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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), or just Kaiser Family Foundation, is a U.S.-based non-profit, private operating foundation headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

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The vast majority of Americans, 70%, told the Kaiser Family Foundation that Puerto Ricans affected by Hurricane Mar…
Penny Duckham of the Kaiser Family Foundation, who nurtured so many health reporters.
Yeah, I tend to trust the Kaiser Family Foundation and a few other well known think tanks. The CBO whe…
As reported by the 2017 Kaiser Family Foundation, the U.S. government has supported global FP/RH efforts for 5 year…
Irritable, obnoxiously ignorant statement... if only that could’ve been predicted and prevented... Oh ye…
Debbie Stabenow intentionally misleads the facts about federal CHIP program. 38 states have been in restructuring…
(via People of color and low-income residents still haven’t gotten the help they need after Hurr…
Health Media Jobs & Opportunities: Refinery29 and Kaiser Family Foundation have openings
27 million people in the US remain without medical care and are eligible (Kaiser Family Foundation).…
Folio: Job Board Spotlight: Web & Social Media Editor at the Kaiser Family Foundation in San Francisco, CA!
While the vast majority of Americans say it’s important to write down their medical wishes in case they become seri…
Kaiser Family Foundation . Voices from Puerto Rico: Reflections Two Months After Maria (Video). In this video, reside…
A new report by Kaiser Family Foundation and the Episcopal Health Foundation found economic an…
The Kaiser Family Foundation has issued another report showing that about 23,000 of Arizona’s children are at risk…
NEWLY UPDATED data show that 16 states project they will run out of federal funds before the end of January 2…
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"The combination of a shorter sign-up period and massive reductions in outreach will lead to lower enrollment and m…
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the average child listens to more than 2 and a half hours of music DAILY.
ICYMI. Opinion of Medicare, the government health insurance program for seniors and for younger adults with long-ter…
As Trump continues to sow confusion about the Affordable Care Act, a recent poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation sh…
“The conventional wisdom that Texans hit by have recovered is wrong,” said Drew Altman, president…
tbh I owe my MPH degree to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
$1 = 8 meals this holiday season thanks to the George Kaiser Family Foundation! .
Things are not looking up for the uninsured. Pay less and reach out to your health insurance professionals today. W…
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, in 2017 on average employers paid 70% of the cost of employees/ family plan health insurance.
Kaiser Family Foundation pub. data that ACA slow…
The average yearly cost of a nursing home is $82,000, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Home-based care, de…
Jerry Barmash A new analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation, Obamacare premiums.
Is it a surprise... Trump follows the Democrat LAW without regard to all Obama Executive Orders and Dems complain...
Hey, if you believe in polls now, take a look at the Kaiser Family Foundation's poll on the ACA. 7…
nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation poll 80% want to make the Obama Health Care law more effectiv…
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New Kaiser Family Foundation poll shows 4 in 5 want Trump Admin to stop undermining ACA; prefer a fix to the law:
Kaiser Family Foundation Poll: 78% say should try to make ObamaCare work
A new poll conducted and released by the Kaiser Family Foundation states that more people want ObamaCare fixed...
"Actions by the Trump administration are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance...
Kaiser Family Foundation: Health Care premiums up by double digits in 2018
Trump's threats on Obamacare payments to cause premiums spike in 2018: Report
A study by Kaiser Family Foundation found Trump’s moves to undermine Obamacare have already triggered double-digit premium…
Health Ins. :Kaiser Family Foundation survey found that deductibles had gone up 63% in the past five years — 10 times the rate…
So! The AMA, AHA, AHIP, AARP, Catholic bishops, Kaiser Family Foundation and BC/BS are all on boar…
No, Obamacare is not collapsing, nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation report says
"Levitt is the Senior VP of the Kaiser Family Foundation, so he knows what he’s talking about."
A survey from the Pew Research Center and Kaiser Family Foundation? Nice try CNN.
Not buying it. The Kaiser Family Foundation is a shill for the ACA and has been from the start .
NEW Kaiser Family Foundation Poll: 84% of Americans, 69% of Republicans want you to KEEP ACA's Medicaid expansion.
Support for ACA/Obamacare hits record high, according to Kaiser Family Foundation poll,
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The tracking poll, conducted by the Henry J. Kaiser Family finds 48 percent of its respondents had a...
Say what you want. Rate of uninsured at historic lows: 10.5% down from >18%, according to the Kaiser Fami…
This is a 5 minute video from Kaiser Family Foundation which shows the concerns of ordinary people regarding the...
1 per report Kaiser Family Foundation 23300 of your constituents will lose Health Care if ACA repealed,
Healthcare experts like Kaiser Family Foundation. Insur across state lines does little
Kaiser Family Foundation report 23300 of your constituents would lose their Health Care if ACA is repealed. Think about them.
In Focus: Listening to Enrollees with Affordable Care Act Coverage Who Voted for Trump - Kaiser Family Foundation…
A brief from suggests Medicaid doesn't foster dependency. I wrote about it here:.
According to Kaiser Family Foundation, nearly a quarter of Hawaiʻi residents have conditions that would make them...
"When the Kaiser Family Foundation conducted a study about screen time six years ago, the results were...
Kaiser Family Foundation survey released last week
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In Iowa, 70% of Medicaid expenditures are for the elderly and for the disabled, according to Kaiser Family Foundati…
Per the Kaiser Family Foundation, in 2015 72.5% of Indiana males were overweight or obese. His constituents should…
Kaiser Family Foundation: average family premiums for employer-sponsored plans have increased almost 32 percent from 2010-2016
Kaiser Family Foundation's analysis of the newly reinstated US
is great - it's the Kaiser Family Foundation. I would also recommend googling "changes to ACA". 1/2
You know what would make reading the Kaiser Family Foundation website better?. Kitty GIFS every dozen paragraphs. Eyes need a break.
if you don't believe a poll from the Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation, what will you believe?
Premiums for family coverage offered by employers rose 3 percent from 2015 to 2016, the Kaiser Family Foundation found. So!
The average premium increase next year is about 9 percent, according to an analysis of 19 cities by Kaiser Family Foundation.
Kaiser Family Foundation says 40% of GOP supports single-payer. Just cool yourself. Wait. Wait for it... Wait... Pa…
tThe Kaiser Family Foundation found that 73% of Americans say that a lack of access to care is a major problem."
