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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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Is Your Medicare Safe under Obamacare?

50 Million Americans have Medicare (including me) and we have been targeted by scare tactics! So some of us may be worried about the changes under ACA (Obamacare) and what that will mean for our Medicare coverage. This months AARP … 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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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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Effects of Government Shutdown for Cancer Patients

Being an oncologist I have been meaning to write about this for some time.  It is difficult enough to have an cancer diagnosis. It is also a challenge for the patient (and the doctor) to navigate the multitude of new … 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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