Sitting in his office at a Professional Therapy Associates location in Kalispell, Blaine Stimac describes possible changes in health care as a result of the Affordable Care Act. – Lido Vizzutti | Flathead Beacon
Amid an ongoing political scuffle, the exact details of how the nation’s health care system will change in the coming years remains unclear. But instead of sitting around and waiting to see what happens, local business owner Blaine Stimac is taking a proactive approach and adapting to the evolving medical marketplace.
Stimac owns Professional Therapy Associates, a physical therapy company based in Kalispell and with additional offices in Whitefish and Columbia Falls. Stimac has kept a close eye on the recent development of health care reform. Instead of solely focusing on potential drawbacks and challenges, Stimac has been adjusting his business model and vision in a big way. This includes adding new clinics across the state and reshaping the role of physical therapy in people’s lives.
“There’s an enormous amount of change coming and we want to be on the front end of that change,” Stimac said. “There’s a lot of things we can do to prepare for that instead of hanging onto this old (health care) model. If we don’t embrace change and if we don’t prepare to be able to change, then it’s going to be a tough go.”
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld most of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in June, allowing for a comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s health care system. The act plans to guarantee insurance to more than 30 million people and expand Medicaid and lower- and middle-income assistance for private coverage.
This is a great article about one of our clients that is bracing for the healthcare change, but not taking it lying down. Blaine Stimac is preparing for the change by leveraging opportunity – he sees a significant opportunity for change involving how insurance companies incentivize wellness and is going to ensure his profession is on the forefront of any benefits that change will bring.
As the nation’s health care system evolves, so does Blaine Stimac’s business model