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, lowering the amount Americans pay for healthcare is a top priority for two-thirds of Americans.
Check out Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation website for full information on Tom Price's plan for replacement of ACA.
According to the kaiser family foundation, since 2013 men have been leading by roughly 20% in the overweight & obes…
Have you seen the State Survey on Medicaid & CHP eligibility, enrollmen, cost sharing? Take a look.
A recent poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that only 26% of Americans want to completely gut Obamacare!
Less than 1% of the fed'l budget is foreign aid. Kaiser Family Foundation in 2014 found the average respondent guessed 26% of the budget.
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George Kaiser of the Kaiser Family Foundation that is always cited as pro Obamacare. He donated millions to Obama.
Community Health Centers: Recent Growth and the Role of the ACA – The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues… - Kaiser Family Foundation
I remember this one but I don't recall if I saw it. Not sure if you source Kaiser Family Foundation but they'd be resourceful
Despite what GOP says, premium increases have gone down under Obamacare. The numbers below are from Kaiser Family Foundation.…
ACA Repeal Effects by state. National totals from CBO and Kaiser Family Foundation.
Best resource for Health Care Kaiser Family Foundation.
Kaiser Family Foundation poll . And 7 in 10 say that their health is "only fair" or "poor" , more than 4 in 10 say
Submitted by Mish Shedlock of MishTalk. Inquiring minds are diving into Kaiser Family Foundation reports on...
Kaiser Family Foundation just released a comprehensive guide on the proposed alternatives to Medicare and the use...
Modifying Medicare's Benefit Design: What's the Impact on Beneficiaries and Spending? - Kaiser Family Foundation
A joint project of the Kaiser Family Foundation and the UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health,...
The link from Kaiser Family Foundation is on the way.
Children's Health Coverage: The Role of Medicaid and CHIP and Issues for the Future - Kaiser Family Foundation
Sobering findings of a recent Kaiser Family Foundation study of health insurance plans:
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Key Facts on Health and Health Care by Race and Ethnicity - Kaiser Family Foundation
Kaiser Family Foundation one. . I liked how it compared americans and economists
How are the ACA Health Insurance Marketplaces stacking up? Kaiser Family Foundation takes a look.
Access to Dental Care in Medicaid: Spotlight on Nonelderly Adults - Kaiser Family Foundation DentalCare
The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that 46% of large employers will be impacted by the Cadillac Tax.
We're honoring Peggy Girshman, a founding editor, by naming a web reporting fellowship after her
We have 90% coverage according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. We're proud of that work. We still have work to do to close the gap.
Good timeline/ walk down Memory Lane from the always-illuminating Kaiser Family Foundation
nice drug story, but its the Kaiser FAMILY Foundation.
Excessive = $15,000,000.00 paid by Kaiser Family Foundation & University of Tulsa for some of Bob Dylan's rare Notebooks and Photos
CNN and the Kaiser Family Foundation released the results of a poll called "Race and Reality in America." At first blush, I feared it was
Kaiser Family Foundation donates $10M in land for new Tulsa Children's Museum Discovery Lab
The Latest on Geographic Variation in Medicare Spending - Kaiser Family Foundation: The Latest on Geographic V...
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation's new poll, as the presidential election heats up, "the conversation is...
Learn from Kaiser Family Foundation which arguments sway opinion to support or not support cadillac tax
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Learn from Kaiser Family Foundation what arguments sway opinions on whether or not to support the cadillac tax...
Hate to break it to you bud (not really) but the Kaiser Family Foundation doesn't do research on gun deaths.
Medicare patients want to talk about end of life care with their doctors, said Cristina Boccuti from the Kaiser Family Foundation
Researchers looked at several studies on state spending, including one from the Kaiser Family Foundation that...
"According to a new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust, the...
Kaiser Family Foundation 9/10/15 newsletter: “A new brief on the Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker finds that...
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Evening Reading:. 2015 Healthcare Reform Updates – Week of August 31, 2015. A new analysis from the Kaiser family Foundation has found...
Kaiser Family Foundation released a new tool that tracks and collects information on the adult preventive...
California has one of the lowest tax rates in the nation. Kaiser Family Foundation...
Kaiser Family Foundation's takes a close look at why drug costs are consumers' big health-care complaint
Kaiser Family Foundation found that the tax will affect about one in four employers in 2018, and we
2015 Healthcare Reform Updates:. A new Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll found that most Americans, across political...
It's a broken system when "36% of Americans have difficulty paying medical bills in the last year" Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Poll
"According to Kaiser Family Foundation, 68% of Californians uninsured before 2013 now have health insurance!...
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State-by-State Effects of a Ruling for the Challengers in King v. Burwell | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Overwhelming Majority Approve of Court’s Ruling on Obamacare Subsidies. Kaiser Family Foundation: “When told that...
Poll Finds 62% of Americans Approve of the Supreme Court’s Decision | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
New tool from maps delivery system & payment reform across the country:
Kaiser Family Foundation's Altman says that the focus will now shift to the implementation challenges.
The growing trend of new leadership in dentistry: According to the Kaiser Family Foundation report from March ...
Number of Deaths by State Due to Injury by Firearms per 100,000 Population | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
..How is an estimate of 144,00 not a lie when even the Kaiser Family Foundation predicted 225,000?
One of the highest quality, non-political, unbiased sources of info about is the Kaiser Family Foundation:
Video: What happens when a man with HIV asks strangers to touch him: A 2011 Kaiser Family Foundation analysis ...
The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation have conducted a survey. It’s not reliable, says COTWA.
hoosiers currently receiving subsidies, Kaiser Family Foundation est. prems would rise by 271% if the subsidies eliminated.
A day of workshops at the Kaiser Family Foundation with in Washington DC!
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Average tax credit received by an Indiana resident is $320 per enrollee, accd to Kaiser Family Foundation.
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With Medicare & Medicaid's 50th anniversary this year, check out a newly released video from Kaiser Family Foundation
Healthcare history buffs - check out this video from the Kaiser Family Foundation on Medicare and Medicaid.
Kaiser Family Foundation report on growth in individual/non-group market under NY now has half-million people.
