Obama pitches health care on 'Between Two Ferns'

Obama pitches health care on 'Between Two Ferns'
President Obama will go to a lot of new media places to sell his health care plan. Obama appeared Tuesday on a taped edition of "Between Two Ferns," a parody talk show on the "Funny Or Die" website hosted by comedian/actor Zach Galifianakis. "I have to …
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MNsure meets its enrollment goal, with some caveats
They'll have about two extra weeks to finish enrolling if they've had technical trouble, USA Today reports. The deadline is important because many consumers who don't sign up for health coverage by then could have to pay a tax penalty of $ 95, or 1 …
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Companies must pay taxes on severance payments: US high court
The dispute centered on whether severance paid to involuntarily terminated workers was taxable under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act tax, or FICA, which helps pay for Social Security pensions and Medicare health insurance for the aged. FICA tax …
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Malcolm Gladwell On American Health Care: An Interview

Malcolm Gladwell On American Health Care: An Interview
Malcolm Gladwell hasn't written much about American health care. But that doesn't mean he hasn't been thinking about it. And it sure hasn't stopped many of his powerful ideas like “tipping point,” “outlier” and “blink” from gaining entry into the …
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New health marketplaces signing up few uninsured, polling indicates
WASHINGTON • The new health insurance marketplaces appear to be making little headway in signing up Americans who lack insurance, the Affordable Care Act's central goal, according to a pair of new surveys. Only one in 10 uninsured people who qualify …
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Missouri health advocates launch enrollment drive
JEFFERSON CITY • With Missouri apparently lagging behind in health insurance sign-ups, advocates are launching a concerted push this weekend to enroll people through a federally run insurance website before an impending deadline. About 40 insurance …
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Opening Very Soon: Brightwater Senior Living of Highland – The Inland Empire’s Newest Retirement, Assisted Living, and Memory Care Community

Highland, CA (PRWEB) January 12, 2014

The future residents and staff of the anticipated Brightwater Senior Living of Highland are eager for construction to finish. Construction is projected to be completed by end of February. Many future residents have placed their homes on the market, selected their suite, and have already started packing. Real estate agents have been busy, and local homes are already receiving offers. The economy has picked up in the Highland area.

Future staff are also calling daily eager to interview and begin their new Brightwater career. Approximately 70 new employment positions such as management, nursing, dining services, activities, resident assistants, housekeepers, and more will be created for the Highland area. There has been an overwhelming response to this boost in the economy, and an equal response to new services available for seniors.

Brightwater Senior Living of Highland is a carefree retirement living lifestyle, located in the hills of East Highland overlooking the scenic valley. The communitys resort-style design provides unparalleled social and cultural opportunities, signature dining, and a beautiful place to call home. The hallmark of Brightwater is providing impeccable service in an atmosphere of casual elegance. Brightwater is the newest retirement community in the much needed Inland Empire.

Brightwater will have 99 studio, one, and two-bedroom suites offering privacy and independence in a variety of floor plans. Brightwater offers three delicious, chef-prepared meals a day; weekly housekeeping service; weekly linen service; paid utilities except telephone; suite maintenance; and scheduled local transportation on our comfortable motor coach for shopping and appointments. Brightwater residents enjoy onsite access to The Bistro, Spa W, the Orange Blossom Theater, Library/Tech Center, the Coffee Stop, Fitness Center, Chapel, and Dining Room. No leases or buy-in fees are required.

As an added amenity, those who wish to take advantage of health services in the privacy of their own suite may visit with the Resident Care Manager to arrange service options. Licensed nurses and health services staff are onsite 24-hours a day. Additionally, the community provides The Arbor, a secured memory care community, which caters to residents who have memory loss. The Arbor boasts of its own dining room, courtyard, social areas and private entrance.

The Reservation Waitlist has begun. Deposits are fully refundable. Suites are chosen in the order deposits are received. If you would like to be on our Reservation Waitlist, please call Jennifer Lee, Executive Director at (909) 742-2353. Ask about the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance benefits, and possible long-term care insurance benefit, and Charter Member benefits. Start enjoying the carefree resort-style living in casual elegance today.

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Changes in Health Care Leads to Questions Regarding Other Services, Highlights A Special Needs Plan

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) December 17, 2013

The new Affordable Care Act is bringing many changes to the manner in which health care is delivered in our country. In an effort to continue to reduce costs, state governments, are also in the midst of changing the delivery of Medicaid services for those with Special Needs. Managed Care is becoming the preferred method of delivering Medicaid services. Several states, including Michigan, Vermont, and North Carolina, have moved to the managed care model for providing long term care services for those with I/DD. The hope of Managed Care is reducing cost. The savings is expected to come from increased employment opportunities, and a better coordination of medical and mental health care, which will result in fewer hospitalizations and reduced medical costs.

Kansas is the first state to relinquish their Managed Care system to three National For-Profit Insurance companies, who have never run a statewide system. The concern of families, regarding Managed Care, especially when run by For-Profit companies, is that the bottom line will become more important than the life care needs of the individual, states Ryan Platt, Founder of A Special Needs Plan. Many families ask us, What will happen if my childs services are cut? My answer to them is as a family you need to build that possibility into your plan, and have a pre-thought out strategy that can go into action if that event does take place.

