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Seminar on New Insurance Options in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace to be Given by Palm Beach County Medical Society
November 16, 2013 Posted by Editor
Seminar on New Insurance Options in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace to be Given by Palm Beach County Medical Society

The Palm Beach County Medical Society has announced that it will hold a seminar on "Understanding the Affordable Care Act" which will "explore new options the Health Insurance Marketplace will give physicians and your patients." The Seminar wil...

Free Events November 1 & 2 to Help Palm Beach County Residents Find Health Insurance - Hosted by Palm Beach County Medical Society
October 29, 2013 Posted by Editor
Free Events November 1 & 2 to Help Palm Beach County Residents Find Health Insurance - Hosted by Palm Beach County Medical Society

The Palm Beach County Medical Society (PBCMS) has announced that, through its "Project Access," it will host Free Events on November 1 and 2 to help residents of Palm Beach County, Florida find health insurance programs for which they may qualify. T...

Public Meeting on Healthcare/Medicaid Expansion Called by Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation
July 2, 2013 Posted by Editor
Public Meeting on Healthcare/Medicaid Expansion Called by Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation

The Palm Beach County, Florida State Legislative Delegation has announced that it will hold a public meeting on July 15, 2013, to hear comments from the public on the topic of Healthcare/ Medicaid Expansion under the new federal Health Care Law. ...

Number of Uninsured Up, but Health Care Law Has Helped & Will Help Further Starting in 2014, Commonwealth Fund Reports
April 28, 2013 Posted by Editor
Number of Uninsured Up, but Health Care Law Has Helped & Will Help Further Starting in 2014, Commonwealth Fund Reports

In a new report issued on Friday, the nonprofit Commonwealth Fund reported the results of its 2012 biennial survey on the number of U.S. adults who lacked health insurance or were underinsured. The total number of uninsured adults over age 19 incr...

Social Security Benefits Will Increase by 1.7% in 2013, SSA Announces
October 16, 2012 Posted by Editor
Social Security Benefits Will Increase by 1.7% in 2013, SSA Announces

The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) announced today that Social Security benefits will increase by 1.7% in 2013, as a result of a cost-of-living adjustment. The 1.7% increase will benefit nearly 62 million Americans receiving Social Securi...

In Debate, Obama and Romney Clarify Positions on Medicare, Medicaid & Healthcare
October 5, 2012 Posted by Editor
In Debate, Obama and Romney Clarify Positions on Medicare, Medicaid & Healthcare

So far, much of the punditry and commentary following the first U.S. Presidential Debate, which took place Wednesday, October 3 in Denver, has focused on the style, optics, and mannerisms of the candidates -- not on the substance of what they said. ...

New Program to Improve Quality of Care for Nursing Home Residents in 7 States Announced by Medicare
October 3, 2012 Posted by Editor
New Program to Improve Quality of Care for Nursing Home Residents in 7 States Announced by Medicare

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Thursday awards of funding to seven organizations selected to partner with CMS and 145 nursing homes in seven different states in a new pilot program aimed at improving quality of care...

In Hispanic Heritage Month HHS Reaffirms Commitment to Improving Health Care Access & Celebrates Progress Made under Affordable Care Act
September 19, 2012 Posted by Editor
In Hispanic Heritage Month HHS Reaffirms Commitment to Improving Health Care Access & Celebrates Progress Made under Affordable Care Act

On the occasion of Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins September 15, Secretary of Health & Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius issued a Statement, reaffirming the commitment of HHS and the Obama Administration to reducing the disparities in health care...

Medicare Announces Redesigned Website to Better Serve Medicare Beneficiaries & Their Families
September 4, 2012 Posted by Editor
Medicare Announces Redesigned Website to Better Serve Medicare Beneficiaries & Their Families

The U.S. centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on August 21 that it has launched a redesign of its Medicare.gov website, in order to better serve Medicare Beneficiaries and their families. The redesign, CMS said, "mak[es] conten...

HHS Provides Tool to Find Out How the President’s Health Care Law Benefits You & Your State
August 23, 2012 Posted by Editor
HHS Provides Tool to Find Out How the President’s Health Care Law Benefits You & Your State

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced a new tool to help you find out how the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (President Obama's signature Health Care Law - which some call "Obamacare") is benefiting people in your s...