Kaiser Family Foundation's Drew Altman exposes how Health Care consumers actually use quality and cost data (or not)
Answer found only in the wonkiest, present company included, and Kaiser Family Foundation. ps, I'll check later.
Kaiser Family Foundation finds that very few consumers view and utilize price and quality information regarding hospitals and doctors.
A great compilation of facts on LGBT health disparities and access from the Kaiser Family Foundation! Read, like...
Just as many Americans like as dislike it, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll.
Penny Duckam of Kaiser Family Foundation receives special award from
With Medicare and Medicaid turning 50 this year, the Kaiser Family Foundation produced an updated video that...
According to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll, only 9% of patients use pricing data when making healthcare decisions.
FYI: Kaiser Institute has nothing to do with Medicaid; Kaiser Family Foundation has released no such chart.
Few People Use Pricing, Quality Data in Health Care Decisions: A Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds that only...
Kaiser Family Foundation est that more than half will wind up having to pay back hundreds of $'s
We love this Kaiser Family Foundation video chronicling the history of Medicare- just in time for its 50th birthday!
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Kaiser Family Foundation poll found 64% of people want Congress to restore subsidies if SCOTUS strikes them down.
Kaiser Family Foundation. Jan 21, 2015 . TODAY ACA has a 40% APPROVAL - has never broken 50% level .
According to a new poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation, only 27 percent of the public agrees with the Republican...
Poll: Majority of the Public Supports Healthcare Subsidies in All States: The Kaiser Family Foundation’s lates...
Adults who Remained Uninsured at the End of 2014 | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Survey Analyzes Uninsured Trends During 2014: The new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds there wer...
Kids and teens spend 7+ hours per day consuming media, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation study. But reading?.
Obamacare's New Reality: The Informed Patient: According to the Kaiser Family Foundation's annual survey of em...
Test your literacy on health insurance | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
"A new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation should theoretically give Republicans rooting for such a decision...
Kaiser Poll: Americans Want to Keep Obamacare Subsidies: Even if the Supreme Court outlaws Obamacare subsidies...
Kaiser Family Foundation is a Health Care reform advocate and has long over hyped the problems of the uninsured.
CREDIT: Kaiser Family Foundation. The same poll determined that “[m]ost see lawmakers’ proposals to change the...
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Kaiser Family Foundation has tools to help Spanish speakers understand health insurance. Check it out:
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"“I don’t love Obamacare,” she said. “There are things in it that scare me and that I don’t agree with.”. For…"
"according to the Kaiser Family Foundation — national polls have found that many people simply consider the…"
So let's apply that .175% uniformly to the coverage gap numbers by state (all these numbers are from the wonderful Kaiser Family Foundation)
Americans support more than general foreign aid, according to survey
Where does your state stand? -- Medicaid | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
20% of American workers today have health insurance that has an annual deductible of at least $2,000 (source: Kaiser Family Foundation).
Didn't NPR have a connection with the Kaiser Family Foundation, which isn't affiliated with the ACA but like NPR, seems to support?
Kaiser Family Foundation finds most assistance being given to people in states not running Marketplaces
Kaiser Family Foundation highlights variations & trends in Medicare beneficiaries out-of-pocket spending.
Current Progress of Enrolling the Uninsured Under Obamacare - Kaiser Family Foundation via
An article from Drew Altman with the Kaiser Family Foundation, which discusses "How Progress Makes...
Hi,. My name is George B. Kaiser, a philanthropist and the founder of The George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF),...
Gallup Well-Being, the Commonwealth Fund and Kaiser Family Foundation released poll and survey information last week, and it gives us a picture of how the ACA is meeting its goals of insuring more Americans and providing greater access to Health Care. And while overall public opinion is still mixed,…
Most seniors can't pony up more for Health Care. A new Kaiser Family Foundation tool shows the harsh reality of...
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, many women are unaware that the new health insurance law requires health plans to cover many preventive health services to meet women’s unique Health Care needs. Find out more on our partner Be Covered’s website:
Important to find ways to increase testing - here's one from Kaiser Family Foundation
Drew Altman, Kaiser Family Foundation: "The most remarkable thing about the polls is they never changed."
Community based outreach has been the cornerstone of any program I've worked on. -Dr Altman, Kaiser Family Foundation
Dr. Drew Altman, President & CEO of the Kaiser Family Foundation wants to tell us a few stories this morning
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Though seemingly determined to frame every argument about education in a partisan issue where Baressi is a "conservative" and everyone who does not agree with her is a "liberal": Barresi determined to push the CCSS - originally enacted by Democrat Governor Brad Henry, embraced by Sandy Garret, the previous Democratic Superintendent and utilized by the Obama Administration via no less than three separate federal programs Hires John Kraman - a previous employee of Achieve (the offspring organization of parent National Centers on Education and the Economy started by known liberal Marc Tucker - which produced "Benchmarking for Success: Ensuring US Students Receive a World-class Education" - the precursor to the CCSS), further cementing into place a 'liberal' agenda Hires Joel Robison, former chief lobbyist for the Oklahoma Education Association - the organization Barresi touts as "liberal" Actively, personally fought allowing parents to voluntarily put their kids into kindergarten two months later in the year ...
KGOU - Your NPR Source did an interview this morning with Bob Ross, Inasmuch Foundation and Ken Levit, George Kaiser Family Foundation. When asked if there was a local initiative that was a "wow" for Inasmuch in terms of return on investment, Bob extolled the virtues of Oklahoma City's 100,000 Homes campaign. The whole interview is fascinating, but the BEST part is at the 19:00 minute mark. Thanks, Bob! It wouldn't have happened without Inasmuch and GKFF!
Man, what a week for Obamacare. A very, very good week. Steve Benen has the list, but since we've covered great enrollment news, good polling, and fantastically low growth in Medicare, here are a few of the things that got even better this week. We knew that New Hampshire and some other states are going to get new insurers in their exchanges next year. Now we know that's true in every state that's reported so far. Here's what it looks like. More insurers means, as Kaiser Family Foundation President Larry Levitt says, potentially lower premiums and thus lower costs overall—less the government is paying in subsidies, more consumer choice, and "marketing muscle" from big insurers that will help boost enrollments. More insurers being willing to enter the market helps prove another point which was reinforced this week—these are paying customers. If there was a huge problem with people paying their premiums, insurers would be staying away. But there's not a problem with people paying up, the last in our rou ...
