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Stay tuned for briefs on what's going on in the insurance marketplace, health-related news and how it may impact your health and finances.


Kaiser Family Foundation's COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor.


Check out Mark Cuban's low-cost online pharmacy. Many generic meds are cheaper than retail pharmacy prices because it cuts out the middlemen. The Instruction for your doctor to write a prescription is here


Some relief fromsurprise medical bills. 


Fight unfair medical bills and win.


Need a mammogram but don't have health insurance? Call us! But also, if you live in one of the   states  that Solis Mammography operates in, you can get a mammogram for $99.


AI and colon cancer!


Can vaccines make your period worse?


U.S. ratings of nursing homes.


The safe way to screen before vaccination.


How to avoid  covid-related surprise bills.


Rapid 90-minute COVID-19 test.


How to make your own hand sanitizer.


News concerning the COVID-19 virus.


They say coronavirus isn't airborne - but it's definitely borne by air.


Save or download these medical passes to your phone for help with avoiding surprise bills in the ER or before surgery and/or hospitalization.


Are you getting  surprise medical bills?

Do you know how to guard against surprise or balanced billing?


The state of Maryland has been innovative in addressing its health care costs. 


When medical debt collectors  decide who gets arrested ...


Dealing with hospital bills or balanced billing issues? 


New to Medicare or have questions? 


Healthcare premiums are still steadily rising and have become unaffordable for the millions of Americans who don't qualify for Obamacare subsidies. 


Thinking of spending huge amounts on weight-loss surgery?


"Is It Time To Acknowledge That Obamacare Is Collapsing?"


The Science of Immunotherapy, read it here and here


The individual marketplace for health insurance continues to experience premium rate hikes, with 2017 projected to have the highest increases since implementation of the PPACA began. Read the rate increase proposals for some insurers here. 


"We don't take Obamacare"; what many self-employed business owners and others who purchase health insurance in the individual marketplace hear almost all the time now, when they call providers to make appointments. 


A must-read article concerning dental x-rays. 


Great news for kids with cavities going to the dentist's office. 


Childhood obesity is on the rise. Read more here.


The debate on toxic chemicals and how they affects us and our environment continues with this article.

Want an idea of how much premiums will be under Obamacare? Take a look at this 
AP News report.

California's rates for the new state-run medical exchange are in and while the plans are not as expensive as most experts thought they would be, there aren't as many doctors and hospitals included in the exchange as at now. Take a look at the article in the 
Los Angeles Times.

"The U.S. Department of Labor on May 8 released 
guidance regarding the employer notification about new coverage options through the health insurance exchange (also known as the health insurance marketplace). The guidance includes model notices for employers that provide a health plan and for those that don’t, and a new deadline for distributing the notice to current and new employees."

We realize all this can be quite confusing to employees so as always, you can contact us with any questions concerning the Affordable Care Act and how it affects you as an employee or consumer. 

Are you spending too much on your prescription for generic Lipitor and other drugs? This 
article reports on how people are saving on their meds through Costco pharmacy.

Looking to successfully lose weight? Here's what some experts have to say in this

Wondering about the high cost of medical bills? This article in
Time Magazine explains what's going on and why?

The U.S. Dept. of Treasury released a bulletin two days ago on the individual shared responsibility under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). "Starting in 2014, the individual shared responsibility provision calls for each individual to have basic health insurance coverage (known as 
minimum essential coverage), qualify for an exemption, or make a shared responsibility payment when filing a federal income tax return.  Individuals will not have to make a payment if coverage is unaffordable, if they spend less than three consecutive months without coverage, or if they qualify for an exemption for several other reasons, including hardship and religious beliefs." Read about it via this LINK.

Have you been wondering why it's so difficult finding a good primary care doctor in your area? Read about the problem 

On Jan. 2, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published a proposed rule pursuant to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) regarding employer shared responsibility for health insurance coverage. The proposed rule is now subject to public comment. The requirements of the 
proposed rule would affect “applicable large employers,” defined as employers that employed an average of at least 50 full-time employees on business days during the previous calendar year.

Are you a drinker of grapefruit juice? If you take any medications, do read
this. This juice doesn't react well with some drugs.

The Affordable Care Act's mandate to extend health insurance to all Americans will stretch the limits of care due to a shortage of doctors, especially primary care physicians, in the U.S. This 
article looks at ways in which other health care professionals can be used to fill gaps in health care.

Do you live in a state that has rejected the Affordable Care Act's mandate to set up a medical exchange for residents to purchase health insurance starting in January 2014? Even if your state has chosen not to comply with the Federal law, residents will still have access to federally facilitated exchanges to purchase from. Call us, we can help.

Do you take generic Lipitor? You need to read this
important warning.

Here's the latest news on how the Affordable Care Act's implementations are being sorted through by different states in readiness (or not) for January 2014. Use this

Are you on Medicare? This 
article is a must-read.

Having problems  finding an adequate prescription drug plan with Medicare Part D?
Read how this lady found a way.

Do you or members of your family get prescribed antibiotics? You need to be aware of
side effects in taking some of these medications. Read and share with others.

Ever thought about all the toxins your home might have? Take a
look at this.

Are you severely asthmatic? A new and expensive treatment called 
'bronchial thermoplasty' seems to lead to remarkable results for those who've undergone the operation.

According to an article in the Health/Science section of the 
New York Times, contraindications in taking some diabetic drugs may include vision loss. It is imperative that diabetics see an optometrist or an ophthalmologist at least once a year, preferably twice, for a comprehensive eye exam. A Humana vision care plan starting at $16 a month and with many other value-added benefits can help stave macular degeneration. 

Did you know that starting in January 2014, regardless of any pre-existing conditions, major medical will no longer be able to decline you for any health reason? States will be mandated to set up medical exchanges for their residents to purchase health insurance plans.

Not sure how the Supreme Court's ruling on 'ObamaCare' affects your pre-existing medical conditions? Call us for clarification. We can still get you health insurance, even with declines by major medical carriers right now. 

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act
In a decision announced today, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional. A federal law passed in 2010, the Affordable Care Act establishes new standards for insurance coverage. It includes provisions that take effect between March 23, 2010 and 2018.
We will update you as key Affordable Care Act implementation efforts occur and milestones are reached. In the meantime, please contact us at 469-296-8611, if you have questions or require additional information.