Ryan Platt continues, The risk of the government benefits system, the Medicaid system, changing is one that needs to be taken very seriously. Our state and federal governments have obvious fiscal challenges, and they are always searching for ways to reduce their costs. It is not clear as to how managed care will impact that desire for cost reduction or if the cost reduction goal will impact services for individuals with special needs; however, it is clear that families need to build contingencies into their planning so their childs life is not turned upside down in the event of a reduction of services.

Kansas families echo Ryan Platts sentiments as they face the shift of their managed care system to nationally based companies. One Mom states, At my age, Id like to think my son has something stable, something that will protect him if Im not here, she said. Boy, I dont feel that way at all.1 Siblings have similar concerns, Right now, my brother is in a pretty safe place. Im not sure what the futures going to hold, said Zyskowski, 67. There is a fear among older caretakers like me that if this thing with KanCare goes wrong, whats going to happen? He could outlive me, and whats in place for him?

Kansas is certainly in the eye of every states Health and Human Services department, because if this shift works in Kansas, we are most likely going to see it sweep across the country even faster than it is currently.

More about A Special Needs Plan:

A Special Needs Plan is a special needs planning firm founded in the belief of L.I.F.E. Lasting Independence For Everyone. They are an advisory firm with a mission of helping more than a million families secure that Independence throughout their childs life.

To learn more, visit aspecialneedsplan.com or http://www.specialneedsknowledge.org.


Three Lies and the Ugly Truth About GOP Health Care Obstruction

Three Lies and the Ugly Truth About GOP Health Care Obstruction
When dozens of Republican-led legislatures refused to set up health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, Republicans claimed to be curtailing federal power. But in reality, they were expanding it, because the ACA requires Washington to …
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Obama pitches health care exchanges in Calif. visit
WASHINGTON — President Obama on Friday highlighted a concentrated, localized strategy to encourage young Americans to enroll in the new health care exchanges. "Competition and choice are pushing down costs in the individual market, just like the law …
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Gov. Rick Snyder signs bills related to Bridge Card use, health care, election
Health claims tax: Senate Bill 335 continues a 1 percent tax on health insurance claims that helps pay for medical insurance for low-income residents in the Medicaid program. The tax was set to expire on Jan. 1, 2014, but now it will be in place until Jan.
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Qatar's National Health Insurance Company Names Aetna as Key Player in
DOHA, Qatar–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Aetna (NYSE: AET), a leading global diversified health care solutions company, has been appointed by the National Health Insurance Company (NHIC) of Qatar to support development of its capabilities for disease …
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Governments may push workers out of employer health care and into health

Governments may push workers out of employer health care and into health
OLYMPIA, Wash. — In a quest to save money, political leaders in Washington state are exploring a proposal that would shift some government workers out of their current health plans and onto the insurance exchange developed under President Barack …
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Okla. study recommends consumer-driven health plan
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — As lawmakers in the state of Washington consider moving some part-time government workers out of a state-sponsored health plan and into an insurance exchange developed under the nation's new health care overhaul law, …
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Political squabble threatens bid to reopen health plan for people with medical
Caught in the middle are the so-called uninsurables, people like Susan Zurface, a small-town lawyer from Ohio with a recent diagnosis of leukemia, no health insurance and medical bills piling up. The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan was designed …
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California Body Care supports Our Community House of Hope (OCHH)

Thousand Oaks, CA (PRWEB) March 29, 2013

California Body Care (CBC), a leading provider of holistic skin care products, has become a fundraising partner for Our Community House of Hope (OCHH) in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

The mission of OCHH is to offer end-of-life care to terminally ill people who have no financial resources in both Ventura County and northwest Los Angeles County. CBC plans to donate products to the organization, which can then either be sold or given away as door prizes or other fundraising incentives.

According to data from the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, the number of patients entering California hospice care increased 22.1 percent between 2006 and 2011. Medicare and Medi-Cal often pay for hospice care as does some employer benefits plans. However, for patients without resources who do not qualify for these programs, end-of-life care can be unaffordable.

Hospice programs provide drugs, medical equipment and medical supplies related to end-of-life care. Additionally, hospice provides RN care, social worker visits, chaplain services and home health aid. Patients who are often in pain receive palliative care that allows them to spend their last days with dignity, while families receive support to help them cope with the terminal illness and death of a loved one.

OCHH operates a “House of Hope” as well as delivering resources for hospice education. The House of Hope is a four-bedroom home in Thousand Oaks that provides care to adult patients with less than three months to live. Educational programs focus on university students, health care professionals and community groups, and they are designed to teach about compassionate possibilities for end-of-life care. Some OCHH educational programs deliver continuing education credits for health care providers.

For the first anniversary of their first house, OCHH assembled a wine and food pairing event as a fundraiser. The organization hoped to raise $ 30,000 from the event. In addition to this and other fundraising opportunities, OCHH benefits entirely from private donations like those from CBC.

About California Body Care

California Body Care (CBC) markets skin care products containing phytonutrients from botanical ingredients. Through technologies like liposomes, emulsions, encapsulations, microsponges and microspheres, CBC offers only the highest quality skin care products at direct-to-consumer prices.


Paul Hanson, CBC – 805-529-7597