Did you know 31% of adolescents ages 11 to 17 are obese (Kaiser Family Foundation)? This is why Project Access...
Visualizing Income and Assets Among Medicare Beneficiaries: Now and in the Future | Kaiser Family Foundation
No we lost billions on that. We also lost billions to solyndra and Obama backer George kaiser of kaiser family foundation.
According to a survey by Kaiser Family Foundation, employers paid an average of $7954 per employee in annual p
new Kaiser Family Foundation estimate of 15 million in individual market
Fair. It's from "an extensive survey of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans by the Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation:"
Please watch this video on senior poverty and those living “on the edge.” Thank you to the Kaiser Family Foundation -
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So, what are the prospects for patients' access to care with increased Medicaid payments for physicians? AAFP News reached out to Julia Paradise, an associate director of the Kaiser Family Foundation's Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, to find out. Q: What is the Medicaid program's role in providing access to primary care?
The US child poverty rate is double the poverty rate for seniors, based on data collected by the Kaiser Family Foundation. In some states, quadruple. How does your state compare?
Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that health insurance premiums have risen 80 percent since 2003. 3x as fast as wages.
George Kaiser Family Foundation - George Kaiser Family Foundation, founded in 1999, invests heavily in expanding the availability of high-quality, very early childhood education for low-income children in Tulsa county because research studies suggest that giving at risk infants and toddlers exposure…
Kaiser Foundation/Leslie Acoca explain need for health and mental health for system:Kaiser Family Foundation
People pick and choose facts that confirm their preconceived opinions. This is called "confirmation bias." If you think like Ronald Reagan, Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity, then you believe "government is the problem." But look at this from Drew Altman, CEO of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation -- "Problems with the launch of HealthCare.gov and with veterans hospitals allegedly concealing long waits for care feed a narrative that government doesn’t work. But many government programs, including Medicare and Social Security, work well. And there are as many examples of corporate bungling–GM and its ignition switches, BP in the Gulf–as there are of government bungling." Amen! Source:
Kaiser Family Foundation-Health Care premiums increased 80% since 2003, nearly three times as fast as wages (31%) and inflation (27%).
New Study Highlights How Cost-containment Efforts of U.S. Businesses Affect Employee Benefits and American Workers Employees experienced delayed pay raises and higher out-of-pocket medical costs Photos(1) COLUMBUS, Ga., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a new study released today by Aflac (NYSE: AFL), the leading provider of voluntary insurance in the United States, demonstrate how employers evaluated costs and made Health Care benefits decisions as the launch of Health Care reform approached. The fourth annual Aflac WorkForces Report (AWR) showed the kind of benefits restructuring employers made in 2013, including reducing major medical plan options and shifting costs to employees – decisions that could affect the personal and financial well-being of American workers for years to come. The study, conducted by Research Now on behalf of Aflac in January 2014, which surveyed 1,856 employers and 5,209 employees at small, medium and large U.S. companies, sheds light on how business decision-makers a ...
The Wall Street Journal Sunday. - May 25, 2014 - You Only Think You Know About Retirement by Tom Lauricella are a few areas where retirees don't know as much as they think they do."You'll probably retire earlier than expected...Some 22% of workers say that they expect to wait until age 70 to retire, according to the most recent survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute.  But only 9% of retirees actually retired at that age the survey found...Meanwhile, EBRI has found that a sizeable number of retirees leave the workforce earlier than planned for negative reasons.  In the group's 2014 survey, 49% retired early, but 61% of them said it was because of a health problem or disability.  Many others are forced out of a job by changes at their companies...""It's not easy to get back into the workplace...Roughly two-thirds of retirees say they plan to work in retirement, but just 27% report actually doing so, EBRI says.  In part, the same dynamics that make it harder for older workers in general to fin ...
VA Aspire Center Offers Solace to Returning Veterans If Linette Davis ever wins the lottery, her dream is to one day use the money to build a community for Veterans like herself. In this grand scheme, all men and women who risk their lives to take care of their country honorably can find a job and a place to live. It’s a dream partially inspired by her nurturing personality and personal struggle to survive after leaving the military; a struggle that led to her current residence at the Aspire Center, VA San Diego Healthcare System’s newest residential treatment facility. Since its opening in mid-February, the Aspire Center has been promoting recovery in Veterans returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan by offering all the tools necessary to reintegrate back into society following discharge. Veterans in the program stay an average of 60-120 days and participate in a number of modalities tailored to individual profiles and objectives. In its 40-bed facility, six beds are reserved for females Veterans ...
HEALTH INSURANCE RATES to go up, but MUCH LESS than in the PAST!!!The wild hikes in health insurance rates that blindsided many Americans in recent years may become less frequent because of the Health Care overhaul. Final rates for 2015 won't be out for months, but early filings from insurers suggest price increases of 10 percent or more. That may sound like a lot, but rates have risen as much as 20 or 30 percent in recent years. The rates that emerge over the next few months for 2015 will carry considerable political weight, since they will come out before Republicans and Democrats settle their fight for Congressional control in next fall's midterm elections. Republicans are vowing to make failures of the law a main theme of their election push, and abnormally high premiums might bolster their argument. In addition to insuring millions of uninsured people, the other great promise of the massive Health Care overhaul was to tame the rate hikes that had become commonplace in the market for individual insura ...
“Insurers continue to see this as a good business opportunity,” said Larry Levitt, a health policy expert at the Kaiser Family Foundation.
27% of American patients didn’t fill a prescription last year according to a Kaiser Family Foundation Survey.
the report from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that black and latino youths were more likely...
these numbers are coming from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Entertainment Software Association if you're curious
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5 million people have fallen into the ACA’s coverage gap according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
"1/2 of annual spending in the US is used on just 5% of the population." Family Foundation, May 2012
So what does America think about the Affordable Care Act? This Kaiser Family Foundation infographic tells you -
I just read a report on the kaiser family foundation page about juveniles in prisons and it's completely backwards.
