Posts Tagged ‘ senior health care reform ’

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.



SENIORS: WHAT IF HEALTH CARE INSURANCE GOES AWAY?

Mar 27th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The majority of those surveyed seem to continue to oppose the Affordable Health Care Act, Obama’s health care plan, but those who are adamantly in opposition are working all the angles to remove it from the American landscape. One may ask, “what happens if it goes away?”

Perhaps you have researched the issues and decided what your position is. Perhaps not. My guess is depending upon your economic conditions, whether you are employed or not, your political persuasion, your suspicions or lack of them will have contributed to where you come out.

Your health, or lack of it, may have a major influence on how you feel about the plan. If you have undergone any or a variety of



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 [...]