Risk Management Plan August 11, 2021

We are excited to return to sunny southern California for The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute at the picturesque Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, August 23-26, 2021. To help plan your in-person attendance, visit for a schedule of events happening throughout the week.

The resurgence of the COVID Delta variant has certainly created new challenges for the country and for our families. Fortunately, the available COVID vaccinations have been very successful in preventing symptomatic infections and illness. But I did want to let you know that our team at OPEN MINDS is committed to making our executive events as safe as possible and have an active risk management plan in place. I wanted to share with you the key elements of our plan:

We will continue to monitor any changes in the CDC recommendations for the continued safety of the public. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to reach out to a member of our team at or by phone at 877-350-6463. We look forward to seeing you at The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute.

Monica E. Oss
Chief Executive Officer

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