Posts Tagged ‘ affordable health care act ’

MEDICARE CHANGES IN 2014

Aug 6th, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Medicare Coverage Remains Essentially the Same Much of Medicare coverage that we seniors have will not change with the implementation of the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) in 2014. The health care law protects our basic Medicare benefits. Our coverage for doctor and hospital visits does not change. // The one thing it does add [...]



INSURANCE COMPANY REBATES FOR SENIORS

Jun 30th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Rebates Coming to Consumers Thanks to the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA), insurance companies who spend more than 20% of premiums on administration and profits are required to refund insured customers. This is just one of many benefits afforded citizens as a result of passage of the ACA.  The refunds are estimated by ConsumerUnion.com (the [...]



JUST THE FACTS: THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

Jun 30th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Let’s Stick With the Facts, Please Senior Citizen Journal has been supportive of the Affordable Care Act since its inception. In the wealthiest nation on earth, every citizen should have access to healthcare.  In order for the private insurance system to work, everyone has to participate–thus the ‘individual mandate’.  It just makes good sense socially [...]



SENIORS AND THE AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT

Jun 29th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The Affordable Health Care Act is now law, affirmed constitutional by the Supreme Court. We aren’t sure how long it will be so, with the resistance provided by those who so vehemently oppose it. But, for now it is law. It is so because 5 of the Supreme Court Justices endorsed its major provisions. It is so because the Chief Justice joined those five. It is so because in the face of attempts to derail it, reason prevailed.

Illness and poor health may now have a chance at being defeated. In spite of those who would deny the opportunity of protection against the ravages of illness and poor health, there is now hope and encouragement. Compassionate care has prevailed.



SENIOR HEALTH AND OBAMACARE

Mar 31st, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

What’s the Problem?? The Supreme Court spent three days listening to arguments from attorneys representing 26 states who object to the Affordable Health Care Act (AHCA) this week. The news reports on television are getting repetitive and it’s a little hard to cut through all the hype about the issue.  So SCJ looked for information [...]



SENIORS: THE HEARINGS HAVE ENDED, BUT THE ISSUE HASN’T

Mar 30th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

While the three days of arguments before the Supreme Court have ended, the issue is still with us and will likely be until June and beyond.

For most seniors invested in the outcome, it will likely be an anxious time. This refers to those whose health care hangs in the balance. Those, who have little discretion in seeing their ability to be cared for threatened, will likely sit on pins and needles. Those whose prescription needs are cared for by Medicare, although perhaps staying in place, will be fearful of what could, might happen.

For many this is a big circus, played under the



MEDICARE AND OBAMACARE COVERAGE

Mar 24th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Health Care Insurance Vital for Seniors Roosevelt gets the credit for Social Security, LBJ for Medicare, and now President Obama is credited with being the President when national health insurance was finally enacted.  Although Obamacare is intended to be a pejorative word, it just might turn into a positive label for a very successful and [...]



MEDICARE AND AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT ARE WORKING

Jan 4th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Changes in Health Care Laws Help Seniors The changes brought by the Affordable Health Care Act are already helping senior citizens better manage their health care at a lower out of pocket cost, in spite of the recent scam reports. Seniors have saved $460M on prescription drugs since the law passed.  Almost one million people [...]