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How Insurers are Covering COVID-19

from Healthcare Dive. Updated April 3, 2020 • By Samantha Liss Insurers are weighing how best to respond to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus as cases swell in the U.S. Here is a tracker to follow the latest policy … Continue reading

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Our Healthcare System will Change (Like it or Not)

Submitted by John Hooker In reply to a recent laudable post “Drug Prices: How Pharma Games the System,” I have this to add. To gather momentum to change our system we should be relentless in emphasizing the cost that affects … Continue reading

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The Senate Health Reform Bill Slashes Medicaid Severely

Posted by AARP Posted on 06/23/2017 by Susan Reinhard, Jean Accius, Lynda Flowers, and Ari Houser |  Print The Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) now under consideration in the Senate would drastically alter the Medicaid program. The proposed Senate bill … Continue reading

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Are you 64 and making $56,800 a year? Welcome to a $20,500 Trumpcare insurance premium

Posted on Daily Kos By Joan McCarter Monday Jun 26, 2017 · 5:37 PM EDT Popular vote loser Donald Trump freely admits he called the House version of Trumpcare “mean, mean, mean” and also claimed that he wanted a Senate bill … Continue reading

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A Personal Fight

Published as  Letter to the Editor, in the East Hampton Press, page 7, March 15, 2017 My friend Liz was an intense supporter of the ACA (Obamacare).  There was a good reason.  She had her health insurance canceled back in … Continue reading

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Cancer Patients in Fear of the Ultimate Death Panel

Cancer patients, survivors fear GOP efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act,  By Laurie McGinley February 23, 2017 Great article in the WaPo, reminds me of my friend Liz.  She was young when she was first diagnosed with an aggressive … Continue reading

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Pressing Congressman Zeldin

Nice going, Bob Brody and Betty Mazur, who represented East Hampton residents as protesters at the demonstration in Riverhead  on Tuesday Jan 3rd.  Here is the full story in the East Hampton Star as reported by Chris Walsh. Bob was … Continue reading

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The ACA seems to be working…

Robert Reich discusses the ACA which seems to be working.  But there is a lot that needs fixing.  Above all what needs fixing is the oft deceitful misinformation.  Read on here!  Contributed by Arlene Coulter.    

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Tears for Liz

My friend Liz was an intense supporter of the ACA.  There was a good reason.  She had her health insurance canceled back in 2005 when she was stricken with a nasty cancer.  Chemotherapy nearly bankrupted her.  But she survived. She … Continue reading

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Confused by Obamacare ? For Suffolk County Residents, read on…

Confused?  Not sure how it may benefit you?  Not sure how much it will cost? If you are anywhere near Southampton, Riverhead or Hampton Bays,  here are 3 seminars coming up:  Layman’s terms.  Resource guide to local enrollers. Wed Feb … Continue reading

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The Costs of Obamacare Insurance to YOU.

I have been hearing horror stories about prohibitively expensive Obamacare insurance quotes.  So together with my friend Sheila, we logged on to the NY State Official Health Plan Marketplace and pretended to be shopping for insurance right here in Suffolk … Continue reading

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Need help to sign up for Obamacare?

If you are anywhere near East Hampton on the Southfork this is a great place: East Hampton Health Care Center for appointments with an “enroller” on Mon and Fri call Julia Fuentes  631 294 2921 Nancy Moraga Martinez  631 291 … Continue reading

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How to sign up for ACA Healthcare Insurance WITHOUT problems on the Southfork

Millions of Americans and documented residents now have the chance to get quality care that they can afford. 1. If you need help, financial assistance is available. 2. You can’t be denied coverage, regardless of your health 3. You choose … Continue reading

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Opting out of Medicare Expansion is costing lives: over 7,100 deaths nation wide!

Interesting study (by a Harvard medical student).  It is an estimate of the total numbers of people that will be covered by insurance with/without medicare expansion.  They they use prior estimates of how non-coverage translates in to real death rates. … Continue reading

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How Many Young Invincibles does the ACA need?

What numbers really are needed to make the ACA sustainable? This is a big concern of Rep. Tim Bishop’s and others who fear that too few healthy young people paying in to offset older, sicker enrollees, may drive premiums higher … Continue reading

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Republican Converts to Obamacare

It is strange how I have been hearing about right wing oponents of Obamacare. When they get really ill, and the situation is life threatening, some of them convert to Obamacare supporters.  Its interesting to read these stories (I think).  … Continue reading

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Bail-out of the Insurance Industry?

The Huffington Post has a nice Wendell Potter article addressing how exactly we “bail out” the insurance industry.  The Pot Is Calling the Kettle Black in This Feigned Obamacare Outrage Here are the highlights: … In many cases, insurers refused … Continue reading

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What is in it for YOU if you are still uninsured?

Apparently the latest research has shown that close to 40% of the uninsured still don’t know that they can now get health insurance for themselves and their families. It is really simple: All plans must cover the basics: doctors bills, … Continue reading

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Financial Assistance for ACA Health Care Insurance (Obamacare)

Over the weekend, I was shocked to read this: Nearly seven out of 10 uninsured people don’t know that financial assistance may be available for anyone looking for coverage through the new health insurance marketplace. The reality is, about six … Continue reading

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Enrollment Coordinator Speaks About ACA (Obamacare)

Liz Munsky is a Long Island based ACA enrollment coordinator.  She is giving a FREE presentation on how to sign up hassle free for health care (ACA, Obamacare).  So if you need help this is FOR YOU! Tuesday  Jan 14, … Continue reading

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