Tag Archives: aca

A More Perfect Union

Why do some consider the Affordable Care Act (ACA) bad for our nation? When one considers that social democratic theories have not played a major role in shaping benefit policy in the United States, it is no surprise that such … Continue reading

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Live Seminar on ACA (Obamacare) in Hamtpon Bays: Jan 14, 2014

If you are confused or encountering problems this might be useful:    Hampton Bays Library is sponsoring a seminar on ACA this Tuesday, 1/14, At 6PM. 728-6241 for information.

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ACA (Obamacare) and Contraceptives

We have a pretty crazy system whereby employers are in charge of selecting/paying your medical insurance.  My employer offers Aetna.  I had nothing to do with that choice, but I understand that they were able to bargain for a good … Continue reading

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Weighing Health Plans: The Devilish Details (NYT)

A very useful article appeared on Dec 21st, 2013 in the NY Times and many may have missed it (as I did)!  It described in detail the choices of plans offered by the ACA.  A good read before you get … Continue reading

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Facebook Group ‘docs4bishop’

If you prefer Facebook, you can visit this site, ask to join the group, and leave comments!

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Obamacare Facts versus Myths

There is a proliferation of websites spawning myths and scare tactics on Obamacare.  Unfortunately they outnumber the serious sites that offer real facts and try to help those that are in need. If you have questions this site may be … Continue reading

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Another Testimonial: Take your time – don’t do it all in one session

(I posted this for my friend J) My wife and I went through the NY State Health website https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/ There are a few tricks you learn along the way….first register. You don’t have to do it all at once, you … Continue reading

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Flyers with Useful Info (in English or Spanish)

You can print them and post them anywhere.  On the bulletin board at your job, community center, church, health store, workout center/club, any place you frequent… ACA Flyer wNYinfo[2] ACA Flyer wNYinfoSPAN[2]

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More Testimonials Regarding Signing up for ACA (Obamacare)

I spoke to Alice who told me of the existence of “navigators”, live people who are available throughout the country to talk or meet with subscribers.  I found one in my area (Suffolk county), who walked me through the various … Continue reading

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Health Reform by Gwen O’Shea

Here is a reminder of what Health Reform is all about!  It is a slide presentation by Gwen O’Shea: SP2 presentation

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How an Insurance Agent, Broker or Navigator Can Help You Sign Up for Obamacare

Here is more helpful stuff on agents, brokers and navigators!  They can make the process easier by determining whether you qualify for subsidies helping you compare plan prices and coverage details, while explaining any complicated features or terms recommending plans … Continue reading

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Testimonials from Suffolk county: It is not all bad!

I signed up through the NY state website.  It was the easiest thing I’ve ever done in this realm. Particularly, as an independent contractor — In the past, I’d tried several times to navigate their labyrinthian website — finally giving … Continue reading

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Mental Health and the ACA

Those of us with experience, either as patients or health care providers, in the field of mental health may wonder what the ACA provides towards better mental health.  Truly, sometimes I wonder at the sorry state of this branch of … Continue reading

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Navigators in Suffolk County

Nassau Suffolk County Hospital Council has a nice website.  They provide navigator services for those wanting to sign up for health insurance (ACA or Obamacare).  Need health insurance?  Click on this link, or call 631-656-9783 or 631-435-3000 You can sign … Continue reading

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ACA and the Middle Class

So will the ACA really frustrate the middle class?  A nice analysis of what you get for your money and a retort to a misleading NYTimes article is this piece: “The ACA Will Help, Not ‘Frustrate’ the Middle Class” by … Continue reading

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Time to Review the ACA

The ACA (Obamacare) is getting a bad rap these days because of the flawed roll out of the website and the fact that a small percentage of current policy holders have had their insurances cancelled supposedly because they don’t measure … Continue reading

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What exactly is Obamacare?

I found this interesting blog if you are asking the question “what exactly is Obamacare?”  It’s a pretty comprehensive, but readable, list. And there is this one too!

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The story of Adam (an uninsured young Texan)

This is your typical story about an uninsured motorcycle rider.  A must read.

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Have you got a rebate check from your insurance?

Rebates are coming:  any insurance company with a medical/loss ratio of greater than 20/80 (that is they are paying more than 20% of your insurance premiums for admin costs rather than for your care) will have to send out rebates … Continue reading

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