Paul Ryan Takes Surprising Positions Against Women's Health & Reproductive Rights
August 19, 2012 Posted by Editor
Paul Ryan Takes Surprising Positions Against Women's Health & Reproductive Rights

Family caregivers -- the vast majority of whom are women -- may be surprised at the positions Congressman Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's choice for his running mate, has consistently taken on women's health and reproductive rights issues. Recent news repo...

Ryan-Romney Budget Proposals Would End Medicare as We Know It & Cut or Eliminate Programs for Poor, Elderly & Vulnerable
August 16, 2012 Posted by Editor
Ryan-Romney Budget Proposals Would End Medicare as We Know It & Cut or Eliminate Programs for Poor, Elderly & Vulnerable

By selecting Paul Ryan as his running mate, former Governor and Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney has taken action that backs up and gives teeth to his previous endorsements of the Ryan Budget Plan and his promise to sign it into law if he were electe...

Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law - Individual Mandate Upheld as a Tax; Medicaid Expansion Made Voluntary to States
June 28, 2012 Posted by Constance R. Barnhart
Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law - Individual Mandate Upheld as a Tax; Medicaid Expansion Made Voluntary to States

The U.S. Supreme Court today issued its much awaited decision on President Obama's signature health care law (the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act or "Affordable Care Act"). In its majority opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, ...

Health Affairs Conference Focused on the Care Span for Elderly & Disabled
June 18, 2012 Posted by Editor
Health Affairs Conference Focused on the Care Span for Elderly & Disabled

At a June 5 conference sponsored by the journal Health Affairs, in Washington D.C., experts in care for the elderly and disabled presented findings on how better coordination of care across the "Care Span" for the elderly and disabled can improve care,...

HHS Announces 3 New Home & Community-Based Care Options under Affordable Care Act
April 27, 2012 Posted by Editor
HHS Announces 3 New Home & Community-Based Care Options under Affordable Care Act

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced yesterday three new programs made possible under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (the "Affordable Care Act," which some call "Obamacare") to help Medicare and Medicaid benefici...

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Health Care Law March 26-28, 2012
March 23, 2012 Posted by Constance R. Barnhart
Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Health Care Law March 26-28, 2012

On Monday, March 26 through Wednesday, March 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the cases challenging the validity of the Health Care Reform Law, the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act ("Affordable Care Act"), which ...

Medicare-Medicaid Announces Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Home Residents
March 16, 2012 Posted by Editor
Medicare-Medicaid Announces Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Home Residents

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new initiative on March 15, 2012 aimed at reducing avoidable hospitalizations among nursing home residents who are dual Medicare-Medicaid beneficiaries. "The initiative aims to ...

What to do When Medicare Will Not Cover the Costs of a Needed Rehabilitative or Skilled Care Facility
November 21, 2011 Posted by Editor
What to do When Medicare Will Not Cover the Costs of a Needed Rehabilitative or Skilled Care Facility

Here is a wake-up call: Medicare may cover costs of a needed rehabilitative or skilled nursing care facility after a hospitalization of at least three nights -- but only to a limited extent. As explained by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ...

States Slash Home Health Care & Adult Day Care Services for the Neediest; Likely to Increase Costs
July 17, 2011 Posted by Editor
States Slash Home Health Care & Adult Day Care Services for the Neediest; Likely to Increase Costs

Several reports recently have noted that across the nation, U.S. states are slashing Medicaid dollars for home health care services and adult day care services that help keep the elderly and disabled out of nursing homes. State lawmakers cite budget s...

Medicaid – General Information on Medicaid
November 11, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

Medicaid – General Information on Medicaid, by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Provides general information for consumers on Medicaid and various Medicaid programs, such as M...

Medicaid Coverage
November 11, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

Medicaid: State by State Descriptions and Plans, a private website providing links to multiple resources published by State Agencies or state-based research and advocacy organizations, containing information on Medicaid assistance programs available...

Medicaid Planning; Introduction
November 11, 2010 Posted by Senior Editor

Medicaid’s coverage of nursing home costs: Asset shelter for the wealthy or essential safety net? Georgetown University Long-Term Care Financing Project, Issue Brief, May 2005. A report on a study, reporting statistics on actual use of asset plan...

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