Posts Tagged ‘health care’

Health Care Costs Keeping Americans Away From Doctor

Posted on: October 2nd, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

America is facing a major crisis as health care costs continue to soar.  Even if President Obama’s health care reform does turn things around, it’s going to take years for all of the benefits to take hold of the nation fully.  Shannon Pettypiece’s article on BusinessWeek’s website talks about a recent survey of 800 people […]

Arizona Health Insurance Extending Coverage to Children

Posted on: April 18th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Arizona health insurance will be seeing a change in coverage for their children as about 22,000 poor kids in the state gain health insurance coverage under a Medicaid deal through an agreement with the Obama administration.  Kaiser Health News’s article by Phil Galewitz says the agreement allows Arizona to use a combination of country dollars, […]

Fit2Fat2Fit Challenge From Drew Manning

Posted on: November 15th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

You may have heard about the personal trainer Drew Manning and his Fit2Fat2Fit Challenge.  This is an incredibly interesting story about a trainer who wants to connect with his clients on a deeper level and has put his health at risk to prove he is committed to helping America get healthier.  He’s been on Good […]

BCBSOK For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on: October 21st, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and health insurers across the nation are working to get the word out on breast cancer education.  BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma, which provides health insurance in Oklahoma, has put together a convenient checklist of risk factors every woman should be aware of when learning about breast cancer. According to […]

Health Care Coverage Stagnant While Poverty Increases

Posted on: September 13th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

The US Census Bureau released a new report recently that showed median household income dropped in 2010.  In addition to this statistic, the poverty rate increased creating more of a divide between the classes within the nation.  The number of people with health care coverage did not change significantly from the previous year, which could […]

Health Insurance In North Dakota: Community Health Centers

Posted on: August 22nd, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

Earlier this month is was National Community Health Center Week and North Dakota specifically worked hard to put the spotlight on how important community health centers are to their state.  Over one in four people do not carry health insurance in North Dakota, so centers are working to improve the health of residents through quality […]

Postal Service Might Drop Health Insurance Plans

Posted on: August 11th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

The US Postal Service has been struggling financially for years, and new proposals to cut costs have postal unions very frustrated.  The article “Postal Service Proposes Cutting 120,000 Jobs, Pulling Out of Health-Care Plan” by Joe Davidson on discusses some of the details involved in the new proposals. One of the most upsetting parts […]

Happy 50th Birthday President Obama

Posted on: August 4th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

President Obama is setting aside some time today and not thinking about health insurance reform or budget cuts while he celebrates his big fiftieth birthday with friends and family.  The President will be completing some Commander in Chief duties throughout the day but plans on taking some time off with a private party at the […]

Medicare Excluded From First Round Cuts

Posted on: August 3rd, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

The debt deal has been worked on for weeks now and it looks like Congress has come to an agreement.  The debt-ceiling compromise will have short term as well as long term effects on all Americans according to the article “Students, Seniors May Feel Impact of Debt Deal” by Sandra Block of USA Today.  The […]

Health Insurance for Dental Care Lacking

Posted on: July 14th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

More and more people each year are passing up their important annual dentist visit, and fear isn’t the only reason.  Millions of people are struggling to afford a simple cleaning at the dentist during these tough economic times, and many health insurance companies do not offer dental coverage which needs to change.  Oral health is […]