Seniors, Medicare, and the ACA

There has been a lot of talk about how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA,  ACA, ObamaCare) will affect consumers who are either un-insured or under-insured with respect to health insurance, but it seems like most articles and discussions overlook those individuals on Medicare.   Below is a question-and-answer article from Kaiser Health News

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Birthdays? It’s Just Another Day….to Some

It may be just another day to some but birthdays are days to celebrate YOU and who you’ve become from that screaming, snotty-nosed kid to a productive adult…through the succession of candles on our cake. Aging – some people can’t wait to get older (usually the young), some people don’t think about it, some people

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The Role of Medicaid and Medicare in Women’s Health Care

Infographic from JAMA Network (Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA. 2013;309(19):1984. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.4269) (http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1687586) _______________________________________________________________ This month’s Visualizing Health Policy provides information about the role of Medicaid and Medicare in women’s health care: the proportion of US women who are covered by Medicaid and Medicare; how women comprise the majority of those covered by the

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Let’s Talk Medicaid

There has been a lot of talk about the benefits afforded to the 48 million un-insured/under-insured Americans under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, ACA, Obamacare).  But one area we haven’t really touched on in these blogs is Medicaid.  Don’t be confused between Medicaid and Medicare.  MediCAID is a government funded /state-run program

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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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Medicare and the ACA

We’ve talked a lot about how the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA) will affect many un-insured and under-insured legal Americans through the development of Health Insurance Exchanges (or Marketplaces). But we really haven’t discussed how the ACA has already affected those of you currently on Medicare or those soon to

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Seniors saved over $6 billion on prescription drugs as a result of the health care law

(March 21, 2013: this is a direct reprint from the HHS Press Office) As the third anniversary of the Affordable Care Act approaches, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today more than 6.3 million people with Medicare saved over $6.1 billion on prescription drugs because of the health care law. “By making prescription

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