“According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, WI is the only state to not take the Medicaid expansion that has no gap in coverage”
I’d assumed southern Senate Democrats were a vanishing species, particularly vulnerable this November. Not true. According to a new round of polls conducted by The New York Times and Kaiser Family Foundation: (1) Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) is leading Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) 46 percent to 36 percent; (2) North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) has a tiny lead over House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-NC), 42 percent to 40 percent; (3) Kentucky Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is barely leading Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D), 44 percent to 43 percent; and (4) Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) has a commanding lead over Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and the rest of the field in the Louisiana Senate race. But these are opinion polls. The actual results will depend on turnout. And you can bet Republicans will be doing everything in their power to make it difficult for likely Democrats (i.e. African-Americans, Latinos, women, young people, and the poor) to vote this November. The good news is that, a ...
Kaiser Family Foundation: "3.5M qualified for a total of about $10 BILLION in premium subsidies, or an average of about $2,890 per person."
Latest Nos. I've seen put Under 35 @ 35 %. Kaiser Family Foundation stated that even at 25% premiums would incr only by 2-3%
These numbers were from the Kaiser family foundation premium calculator Just plug in various incomes
Consumers Get $10B In Subsidies For Health Coverage Kaiser Health News by Jenny Gold - March 27, 2014: Americans have already qualified for about $10 billion in tax credits to help them purchase private health insurance this year through the Affordable Care Act, according to a study from the Kaiser Family Foundation. (KHN is an editorially independent program of the foundation.) Thats an average of $2,890 for each of the 3.5 million people who qualified for a subsidy as of March 1 about 83 percent of those who enrolled in an exchange plan. But four of five Americans who could qualify for a subsidy hadnt applied for coverage by that date. And sign-up rates varied greatly by state. More than half of the subsidy money allotted so far will go to consumers in California, Florida, North Carolina, Texas and New York. States that are lagging in enrollment are leaving billions of dollars on the table that their residents qualify for, said Larry Levitt, one of the study authors. In Hawaii, South Dakota, Iowa, New . ...
What Happens Next On The Health Law? Kaiser Health News by Julie Appleby, Mary Agnes Carey and Phil Galewitz - March 31, 2014: Just because open enrollment for people who buy their own health insurance formally closes March 31 doesn't mean debate over the health law will take a hiatus. After more than four years of strident rhetoric, evidence about how the law is actually working is starting to trickle in. Here are seven things to watch before the next enrollment period begins in November: 1) How many enrolled, really? Rightly or wrongly, this figure has become a yardstick by which some are measuring the law's success. But no one can give an accurate accounting yet. President Barack Obama announced Thursday that the administration had hit the 6 million enrollment mark -- the revised projection of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (which had initially forecast 7 million before the disastrous rollout of the online marketplaces last October). As of March 1, another 4.4 million consumers had been de ...
Obamacare hits milestone, but detours ahead for health law Reuters by David Morgan - March 30, 2014: President Barack Obama's embattled U.S. healthcare law, having survived a rollout marred by technology failures, reaches a milestone on Monday with the end of its first enrollment wave, and with the administration likely to come close to its goal of signing up 7 million people in private health insurance. But as the White House and its allies declare victory, major hurdles remain. And it will take years to determine whether the law will accomplish its mission of creating stable insurance markets that can help a significant number of America's nearly 50 million uninsured gain health coverage, experts say. Republicans are counting on that uncertainty to play into their strategy for the midterm congressional elections in November. Their plan: Draw on public dissatisfaction with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to help the GOP win control of the U.S. Senate and retain the party's dominance in the ...
According to a Kaiser Family Foundation study, 319,000 North Carolinians are now trapped in the Medicare...
A must watch video from the Kaiser Family Foundation: Old and Poor: America's Forgotten (Short): via
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According to a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation, California leads the nation in the percentage of older...
Characteristics of Poor Uninsured Adults who Fall into the Coverage Gap | Kaiser Family Foundation
"Larry Levitt, a senior vice president at the Kaiser Family Foundation, says there's a lot of focus on the 7.5...
Health Policy Analyst, Program for the Study of Health Reform and Private Insurance – Kaiser Family Foundation...
In 2013, half of all Medicare beneficiaries had savings below $61,400, according to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation report. What to do?
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Number 1 thing I've taken away from my health policy class is that I'm freaking obsessed with the Kaiser Family Foundation. SO SMART.
A new and Kaiser Family Foundation Poll on mental and family stress among women in the military:
Looking for a subsidy calculator? Check out this tool developed by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
On Morning Joe, and will also highlight the new Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation poll of …
On Wednesday, the Kaiser Family Foundation released their updated health tracking poll and the results were not what the Republican Party wanted to see.
Head of federal insurance marketplace resigning: Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially ...
In the first of many events to highlight Affordable Care Act ( ACA) implementation in the states and on the front lines across the country, the Kaiser Family Foundation is partnering with the Blue Shield of California Foundation to examine ACA implementation in California (CA) at a Washington, DC…
Norell Hadzimichalis, PhDElectronic Devices Are Unlikely To Cause Cancer               Technology has taken over our lives. From the moment we wake and begin checking emails to the moment we go to bed, computers, tablets, smart phones, and television screens consume our world. While in many ways these devices are enriching our lives, are they also taking a negative toll on our bodies and minds?Some of the potentially negative short-term effects of use (and specifically overuse) of electronic devices are more apparent than others. The use of electronic devices while driving has been indisputably associated with an increased risk of car accidents. From a physical standpoint, turning up the volume on MP3 players, particularly when using ear buds, has been shown to form the foundation for hearing problems.In addition, prolonged use of electronic devices has been linked to a more sedentary lifestyle and hence an increased risk for cardiac disease. Academically, children are suffering by relying on abb ...
About Publications Contact When It Comes to Poor Adults, Rep Ryan is Very Wrong About an ACA “Poverty Trap” February 5th, 2014 at 9:24 pm During a hearing today on the latest CBO report, Rep. Paul Ryan declared the Health Care law to be “a poverty trap.” He’s way off base. In fact, he’s got it backwards. Rep. Ryan was riffing off of the estimates in the new CBO study predicting that some people—the equivalent of 2.5 million full-timers by 2024—will choose to work less to avoid having the ACA subsidy reduced as their earnings rise. The facts, as shown in this Kaiser Family Foundation fact sheet (see table 3), are that in states that accepted the ACA Medicaid expansion, poor adults can earn far more than they could before the new law and still maintain their Medicaid eligibility. The median income cutoff for the 26 states that accepted the expansion is 138% of poverty. For the states that did not, that cutoff is 47% of the poverty line for parents and 0% (!) for childless adults. (To be ...
