Browsing All Posts filed under »Health Reform«

Mayor’s Health Line Reaches Out to Help Enroll Families Into Healthcare Coverage

January 25, 2012


  To increase their capacity to reach uninsured individuals, many states utilize out-stationed eligibility workers to help enroll individuals into Medicaid. “Out-stationed” at community-based organizations (e.g. health centers, clinics, hospitals, schools, community centers), these workers enable individuals to apply for public assistance benefits at locations other than the typical Medicaid or social services offices; optimally in locations […]


October 31, 2011


Today, President Obama is planning to sign an executive order directing the Food and Drug Administration to take action in reducing drug shortages.  The executive order is a political tool that allows President Obama to circumvent Congress for quick action.   Drug shortages have caused patient deaths and tend to affect cancer drugs, anesthetics, drugs used […]

Health Care Reform Affects Women’s Health

July 26, 2011


Reports say birth control, contraceptives, sterilization and reproductive education should be covered by health insurance plans with no cost to patients under the health care reform law. Although under some health insurance plans, birth control such as hormone pills and implantable devices are partially covered, it still requires patients to contribute financially. This action can […]

Study Finds Benefits in Expanding Public Health Coverage

July 8, 2011


In 2014, the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act will allow for additional health coverage for low-income adults.  Thousands of adults in all fifty states will have access to significant health services that can work to cure, treat, and prevent a variety of medical ailments. The benefits of more people having access to affordable health care […]

Are You Up To Date With Your Vaccinations?

June 27, 2011


How many of you are up to date with your vaccinations? As an adult it is easy to miss vaccinations; whereas schools’ vaccine requirements keep children up to date with their shots.  What stops adults? We forget, don’t know what vaccines we need, or cannot afford to get all necessary vaccines. Starting this year, insurers […]

Man Puts Himself in Jail to Get Medical Care

June 21, 2011


The rising costs of medical services have left many unable to pay for treatment. As a result, people can sometimes go to desperate measures to receive health care. James Richard Verone did just that. In order to receive free medical care; he robbed a bank and went to jail. Verone had been in and out […]

Are you taking your medicine correctly?

June 2, 2011


One of the biggest mistakes patients make is leaving the doctor’s office with questions left unanswered. In order to take an active role in your health, it is important that you understand all the instructions your doctor gives you. This is especially important when it regards your medication. If not taken correctly, your medication may […]