Imagine if one out of every three of your friends did not have access to health care coverage. Or almost half of them were not able to regularly see a primary care physician. Sadly, this is the unfortunate reality in many Latino communities.
Due to high health care costs and tight budgets, many uninsured and underinsured Americans have turned to health care-specific credit cards to finance their medical treatments. Health care credit cards with “promotional financing” are advertised as economical ways to pay for services that may not be covered by your health insurance, such as vision, hearing, cosmetic, and dentistry services. With health care credit cards, you can even pay for your pet’s medical needs. So you may be wondering: What’s the problem with that?
Many of you have sent in questions about how the new health care law will affect you and your family. We’ve compiled answers for select questions to our experts in a short series to help you navigate changes to the health care system. Here's the latest:
Question: I am a single mom with a severely disabled daughter and have great concern about "rationed" health care affecting the most vulnerable people in our society; i.e., the elderly and disabled. Please discuss how reform will not adversely affect this population.
Is it too much to ask for our kids to be healthy and receive the education they deserve? I guess for some people the answer is yes.
According to an article from The Hill, Governor Dave Heineman is backing school administrators into a corner by pitting education against health in an effort to stop Medicaid expansions.
Despite months of "the sky is falling" predictions from health reform’s opponents, Medicare Part D beneficiaries will not see huge increases in Medicare Part D premiums next year.
Provides tips for educating the public about the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, features success stories and resources from state advocacy groups.
Refutes the claim that the Affordable Care Act will make cuts to Medicare and explains how the law will help people with Medicare.
Explores the many ways the Affordable Care Act helps eliminate health disparities by improving access to health care for communities of color.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced $46 million in grants from the new health reform law to help states review insurance companies’ proposed premium hikes. In a statement released last Monday, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius explains that the grants will be used by 45 states and the District of Columbia to,
Given the size and scope of the Affordable Care Act, learning about what it has to offer can sometimes feel like a daunting task. Amidst all the many benefits heading our way—the law eliminates pre-existing condition exclusions, allows young adults to stay on their parents’ plan, provides subsidies to help pay for coverage, requires insurance companies to spend more premium dollars directly on medical care, helps people appeal insurers’ decisions, etc.—it’s easy to miss some of the less high-profile, but equally important, protections included in the law.