August 22, 2012

Obamacare: Helping Millenials Live Long, Healthy Lives

Nathan Forman

Staff Writer

If you follow the news, you may have seen reports that young people are not the healthiest. In fact, there is an ugly prediction for our future: Life expectancy for my generation is expected to decline; we will live shorter lives—on average—than our parents did.

August 9, 2011

Thank you health reform: How Seniors benefit in 2012

Erin Kelly

Staff Writer

For Medicare beneficiaries, there was a host of good news from the federal government last week.

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), premiums for prescription drug coverage will not rise in 2012, more seniors are now receiving preventive care thanks to the Affordable Care Act, and beneficiaries who have reached the doughnut hole are receiving a 50% discount on prescription drugs.

February 17, 2011

Prevention is a top priority

Colleen Haller

Staff Writer

Since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law last March, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been working around the clock to implement its provisions. As part of their efforts, HHS recently announced that the federal government is making a $750 million investment in prevention.

May 5, 2010

A healthier and richer country

Erin Kelly

Staff Writer

Thanks to health reform, young adults can stay on their parents' coverage longer, seniors are protected from spending too much on costly prescription drugs, and insurance companies can no longer deny people coverage if they've ever been sick -and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Because of these provisions we will be a much healthier country. If that's not reason enough to love the bill, consider this: We'll also be a richer country.

August 2, 2012

Being Able to Breastfeed Just Got a Little Easier

Kate Blocher

Staff Writer

Having a baby is a wonderful and joyous experience, but it can also be expensive. Very expensive. From the prenatal care, to the birthing costs, to making sure you have all the right tools and gadgets necessary to raise a happy and healthy baby—the costs can add up.

August 4, 2011

Giving Babies and New Mothers an Healthy Start

Eileen Falk

Staff Writer

Earlier this week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) decided to adopt all of the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) eight recommendations for fully covered preventive services. This step is a huge improvement for women’s health—especially because of two services that are included that focus on maternal care. The first is screening for gestational diabetes, and the second is lactation counseling and equipment.

November 30, 2010

Clara Barton: A Pioneer for Access to Quality Health Care

Clara Barton is widely regarded as an American hero. Her efforts to provide medical services were more than expressions of good will – she linked health care with progress and the power of women during a time when women were considered inferior to men.

April 27, 2010

Americans confused about the what's in the bill

The Kaiser Family Foundation released a new tracking poll yesterday that showed that while about half of Americans are confused about how the health reform law will affect them, when asked about specific provisions in the law that go into effect in the first year, an overwhelming majority supported them.

July 31, 2012

Being a Woman Just Got a Little Easier

Megan Salzman

Staff Writer

Families USA released a report last week that found more than 64.8 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with a pre-existing condition.

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