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Okay, I will admit I haven't done this enough. The map and text below says it simply and powerfully. If you or anyone you know and/or love or care about would benefit from Medicaid expansion then call, write or e-mail your governor and appropriate representatives and tell them to take the 100% federal contribution now(some of which are your tax dollars) and no lower than 90% by 2019. Peoples' lives and quality of life will be greatly affected, either adversely or positively, by the decisions made by the governor and representatives of this and your state. Rural and isolated hospitals, because all hospitals agreed to forego taking federal dollars for uncompensated care that they give, are on the verge of closing or greatly restricting services offered. This situation is untenable. If you need info to get the particulars go to Healthcare.gov, thcc2.org(Tennessee Health Care Campaign), Kaiser Family Foundation or Enroll America( or Enroll w/state name) websites. I'm a boardmember of THCC; message me if NONE ...
Even with subsidies, the cost of Obamacare may be out of reach for many middle-class Americans, warns the Kaiser Family Foundation.
“It’s really the disrespect of being treated differently,” says Bechdel, 60. Kaiser Family Foundation
This is SAFER SEX WEEK! -Young people ages 13 to 24 account for 26% of all new HIV infections in the US. Most young people are infected with HIV sexually. (Kaiser Family Foundation March 2013)
Exchange using Kaiser Family Foundation estimate that CT has 286k uninsured. That # only counts ppl under 65. Other estimates are higher.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 4:17:48 AM Businesses with between 50 and 99 employees now have until 2016 to cover their workers. Republicans say the Obamacare change is more proof the president can't be trusted to follow laws. The virus is here lurking like a wild beast waiting to pounce but I have the modern protection. I have lysol,I have bleach and I have my tainted mercury laced flu shot and I am destroying all those hidden viruses hidden in my humble abode. Every day I spend hours scrubbing, cleaning and disinfecting every crack and nook. I realize that 8 or 10 people in my state of 18 million could die from this so I am not taking any chances. I also realize 225,000 die each and every year of drug reactions from their doctors. I do not worry about that because they are smart band wear those sanitary looking white jackets and my doc seems like a nice enough guy, but these nasty viruses are lurking,hiding waiting to pounce. Medium-sized businesses – those with from 50 to 99 full-time employees – will ...
Just a gentle reminder to those who may have missed how it will work. The IRS has not issued its guidance yet. But IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman addressed the issue shortly after the law was enacted in 2010. Based on his comments, a reading of the Affordable Care Act and information from the Kaiser Family Foundation, here's a look at just how the mandate will work and how it will be enforced. (Related: What companies need to know about the law) What will I have to pay? In 2014, the penalty will be no more than $285 per family or 1% of income, whichever is greater. In 2015, the cap rises to $975 or 2% of income. And by 2016, the penalty will go to $2,085 per family or 2.5% of income, whichever is greater. The dollar amounts for a single adult would be $95, $325 and then $625 during that same time period. The dollar amounts per child would be half that of adults. The penalty will be pro-rated based on the number of months during the year that you're uninsured, although those who are uninsured for less th ...
Millions Trapped in Health-Law Coverage Gap Earning Too Little for Health-Law Subsidies but Ineligible for Benefits Under Existing Medicaid Programs BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Ernest Maiden was dumbfounded to learn that he falls through the cracks of the health-care law because in a typical week he earns about $200 from the Happiness and Hair Beauty and Barber Salon. Like millions of other Americans caught in a mismatch of state and federal rules, the 57-year-old hair stylist doesn't make enough money to qualify for federal subsidies to buy health insurance. If he earned another $1,300 a year, the government would pay the full cost. Instead, coverage would cost about what he earns. "It's a Catch-22," said Mr. Maiden, an uninsured diabetic. Without help, he said, he must "choose between paying the bills and buying medicine." The 2010 health law was meant to cover people in Mr. Maiden's income bracket by expanding Medicaid to workers earning up to the federal poverty line—about $11,670 for a single person; more f ...
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Blessings, This week we are going to talk about a subject that is very serious and is happening in alarming rates in schools everywhere. BULLING is a problem that can take your teens to a dangerous rout and we as parent need to learn how to recognize and help them. The bible talks about BULLING very clearly. Psalms 10 7-10 "Their mouths are full of profanity and lies and fraud. They are always boasting of their evil plans. 8 They lurk in dark alleys of the city and murder passersby. 9 Like lions they crouch silently, waiting to pounce upon the poor. Like hunters they catch their victims in their traps. 10 The unfortunate are overwhelmed by their superior strength and fall beneath their blows. F.Y Why You Should Take Bullying Seriously Bullying is a pattern of activity intended to cause harm or distress to others. Bullies tend to target students who are the most vulnerable. The Facts on Bullying The fear of being bullied may keep as many as 160,000 students out of school on any given day. (National Associa ...
Brutal. Here are the numbers that refute Obama’s happy talk As I told you earlier, President Obama wove quite a tale last night to make the state of the union sound strong. But as with most of his tales, he only tells you the parts that make him sound good. When you see the real facts, you can only come to one conclusion: Obama’s policies aren’t working. So with that in mind, here are the real facts that give the lie to the nonsense he peddled last night, and really has been peddling for the past five years: Inequality has widened: The recovery has been good to families earning more than $394,000 a year, but the other 99 percent of Americans have barely felt it. The richest 1 percent of American families have captured 95 percent of the income gains in the recovery period spanning 2009 to 2012, according to economists at the forefront of income inequality research, Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez. So yes, the super-rich are doing better than everyone else. Because of Obama.job market still faces a g ...
Why Obamacare is a Plague on America in 13 Quotes 1) 1 In 4 Voters Already Know Someone Who Has Lost Insurance because of Obamacare: One in four Americans have either lost their health insurance because of Obamacare or know someone who has, according to a new poll shared first with The Daily Caller. The YG Network Congressional District Poll of 1,652 likely voters in 11 competitive U.S. House districts indicates Obamacare will be a powerful issue that motivates voters in important races in 2014. Twenty-seven percent of respondents claimed knowing someone or personally receiving a health-insurance cancellation notice. 2) Almost all of the people signing up for Obamacare lost their coverage because of Obamacare: Then there are the roughly three million people said to have signed up for private insurance. In mid-January, the Wall Street Journal reported that a relatively small percentage of the new sign-ups were previously uninsured Americans gaining coverage through Obamacare. The rest were people who were ...
