Posts Tagged ‘ medicare health care reform ’

Financial Relief for Uninsured Seniors

Jul 12th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Uninsured seniors who are not covered by Medicare, Medicaid, VA Medical Benefits or other health care insurance offered to older people may now be eligible for enrollment in their state’s high -risk pool under the new Affordable Health Care law. Qualification requirements include being an American citizen or legal resident with health problems, and having been [...]



Health Care Reform: Patient’s Bill of Rights

Jul 8th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

President Obama announced this week a new Patient’s Bill of Rights as a result of the Affordable Care Act (health care reform).  This is “…a basic set of consumer protections that end some of the health insurance companies worst abuses,” said the President this week.  In addition to preserving Medicare for senior citizens, the Patient’s Bill [...]



Healthcare Reform: The Truth Will Win!

Jun 13th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

A post from Senior Citizen Journal, Senior Editor and CEO, Dr. Sharon Shaw Elrod… This has been an interesting day. My husband and I went to church and then had brunch with my elderly father and his wife. Great and memorable times together. Then we came home, Jerry to his mid-day nap, and me to posting [...]



Health Care Reform for Seniors: More Help From Medicare

Jun 9th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

The Affordable Care Act passed by Congress and signed by President Obama this year contains some important benefits for Medicare recipients. If you have Medicare prescription drug coverage, and aren’t already getting Medicare Extra Help (extra help for seniors living at or below poverty level), Medicare will automatically send you a tax free, one-time $250 [...]