Posts Tagged ‘ ACA ’

MEDICARE: DEALING WITH SCAMMERS

Sep 29th, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Obamacare Enrollment Begins The Affordable Care Act (ACA), known on the streets as Obamacare, is about to start the enrollment process. That will begin this next Tuesday, October 1, and continue through March 31, 2014. Any citizen who wants to enroll may do so online or in a local organization that has Navigators available to [...]



RESOURCES FOR NEW HEALTHCARE LAW

Sep 20th, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Factual Answers for Legitimate Questions SCJ has received several inquiries about where to go to learn about the new healthcare law, known on the streets as Obamacare, and more accurately the Affordable Care Act (ACA). There are certainly enough distortions and outright lies out there that contribute to confusion and mistrust on the part of [...]



SENIORS: PONDERING THE LIES ABOUT HEALTHCARE

Jul 16th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Jerry is taking the day off, so Senior Moments is in Sharon’s lap today. Senior Citizen Journal recently received an email with a YouTube link for a video purportedly addressing the “TRUTH” about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). My antenna was raised with the language describing the video, so I clicked on the link and watched the ten minute video.

Because I have read the entire law, word for word, I believe I have a good understanding of it. The YouTube video was full of distortions and outright lies. It referred to specific pages, and lines on those pages. For example, the first one referred to page 22 and claimed the law allows for medical provider’s books to be audited. In reality, page 22 of the law addresses the requirement for insurance companies to provide value for premium payments and dependent coverage. Has nothing to do with auditing anyone’s books. Another example: the video says on page 29, health care will be rationed. Page 29 actually deals with creation of the