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Clear health care information is now available for millions of Americans

September 25, 2012

This was released earlier this week by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services:  Health care law ensures consumers get clear, consistent information about health coverage  Because of the health care law, millions of Americans will have access to standardized, easy-to-understand information about health plan benefits and coverage. Insurance companies and employers are now required to…

Health Reform: Seven Things You Need to Know Now

September 20, 2012

Still unclear about health reform? Consumer Reports just released this guide, Seven Things You Need to Know Now: http://tinyurl.com/dxuvdrj What are your thoughts? Did it clarify things for you?

HealthCare.gov: The Affordable Care Act Supports Community Living

September 14, 2012

This past week HealthCare.gov shares the following articles: New Resources Help Older Americans and People with Disabilities Maintain their Independence September 11, 2012 Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $12.5 million in awards to Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) to support older Americans and people with disabilities stay independent and receive…

SAVE THE DATE!

September 4, 2012

Patients over Politics Doctors for Healthcare Tour

August 23, 2012

Hope you will join us to support healthcare for all in our country on September 2, 2012 @ 1 pm for Patients over Politics Doctors for Healthcare Tour, Bibleway Church of Atlas Road MORE INFO: http://act.drsforamerica.org/survey/bustour_columbia/#.UDaiJmNSTUN

Medicare Update from HealthCare.gov

August 21, 2012

Two good medicare updates from HealthCare.gov: People with Medicare Save More Than $4 Billion on Prescription Drugs Partnerships with Pharmacies to Educate Medicare Beneficiaries About Health Benefits

Implementing the Affordable Care Act’s Insurance Reforms: Consumer Recommendations for Regulators and Lawmakers

August 15, 2012

This month a team of professionals serving as consumer representatives to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) organized a recommendation report to assist regulators, lawmakers and the NAIC during implementation of the comprehensive insurance reforms.  It discusses details of reforms of private insurance that should be considered as the Affordable Care Act is implemented. VIEW REPORT

Understanding the Savings and Costs of Medicaid Expansion for South Carolina

August 14, 2012

The Ruoff Group shared a rather insightful post last week discussing Medicaid expansion for South Carolina, is it saving or costing us? This has been a heated issue since the ACA passed earlier this summer. Ruoff explains the breakdown and meaning of costs and savings for the state. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) it could cost…

Healthcare reform is a good deal for states

August 10, 2012

Despite the ongoing critics and skepticism, healthcare reform proves to be a positive for states. Reform provides a huge opportunity  for states to receive cash and an almost free pass to provide coverage and care for millions of uninsured residents. In addition, with expanded coverage, state expenditures required to pay for critical services for uninsured residents will drop. After doing…

New Ad: Preventative Care for You and Your Family

August 6, 2012

http://youtu.be/2UefXkPlR88

Today a mom will see her doctor, a dad will get a screening, a little one will get a vaccine, and a teen will talk with a doc. Right now, millions of Americans are using their preventive benefits from the health care law. You can, too. Not just because there may be no insurance co-pays or out-of-pocket costs, but because of all those tomorrows you want to see. Use your benefits today. Learn more at healthcare.gov.

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