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WHO RELIES ON MEDICARE? Profile of the Medicare Population Megan Multack and Claire Noel-Miller AARP Public Policy Institute • Medicare provides health coverage to 50.7 million Americans.1 Sixteen percent of the nation’s population relies on Medicare for health security. As baby boomers turn 65, Medicare enrollment will reach 64 million in 2020 and 81 million in 2030.2 • • Medicare is not just for those 65 years old and older. More than one in six Medicare beneficiaries (17 percent) were under the age of 65 in 2012; they qualified because they had a permanent disability.3 Compared to older beneficiaries, these individuals tended to have lower incomes and higher rates of health problems, including cognitive impairments and limitations in activities of daily living. • • Many beneficiaries are in poor health. Forty percent of people enrolled in Medicare live with three or more chronic conditions. More than a quarter (27 percent) report being in fair or poor health.4 • • Many beneficiaries liv ...
On Medicaid expansion in Virginia The following is my response to an article in my local paper. Below that is a link for finding and contacting your legislators. In last week’s Sussex-Surry, Delegate Rick Morris stated that “Medicaid could be expanded to cover an additional 400,000 new recipients in the Commonwealth.” He then went on to explain why he opposed expansion. His argument was simple: There is a lot of waste in our healthcare system, so we should reform the system before we even begin to talk about expansion. He stated that “Secretary of Health and Human Resources Bill Hazel reported 30% of all healthcare spending in Virginia is waste.” What he didn’t mention is that Hazel also reported that we could expand coverage and reform the system AT THE SAME TIME. In fact, Hazel said that federal funding from expansion would help pay for improvements. The waste in our system is, of course, a serious problem and it needs to be fixed. And these needed reforms can be achieved any time our legis ...
Only 24% of uninsured Americans approves of . -Kaiser Family Foundation Poll.
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- did you read the comments section? Interesting data provided by member of reputable Kaiser Family Foundation.
The January Kaiser Family Foundation health tracking poll shows that just 24% of the uninsured approve of ObamaCare.
A survey by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation/Harvard reported 38% of pts believed MDs' offices looking out for their b…
Whether the Medicare administrative costs are 2% or 4%, having a single payer would save the nation hundreds of billions of dollars annually in Health Care spending. Most of Medicare's bill paying is done by third party Medicare private contractors. Credible (non Republican ones) estimates of the total administrative costs are at 2% of total Medicare funding. I've been saying it's 4%, but I can't find my original source. The source for the 2% figure is from the Kaiser Family Foundation, which was referenced in an article I came across in the Physicians for a National Health Program. There are those who estimate that private insurance company administrative costs are less than those of Medicare, the conservative Heritage Foundation being one of those. The PNHP article author doesn't consider the Heritage report credible and wrote: "The costs of administering the Medicare program remain at less than two percent of program expenditures. Several other reports have been circulated claiming that the administr . ...
Voluntary benefit trends for 2014 By Brian Summers Colonial Life In the land of Health Care reform, it can be difficult to see the forest for the trees. Although employers have focused sharply on medical insurance in the past few years, they must look more broadly at their entire benefits package if they wish to remain competitive. As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enters its fourth year of implementation, employers brace for another round of regulatory changes by refining benefits strategies. Whether it’s a business with fewer than 50 employees considering whether to continue offering health insurance benefits, or a large employer rethinking rich benefits in anticipation of the excise tax of 2018, the ACA is challenging the traditional employer role as benefits provider. The vast majority of health benefits are provided by employers. Large employers have traditionally considered health insurance and other benefits a key strategy to remain competitive by helping them recruit and retain valued employees. ...
The 10 most expensive health insurance markets in the U.S.: Sources: Kaiser Family Foundation Program for the ...
.I will take Kaiser Family Foundation's article released February 3rd. Grasping at straws.
Despite the publicity surrounding the problem-plagued launch of new health insurance exchanges and the January 1 implementation date for many important provisions, the American public still seems largely unaware of what has changed under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The latest Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll found that a significant majority (62 percent) of the public continue to believe that only some of the law’s provisions are in effect. Just 19 percent say most or all of the law has been implemented. Awareness of the individual mandate has climbed to 81 percent, but awareness of other provisions remains low – only four in 10 adults are aware of potential subsidies for coverage purchased through the new exchanges. Americans continue to have a largely negative view of the ACA overall – 50 percent have an unfavorable view of the law while 34 percent have a favorable view. But 55 percent say the focus should be on trying to improve the law rather than repeal, while 38 percent support repeal ...
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Thousands of Americans will die as a result of red state governors’ refusal to expand Medicaid and extend health coverage to their states’ neediest citizens, according to a study by researchers at Harvard University and the City University of New York. Talking Points Memo reported that as many as 17,000 people will die because they cannot afford to access Health Care. President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) — also known as “Obamacare” — attempted to reform the nation’s Health Care system by increasing access to affordable health insurance plans, improving the plans that are available, and by making federal funds available to states to improve and expand their Medicare system, which offers free Health Care to low-income adults. Republican governors and state legislatures in 23 states have refused the supplemental funds out of political motivations, but the study authors say that this act of political sabotage will have deadly consequences. “The results were sobering,” said st ...
Indian Health Service Out of Money -- Will You Die Waiting? (New America Media, News Report, Mark Trahant, Posted: Feb 06, 2014) Ed. Note: A new report by the Congressional Budget Office showing that the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, could lead to some 2 million jobs lost has added fuel to Republican attacks on the president’s premier piece of legislation. But for American Indians and Alaska Natives in a number of states, the repercussions of turning down key provisions of the law are already being felt. ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- On a tribal bulletin board this week these chilling words were posted: “Due to budget issues, Contract Health Service will be on Priority One until further notice.” Why are these words frightening? It means the underfunded local unit of the Indian Health Service is out of money on an important line item. It means that unless your illness is serious -- threatening life or limb -- you will have to wait. Sometimes that wait can be deadly. And it’s wrong. It . ...
