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Open Enrollment: November 1st to December 15th

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

As the Midterm Election approaches and many prepare for the holiday season, it’s critical to remember that the open enrollment period to purchase health insurance coverage for 2019 is quickly approaching as well. This is the time to make sure that you and your loved ones have access to comprehensive, quality, and affordable coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Short-Term, Limited Duration Plans will Harm Patient’s Access to Comprehensive Coverage

Thursday, August 9, 2018

On August 1, 2018, the Administration finalized another policy that will impact access to quality health insurance coverage by expanding the availability of short-term, limited duration (STLD) insurance plans that are not required to cover essential health benefits or pre-existing conditions.

Administration’s New Rule Could Put Patients’ Health Coverage at Risk

Monday, June 25, 2018

Back in January, the Trump Administration proposed a new rule that would expand the availability of Association Health Plans (AHPs) that are exempt from regulations like the 10 essential health benefits (EHBs) set by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare). This week, the Trump Administration released a finalized policy to allow loosely affiliated business to band together as AHPs and offer plans that are not held to many important ACA consumer protections.

Coping With Long Hospital Stays

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Hospitals can bring about anxiety, fear, or curiosity, so staying in a hospital for long-periods of time is difficult for most people. If you do have to be in a hospital for an extended period of time like my mother did when she was diagnosed with colon cancer three years ago, here are a few tips on how to handle those long hospital stays:

What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Danielle Ofri is an internist at Bellevue Hospital, an associate professor of medicine at NYU, and editor in chief of the Bellevue Literary Review. Her latest book is What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear. Doctor-patient communication is a two-way highway of information, with each person endeavoring to convey information to the other. But there can be numerous roadblocks and detours, as anyone who has been party to our medical system can attest.

Defining Self-Advocacy

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

What does it mean to be a self-advocate? When we think of an advocate, we generally think of someone who is publicly supporting some policy or cause. So, how can you be an advocate for yourself? This week’s blog post kicks off a series of posts about how to become a self-advocate. Learn more about what self-advocacy means and find out how you can begin to advocate for yourself.

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