Posts Tagged ‘medicaid’

Health Care May Decrease Significantly for Illegal Immigrants

Posted on: December 14th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Health care reform is setting up a tough situation when it comes to health care for the 11 million illegal immigrants throughout the nation.  As more people become insured through the individual mandate, clinics and hospitals may become overwhelmed and start turning away people who cannot afford to pay. Unfortunately, this falls heavily on illegal […]

Medicare Battle During Vice Presidential Debate

Posted on: October 12th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Congressman Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden fought hard last night during the first vice presidential debate.  Regardless of what side of the fence you are on, it’s easy to say that this was indeed a very heated debate with solid points made by both sides.  Both candidates brought fire to the table as […]

Presidential Debate Sparks Intense Health Care Reform Discussion

Posted on: October 4th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

Last night, Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama had their first round of debates before the Presidential election in November.  The overall feel was calm, but the topics were heated.  One area of discussion that has a lot of people confused is how each candidate is approaching America’s health care dilemma and how health […]

Ohio Health Insurance Coverage Increasing For Children

Posted on: September 24th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

In Ohio, and much of the nation, the poverty level continues to remain stagnant, and in some parts it’s actually rising.  Despite this upsetting fact, the number of children without Ohio health insurance is decreasing which is a positive trend that experts expect may continue.  Specifically in Fairfield County in Ohio, children without health insurance decreased […]

California’s Healthy Families Health Insurance May Be Restored

Posted on: September 7th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

California’s Governor Jerry Brown made a controversial move earlier this year to end the state’s Healthy Families Insurance Program for low-income children and cover them through Medi-Cal which is the state’s version of Medicaid.  This change to children’s health insurance in California was an effort to drastically cut costs, but is it working?  Now a […]

Government and Insurers Fighting Against Health Care Fraud

Posted on: July 30th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

President Obama and his administration are stepping up their fight against health care fraud in an effort to save Americans billions of dollars.  They announced last week that they are sharing new data and investigative know-how on a scale we have not seen before to shut off as many questionable payments as possible.  Health care […]

Medicaid Expansion Cuts Death Rates

Posted on: July 25th, 2012 by SamTabes No Comments

POST SCRIPT UPDATE 8/10/2012  - Here is some more information on this monumental report released this summer.  The mortality declines from expanding Medicaid were greatest among adults ages 35-64 including minorities and residents in poorer counties.  The Medicaid expansions had other positive effects such as decreased rates on uninsured residents, lower rates of delayed care […]

Medicare Open Enrollment Extension for Some

Posted on: December 7th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

Today, December 7th, is the end of the open enrollment period for Medicare recipients.  Susan Jaffe from the KaiserHealthNews.org website reports that extensions are being offered to people who are unable to enroll due to wait times, but only by three days.  A spokesperson for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid claims that extensions will […]

Inland Empire Low Income Health Plans

Posted on: December 5th, 2011 by BlogAdmin No Comments

San Bernardino & Riverside counties are set to launch new low-income health plans pending sign-off on paperwork by Federal Government.  Leadership of both counties believe that the plans could be live by January 1 2012. San Bernardino’s plan is called Arrowcare, while Riverside Counties plan is named Riverside County Healthcare.  Both plans will cover residents […]

National Debt Debate Threatens Health Insurance for Some

Posted on: July 29th, 2011 by ymedina No Comments

The national debt debate has taken over the nation and the headlines and Democrats and Republicans try to reach an agreement on how best to attack America’s growing debt problem.  Many people are concerned that the focus is misplaced and what we should really be worried about is the cuts that are being proposed. Specifically […]