Category Archives: Healthcare reform

5 Fun Facts About the New York Health Insurance Marketplace AKA The New York State of Health

Tweet I had the pleasure of hearing Elizabeth R. Benjamin, MSPH, JD, Vice President, Health Initiatives, Community Service Society, of New York, at a presentation she gave on the new insurance marketplace for the New York Chapter of the Association … Continue reading

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5 Wild Healthcare Stories Happening Right Now

Tweet In my journal of “healthcare is going to hell in a handbasket” this week, I’ve got a few items that will either make you laugh or cry. Hopefully, after that, you’ll mobilize yourself to fight for equity in health … Continue reading

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10 Ways Healthcare Reform Might Help People with Disabilities

Tweet Healthcare reform discussions frequently center on the changes anticipated for the general population. But people with disabilities — about 56 million in the United States — are generally left out of the healthcare reform picture. That absence is not … Continue reading

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No More Struggling to Find Co-Pay Dollars for Contraception!

Tweet Written by Keely Monroe, Raising Women’s Voices This blog was originally posted for the What’s in it for Women? campaign. To learn more about the campaign and the wins women get from the new health law, please visit www.CountDowntoCoverage.org Today … Continue reading

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At Last, Women’s Essential Health
Benefits Now In Health Reform

Tweet This is a great day for women’s health — and we need many more like these as we go forward. The day has come when health reform is actually helping women, giving women parity with men. I’ll be running … Continue reading

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Benefits Now In Health Reform

Pre-ACA, Insured Face Exorbitant Costs.
With Accountable Care Act, People Will See Caps, Save $$

Tweet Vast numbers of Americans do not understand how the Affordable Care Act will make their expenditures for healthcare a heck of a lot more affordable. I am talking about the 80% of American voters who have insurance now, who … Continue reading

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On Don Berwick and the Future of Healthcare Reform

Tweet I am supposed to be in a thankful mood, but I can’t help feeling that the bah-humbug mood has come early, with the forced departure of Don Berwick, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Berwick … Continue reading

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Who Knew?: HHS’ Less-than-Transparent
“Listening Sessions” on Essential Health Benefits

Tweet If you are listening, Health and Human Services (HHS), how about informing the public about the “Listening Sessions” on an Essential Health Benefits package on your website? Americans care about essential health benefits and HHS should be openly soliciting … Continue reading

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“Listening Sessions” on Essential Health Benefits

Confused About What Health Reform Has to Offer:
Sept. 23rd Marks One Year with New Patient Protections

Tweet You may not love every single bit of health reform coming down the pike, but make no mistake about it: new patient protections that went into effect one year ago had their one-year anniversary Sept. 23. I think health … Continue reading

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Really!!: 30% of Employers Will Drop Health Insurance by 2014

Tweet The week opened with this scary bit of front-page news, linking it directly to Obama’s health overhaul. I counted 173 accounts of the study on Google. I have to say that many early accounts seemed to paraphrase a press … Continue reading

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