How the Health Care Law Benefits You

http://www.healthcare.gov/law/information-for-you/benefits.html How the Health Care Law Benefits You The Affordable Care Act forces insurance companies to play by the rules, prohibiting them from dropping your coverage if you get sick, billing you into bankruptcy because of an annual or lifetime limit, or, soon, discriminating against anyone with a pre-existing condition. All Americans will have the …

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Health Insurance Market Reforms: Pre-Existing Condition Exclusions

Health Insurance Market Reforms: Pre-Existing Condition Exclusions Insurers pursue multiple strategies to reduce the cost of covering enrollees with pre-existing conditions, or medical conditions and health problems that existed before the individual enrolled in a health plan. One strategy, the pre-existing condition exclusion, allows insurers to refuse to cover any costs associated with care for …

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CMS’ Proposed Rules on Observation Status Will Not Help Beneficiaries

medicareadvocacy.org http://www.medicareadvocacy.org/2013/03/28/cms-proposed-rules-on-observation-status-would-not-help-beneficiaries/ CMS’ Proposed Rules on Observation Status Would Not Help Beneficiaries The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued proposed rules and an interim CMS Ruling to allow hospitals to bill Medicare Part B after a Part A claim is denied. 78 Fed. Reg. 16,632 (March 18, 2013).[1]  These actions address some …

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More people filing medical claims, less money for state health insurers

More people are filing medical claims, and that means less money for state health insurers By Robert Weisman, Globe Staff The state’s largest commercial health insurers posted lower third-quarter financial results Thursday, with most blaming an increase in claims for medical care after a two-year period during which many people went to the doctor less …

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Adria Gross from MedWise Insurance Advocacy – Speaking on Current & Upcoming Health Care Laws

February 21, 2013 at 11:00 AM, Adria Gross from MedWise Insurance Advocacy will be speaking about the Current & Upcoming Health Care Laws.  Refreshments; Free; Held at the Esplanade, 168 Red Schoolhouse Road,  Chestnut Ridge; For details, contact Carolyn Geiger, Tel. 574-4950; avi@avi-eyes.org;  www.avi-eyes.org. Established in 1973, the Association for the Visually Impaired (AVI) assists …

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Mental Care Is Covered

Mental Care Is Covered September 22, 2012 By AVERY FORMAN Coping with a mental-health condition can be daunting and costly, but a recent law is aiming to ease the burden. As of last year, some health plans that offer mental-health and addiction coverage are required to offer it at an equal level to the medical …

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