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ACA helps add life to Medicare as insolvency delayed

Sunday, 27 July 2014 09:52
WASHINGTON • The main trust fund behind Medicare, the $583 billion U.S. health program for the elderly and disabled, will be exhausted in 2030, four years later than projected last year, the government reported. An improving economy and the Affordable Care Act, the health-care overhaul also known as Obamacare, may stave off depletion of the fund as it took in more money and spent less than expected last year.
Affordable care act topic at luncheon
Sunday, 27 July 2014 09:31
But Lindsay Smith, marketing and public relations director for the South East Area Health Education Center, had two reasons to educate the League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear about the Affordable Care Act at Monday's hot topic luncheon at McAlister's Deli. First, enrollment for the 2015 health insurance marketplace starts on Nov. 15. Secondly, the League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan group of activists and among its goals is a belief…
Employer health insurance mandate a political orphan
Sunday, 27 July 2014 09:11
When President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, its requirement that large employers provide health coverage or pay a penalty seemed to many supporters a key pillar of the effort to guarantee health coverage to Americans. Four years later and after repeated delays, the so-called employer mandate has become something of an orphan, reviled by the law's opponents and increasingly seen as unnecessary by many of its backers.
CBO Finds Medicare Looking a Little Healthier, But What About Social Security?
Sunday, 27 July 2014 06:28
Ahead of this week’s release of the annual report on the 75-year financial outlook for Social Security, the Congressional Budget Office published its own 25-year projection of the program in which it also analyzed in Medicare, Medicaid and expenses under the Affordable Care Act. The conclusion? Too many older Americans. In the words of the CBO, “…aging is the key driver of spending over the long-term.
Penn Scholars: Hobby Lobby Decision a "Setback for Women's Health Care"
Sunday, 27 July 2014 05:32
PHILADELPHIA — The recent Hobby Lobby U.S. Supreme Court decision is “a setback for both the ACA’s [Affordable Care Act] foundational goal of access to universal health care and for women’s health care,” say two University of Pennsylvania professors writing in the new issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. In late June, the Supreme Court ruled that closely held private companies, including Hobby Lobby, a for-profit retailer selling arts and crafts supplies, can…
Affordable Care Act slashes rate of uninsured on California college campuses
Sunday, 27 July 2014 05:04
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – An outreach program that sought to sign California college students up for insurance provided by the Affordable Care Act has more than halved the number of uninsured students in the state's biggest college system, university officials report.
Medical News Today: Forget the handshake: fist bumps are 'more hygienic'
Sunday, 27 July 2014 05:00
Ratings for this article (click to rate)Ratings require JavaScript to be enabled. Public / Patient: 3 2 ratings Health Professionals: 5 1 rating Knocking fists together - known as a fist bump or dap - has been used as a greeting or congratulatory gesture in the sports and rap worlds for many years.
Medical News Today: Trees 'save 850 American lives each year'
Sunday, 27 July 2014 05:00
Ratings for this article (click to rate)Ratings require JavaScript to be enabled. Public / Patient: 0 0 ratings Health Professionals: 0 0 ratings Trees are saving more than 850 American lives a year and preventing 670,000 incidences of acute respiratory symptoms, according to the first broad, nationwide estimate of air pollution removal by trees.
Medical News Today: Six new genetic risk factors for Parkinson's identified using gene chip
Sunday, 27 July 2014 05:00
Ratings for this article (click to rate)Ratings require JavaScript to be enabled. Public / Patient: 0 0 ratings Health Professionals: 0 0 ratings A new study led by researchers from the National Institutes of Health details how a state-of-the-art gene chip led to the discovery of six new genetic risk factors for Parkinson's disease, potentially providing a better understanding of the disorder and paving the way for new treatment strategies.
Advocates Go Door-To-Door For Affordable Care Act
Saturday, 26 July 2014 22:28
Get Breaking News First Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning. Sign Up By Pat Loeb PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The event is not until November, but campaigning is already underway. No, it isn’t the election — it’s the next open enrollment period in the Affordable Care Act. The first enrollment period reduced the number of uninsured in Philadelphia by 27-percent.
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