Is It The Ole Bait and Switch or a “Minor” Over-looked Detail?

From day one when we were introduced to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, ACA, or “ObamaCare”) back in 2010, we were told that everyone was required to have insurance by 2014 or face a penalty of some sort.  And of course, no one really knew, let alone understood, what was in the

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Finally….Behind Door No. 3….The Bronze Plan…Or Is It the Silver Plan…Or…?

It’s hard to come up with a new angle to write about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, ACA…or ObamaCare) when we are getting bombarded daily with information about it…and straight from the source:  Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the newspaper, the internet, the

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I’m Not Buying It and You Can’t Make Me

I keep hearing news clips and reading articles about the younger generation and what savvy shoppers they are. Healthcare reformers are worried that the savvy shopping trend will continue into 2014 even with the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, ACA, or Obamacare) health insurance requirements. That generation’s argument is, “Why should I

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Apps Help Underserved and Minority Women Take Control of Their Health

HHS Announces the Winners of the Reducing Cancer Among Women of Color Challenge (HHS Press Release: Wednesday, May 15, 2013) HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE announced the winners of the Reducing Cancer Among Women of Color Challenge. A first-of-its-kind effort to address health disparities among racial and ethnic

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Ladies — This One’s For You!

As I mentioned previously, we are celebrating women of all ages this week. And, as women, we have our health needs and requirements that are different than men. One of the big pushes of the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA) is a focus on whole body wellness through annual check-ups

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2013 WOMAN Challenge

(http://www.womenshealth.gov/nwhw/woman-challenge/) Join the 2013 WOMAN Challenge! The Office on Women’s Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services started the WOMAN Challenge in 2001 as a part of National Women’s Health Week to encourage women across the country to get active. Since 2010, OWH has been partnering with the President’s Challenge, the premier

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ACA and the 21-page Application

Believe it or not, the federal government is actually trying to simplify our lives…well, at least one tiny little part of it as it pertains to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA).  Back in late 2012 / early 2013 when the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) started really getting

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Yep, There’s An App For That

As with everything else that is moving at warp speed to ensure the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (PPACA or ACA) mandated Health Insurance Exchange (or Marketplace) requirement is on-line by October 1, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is using every available means to get information out about what the

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The Health Insurance Individual Market

Even with all the shouting and finger-pointing going on in Congress the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA) just keeps rolling on even through budget over runs, time constraints, and congressional hearings. But let’s not forget what the ACA’s fundamental goal is all about — to help roll the millions of uninsured

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Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Wade Into The Medicare Waters

Just when we thought the implementation of the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA) was supposed to provide us with accessible AND affordable health insurance this article just came out….I thought this article was worthy of reposting as it deals not with the new Health Insurance Marketplace (or Exchange) that will

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