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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T’was the Night Before ObamaCare and All Through the House……

T’was the night before ObamaCare and all thru the House Not a Congressman was quiet, nor even their spouse.   Pelosi and Sebellius are both wearing skirts. While Ted Reid is sitting there in a suit, tie, and smirk.   The House and the Senate were fighting all night With visions of passing, and screaming

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I will Pay How Much for My Health Insurance Premium?

 The 50 states of Obamacare Health premiums will be much cheaper in some states than others (By Jen Wieczner 27 Sept 2013, Marketwatch, WSJ) (an abbreviated reprinting of the article)   Obamacare may be a national health law, but it has a different price tag in each state. Americans under age 65 who buy insurance

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Here Come the Scammers!

So, I thought about writing about the necessary precautions of handling raw chicken, and the wash/do not wash preparation before cooking because we at KSS Insurance Solutions care about all aspects of your health…. BUT…the subject of FRAUD is so much more interesting. Just like after any major storm, hurricane, tornado, or bank failure, etc.,

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HHS launches Health Insurance Marketplace Educational Tools

(HHS press release: June 24, 2013) The Obama administration today kicked off the Health Insurance Marketplace education effort with a new, consumer-focused HealthCare.gov website and the 24-hours-a-day consumer call center to help Americans prepare for open enrollment and ultimately sign up for private health insurance. The new tools will help Americans understand their choices and

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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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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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