Care 411

Category Archives: Obamacare

0

The Plight of Pre-Existing Conditions, And Possible Reform

admin November 8, 2018

At the beginning of 2014, a provision in the affordable care act will make it illegal for insurance providers to decline applicants with pre-existing conditions, or to charge them exorbitantly more than their healthier counterparts.  This is welcome news for patients suffering from such conditions as autoimmune disorders, diabetes, blood disorders, neurological disorders, and mental… Continue Reading »

0

Obamacare Cuts to Hospital Aid, And Unintended Consequences

admin November 8, 2018

Under the premise that the new healthcare law will provide medical coverage for many of the nation’s uninsured and under-insured, a provision of the Affordable Care Act proposes to save costs by drastically cutting a $20 billion fund that for years has reimbursed and aided hospitals that treat a disproportionate share of the nation’s poor. … Continue Reading »

0

McConnell And The GOP De-Prioritizing The Uninsured

admin November 8, 2018

One of the chief goals of the Affordable Care Act is to ensure health coverage for as many American citizens as possible.  This would mean providing means and access for coverage to those who previously could not afford it, or who were denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions.  It would also mean providing incentives toward… Continue Reading »

0

Physician Burnout: What It Means for You and the ACA

admin November 8, 2018

For decades, medical journals have chronicled the high rate of burnout among physicians in our country.  However, a recent study outlined on the AMN website shows that burnout rates among American physicians are now startlingly high at 45%.  As a result, many physicians are developing a range of symptoms including compassion fatigue, depression, and exhaustion.  In the… Continue Reading »

0

6 Million Will Pay Healthcare Tax Penalties? The Debate Heats Up!

admin November 8, 2018

The Affordable Care Act is making headlines again. The Congressional Budget Office issued its latest report on Wednesday which forecasts that 50% more Americans than originally projected (in 2010) or close to 6 million will pay the tax penalties imposed by President Obama’s health care reform bill rather than choose from one of the mandated… Continue Reading »

0

The Affordable Care Act: Millions Allocated for Mental Health

admin November 8, 2018

On Tuesday a new program—part of The Affordable Care Act– was announced by Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Close to $10 million has now been allocated for mental health and human services—especially in rural areas. The Mental and Behavioral Health Education and Training grant program will fund $9.8 million in grants to eligible… Continue Reading »

0

September 28, 2012 | The Week in Review

admin November 8, 2018

Headlines Polls reveal Americans’ opinions on ACA, Medicare reform CBO: 11 Million Uninsured Americans Will Be Subject to Obamacare’s Individual Mandate ‘Penalty Tax’ World working together to end polio U.N. General Assembly focuses on women, children Hospitals plead merger cases despite FTC blockade Behind The Numbers, A Diminishing Sense Of Urgency Two categories of multiple… Continue Reading »

0

Meningitis Outbreak: Violations Date Back to ’99

admin November 8, 2018

The recent update on the U.S. Meningitis outbreak that was sparked when tainted medication was released by the New England Compounding Center is not positive. Officials now claim that the source of contamination could be from tainted mold which can incubate for several months. This may mean more people could be affected than originally thought…. Continue Reading »

0

Romneycare vs. Obamacare: How Different Are They?

admin November 8, 2018

Does Romney truly oppose Obamacare? Some Democratic pundits have suggested he has only been siding with the right to assure the nomination.  Romneycare has come under criticism for being similar to Obamacare, but do the plans differ? Do Romney’s foreboding predictions—if we do elect Obama and inherit Obamacare—ring true, when Romney’s similar program in Massachusetts has been… Continue Reading »

Login to your account

Can't remember your Password ?

Register for this site!