Category Archives: Health Care

Congress Should Pass Four More Years of Maternal and Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting Program

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Congress is about to strike a deal that takes care of seniors and doctors but leaves low-income and “at risk” children short. Congress’ annual struggle to avoid cuts in Medicare reimbursement rates so physicians … Continue reading

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Keeping Kids Healthy—Tell Congress to Fund CHIP As Is

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org): Why tinker with something that isn’t broken?  That’s the question that needs to be asked about PA Rep. Joseph Pitts proposed federal CHIP changes that will cause children to lose health benefits … Continue reading

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Urge Senator Toomey to Protect Children’s Health Insurance Program

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Did you know that Senator Toomey is not yet supporting legislation that would extend funding for the very successful Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)? S.522, the Protecting and Retaining Our Children’s Health Insurance Program … Continue reading

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Support Making Things Easier for Those New to Medicare

From Social Security Works (http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/): Every day, 10,000 Americans turn 65 and become Medicare-eligible. But all too often, people new-to-Medicare make costly mistakes during the complicated enrollment process that result in lifetime penalties, higher health care costs, gaps in coverage, and … Continue reading

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Support Federal Medicare for All Legislation

From Healthcare-NOW! (http://www.healthcare-now.org/): Very soon Representative John Conyers will re-introduce HR 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act! There is a brief window to ask your Representative to become an “original co-sponsor” of the legislation before it is … Continue reading

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Kicking Off the Second Open Enrollment Period for Obamacare

The health insurance marketplaces will be back open for businesses starting this Saturday, November 15 — and that means we’re kicking our consumer outreach efforts into high gear! Millions of Americans were able to sign up for quality, affordable health … Continue reading

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An Urgent Call to Extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program

From the United Church of Christ (http://www.ucc.org): Faith leaders and advocates are joining together to urge Congress to pass for a four-year extension to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) during the Lame Duck session. This extension will stabilize the … Continue reading

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A Little Knowledge Is a Risky Thing: Wide Gap in What People Think They Know About Health Insurance and What They Actually Know

American Institutes for Research, October 2014 By Kathryn A. Paez and Coretta J. Mallery Health insurance is among the most complicated and costly products that consumers buy. Lacking health insurance-related knowledge and skills — or health insurance literacy — puts … Continue reading

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Infographic: Why Obamacare Enrollees Need to Take Action in the Months Ahead

From Enroll America (http://www.enrollamerica.org): We’re excited to share a new infographic that describes the simple steps people enrolled in marketplace coverage need to take — starting November 15 — to stay covered for next year:

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Health Insurance Literacy Resource Hub

From Enroll America (http://www.enrollamerica.org): We’ve compiled an online clearinghouse of health insurance literacy resources from a wide array of organizations. Don’t miss our new Health Insurance Literacy Resource Hub (http://www.enrollamerica.org/hil/), a one-stop-shop chock-full of digital tools, fact sheets, handouts, and … Continue reading

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