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Massachusetts plan has achieved moderate success. Within two years of the legislation’s passing, the state had cut its number of uninsured by over half. On the other hand, costs have outstripped predictions, and funding has repeatedly fallen short. Kaiser points to government subsidies and Medicaid as key components of Massachusetts’ qualified success, but to cost containment as essential to its future. Critics dispute this success. Susanne L. King, a Massachusetts doctor, writes in the Boston Globe that their health reform “flunks” on all standards defined by the Institute of Medicine: insurance should be “universal, not tied to a job, affordable for individuals and families, affordable for society, and it should provide access to high-quality care for everyone.” King would detach insurance from employers and would instead expand Medicare to cover everyone, a solution that would move the U.S. far closer to the British system. On the other hand, S ...
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At the HealthAffairs briefing on Early Evidence, Future Promise of Connected Health. (📍 Kaiser Family Foundation)
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Give me a second to rant...I am reading this document by Kaiser Family Foundation. Under the section "The Profile of American Indian and Alaskan Natives", there are subheadings that read: -AI/AN have a high poverty rate, which may contribute both to health problems and lack of access to Health Care. -More than 1 in 5 AI/AN lives in a family with no workers. -Almost 1 in 5 AI/AN adults have no high school diploma. -AI/AN have the highest rate of many health conditions -AI/AN also have higher rates of certain behaviors that can negatively impact health. Now, the sets of data that follow under these titles are real. But what pisses me off is that I can't even get to the meat of the article without going through all these statistics that I read at the beginning of most all documents written on Native American health. I just want people to wake up and look at how we are being represented. Although these issues do exist, I am so tired of looking at them! It's like they have been unchanged this whole time since ...
The Info-graphics for this article were done by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, good information
Medical Services Medicare Doesn't Cover While Medicare covers a wealth of preventive and medically necessary doctor's visits and procedures, there are some common medical services Medicare don't cover or covers only under specific circumstances. "Medicare doesn't cover eyeglasses, hearing aids or dental benefits," says Juliette Cubanski, a Medicare policy analyst at the Kaiser Family Foundation. "If you don't have supplemental coverage, then most people who need those services would end up having to pay out of their own pocket." Here are some common medical services many older people need that traditional Medicare won't pay for: Eye exams. Most Medicare beneficiaries are eligible for a simple vision check at preventive care visits, but Medicare doesn't cover routine eye exams for eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, some preventive and diagnostic eye care services are available to Medicare Part B recipients, including tests for glaucoma and macular degeneration. And people who have diabetes are eligible ...
Subject: LISTEN UP, MEDICARE PATIENTS! This news has been out for months, but I’m just now hearing it. Perhaps the same will be true for you. This is a very important change in Medicare payment for hospital charges, and it seems to have been sparked by Medicare attempting to cut down on a certain type of hospitalization — UNDER OBSERVATION. The impact of the Medicare rule change -- a seemingly harmless distinction — leaves seniors with sizable bills. I suspect many Medicare patients, and probably many of their physicians, are unaware of this change. We as patients must always act as our own advocates when it comes to our medical care, and in this instance, if you or someone with you does not question the status under which you are entering a hospital — it could get quite expensive. Beware Medicare's 'Observation' Status It Can Mean Surprise Out-of-Pocket Expenses ANNE TERGESEN, WSJ.COM Oct. 19, 2013 When in the hospital, more Medicare recipients are being held for observation rather than being fo ...
Stop watching Fox News. What a joke. Stop with the propaganda. Australian born media mogul Rupert Murdoch is the Chairman and CEO of 21st Century Fox, the owner of Fox News Channel. He has been a subject of controversy and criticism as a result of his substantial influence in both the print and broadcast media. In the United States, he is the publisher of the New York Post newspaper and the magazine The Weekly Standard. Accusations against him include the "dumbing down" of news and introducing "mindless vulgarity" in place of genuine journalism, and having his own outlets produce news that serve his own political and financial agendas. A 2010 Stanford University survey found "more exposure to Fox News was associated with more rejection of many mainstream scientists' claims about global warming, [and] with less trust in scientists". A 2011 Kaiser Family Foundation survey on U.S. misconceptions about Health Care reform found that Fox News viewers had a poorer understanding of the new laws and were more like ...
DELUSIONS OF FAILURE The Republican response to the State of the Union was delivered by Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Republican representative from Washington — and it was remarkable for its lack of content. A bit of uplifting personal biography, a check list of good things her party wants to happen with no hint of how it plans to make them happen. The closest she came to substance was when she described a constituent, “Bette in Spokane,” who supposedly faced a $700-a-month premium hike after her policy was canceled. “This law is not working,” intoned Ms. McMorris Rodgers. And right there we see a perfect illustration of just how Republicans are trying to deceive voters — and are, in the process, deceiving themselves. I’ll get back to “Bette in Spokane” in a minute, but first, is Obamacare “not working”? Everyone knows about the disastrous rollout, but that was months ago. Since then, health reform has been steadily making up lost ground. At this point enrollments in the health exchanges ...
32,570 Nebraska residents are being denied Health Care coverage because Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman is refusing to expand Medicaid. Last week, in his State of the State address, Governor Heineman reaffirmed his opposition to expanding Medicaid in Nebraska yet again. It's hard to fathom why he is doing this - except out of spite - since expanding Medicaid would be a huge bargain for Nebraska (100% of the costs would be borne by the federal government through 2016, and 90% thereafter), and 32,570 residents would benefit, according to an estimate from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Medicaid expansion is a very popular idea nationwide - and not just in blue states. Last year, eight Republican governors succumbed to political pressure and accepted the funds. It's time to move forward.
It's not age, it's health status. Dean Baker emphasizes something Paul Krugman has also noticed about Obamacare's non reliance on young people signing up. "In fact there is not a special need to sign up young healthy people as opposed to healthy people of all ages. Kaiser Family Foundation did an analysis last week showing that it would have relatively little impact on the cost of the program even if the number of young people enrolling fell far below their share of the population. While young people do have lower costs on average, they also pay lower premiums. While these are not completely offsetting the difference will have little impact on the costs of the program. The conclusion of the Kaiser study is that the exchanges need healthy people of all ages. It doesn't especially matter if they are young. (A healthy 55-year-old pays three times as much as a healthy 30-year-old.) The real concern is a skewing based on health status, not age."
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