A True Tale of Canadian Health Care: Why some patients need to go to the U.S. for surgery

A True Tale of Canadian Health Care: Why some patients need to go to the U.S. for surgery

Many advocates of health-care reform are admirers of Canada’s state-run, no-opt-out, single-payer system. Indeed, in 2003, President Barack Obama voiced enth…

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How the new health care law impacts individual plans

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Veterans health care: a system worth saving or privatizing?

Veterans health care: a system worth saving or privatizing?
Most private care is run on a fee-for-service basis, though, where health care providers have an incentive to do more care rather than less. VA doctors are salaried. A Rand Corp. study a decade ago found the VA system was significantly less expensive.
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A Labor Union Prepares To Strike, As Obamacare Ups Health Insurance Costs
What are the strategies that large employers want to use to rein in costs? 36 percent are seriously considering a defined contribution strategy, such as giving workers a fixed-dollar sum to shop for coverage on a privately-sponsored health insurance …
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Understanding Long-Term Health Care

Understanding Long-Term Health Care
Chris Orestis, nationally known senior health-care advocate, expert, and author is CEO of Life Care Funding, (www.lifecarefunding.com), which created the model for converting life insurance policies into protected Long-Term Care Benefit funds. His …
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Medicare benefits workshop planned
More than 36,400 residents in Crook, Deschutes, & Jefferson Counties are currently eligible for or enrolled in Medicare, with close to an additional 4,000 residents estimated to be turning 65 years of age in 2014. On June 4th and 5th, the state Senior …
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Mother's Day: The Trials And Tribulations Of Being A Lesbian Stay-At-Home Mom
“There are whole sets of things lesbian couples have to think about that heterosexual couples take for granted,” Lee Badgett, an economics professor and senior scholar at the Williams Institute, told International Business Times. Kent and Lisa (who …
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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.

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