GOP hopeful Scott Walker offers health plan with tax credits

GOP hopeful Scott Walker offers health plan with tax credits
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker's plan for replacing President Barack Obama's health care law would extend refundable tax credits to help pay for private health insurance based on age instead of income, restructure …
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Untangling The Many Deductibles Of Health Insurance
Your plan's hospital deductible won't affect how much you pay for the visit to the specialist, whether or not his office is affiliated with the hospital, says Richard Gundling, vice president at the Healthcare Financial Management Association, a …
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Obamacare Safety Net Catching People Who Lose Health Insurance
As of March 31, 10.2 million people were fully enrolled into health insurance plans purchased via an exchange, the Department of Health and Human Services reported in June. Sign-ups on federal exchanges totaled 7.5 million, and the remainder were on …
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Chiropractor in Sugar Land Offers Complimentary Consultation and Exam for a Limited Time

Sugar Land, Texas (PRWEB) August 30, 2014

Sugar Land Health Center, a local chiropractic center, has released an offer to the residents of Sugar Land and surrounding towns. Treating patients with migraine headaches, neck pain, lower back pain, sciatica, tingling and numbness, fibromyalgia, dizziness, digestive issues, herniated or bulging discs, and carpal tunnel are just a few services provided at Chiropractor Sugar Land. Conveniently located in the heart of Sugar Land, Texas (considered the healthiest city in Texas), Dr. Steve Harris and his dedicated staff of professionals have treated over 11,000 patients, from infants to the elderly, suffering from a wide variety of conditions.

Chiropractic care can help reduce or eliminate the stress on nerves, allowing the body systems to function properly again. Any trauma, pain or injury should be checked out by a competent and skilled chiropractor that recognizes the smallest signs and symptoms that something is out of place. While the typical health care approach involves treating the symptom that is bothering the patient, Dr. Steve Harris takes a whole-body (holistic) approach with his patients. Whether someone is suffering from a minor injury to the knee, or has been dealing with a chronic illness for years, he treats the entire body to ensure that all functions are properly rehabilitated after such an injury or condition.

How does he do this? He offers specific, individualized chiropractic techniques and exercises, tailored nutritional counseling based on chiropractic care, patient education not just limited to the patient but the entire family, including small children, and personalized full-body care, as well as accelerated weight loss programs and counseling. In this way, he can truly change the condition of the patient from one of illness and injury to one of health and wellness.

Sugar Land Health wants to make their unique approach to health care accessible to all residents of Sugar Land. Dr. Harris doesn’t want cost to be a factor preventing locals from experiencing this new approach to health care. For a limited time, the office in Sugar Land is offering a free consultation and exam to all new patients, which is a huge savings. With this special offer, Dr. Harris intends to make chiropractic treatment more accessible to the local residents of Sugar Land.

To see if chiropractic is the right option, go to or call 281-968-5314 today. Its never too late to start the journey to health and wellness. There is no friendlier or more professional experience. Try Chiropractor Sugar Land, where the focus is not on the site of pain, but on the entire body.

For more info:

Sugar Land Health Center – Chiropractor

Hwy 6 S Houston, TX 77077

(281) 980-1050

Van Uden Center Now Offers Hydrocolontherapy

Corona, NY (PRWEB) April 16, 2014

Van Uden Center is proud to announce that they are now offering hydrocolontherapy at their facility. This treatment uses water to clean and detoxify the colon, removing toxins, improving digestion and relieving the entire body.

Hydrocolontherapy is a perfect complement to any program of weight loss, and patients can lose up to seven pounds in the first session. The treatment has many other benefits, including improving vascular and lymphatic circulation, stabilizing bowel functions, removing gas and improving digestive functions.

Hydrocolontherapy is also very useful in the removal of toxins such as anesthetics, antibiotics, drugs, alcohol and cigarettes and can be a great tool in rehabilitation programs. The treatment is also ideal before any cosmetic procedures, including both facial and body treatments.

Over time, toxins can adhere to the inner wall of the colon and cause auto-intoxication. Symptoms of auto-intoxication can include indigestion, constipation, hemorrhoids, migraines, ulcers and more. Hydrocolontherapy eliminates the toxins that cause auto-intoxication and leads to a healthier digestive system.

For more information about hydrocolontherapy, contact the Van Uden Center today by calling 1-800-734-0709 or visiting their website.

Van Uden Center, located in New York City, combines the talents of Dr. Alfonso Van Uden and a team of professionals who specialize in the field of alternative medicine. With more than 25 years of experience, Van Uden Center is committed to providing their patients with the highest quality care. Their comfortable environment is designed to put all their patients at ease. The mission of Van Uden Center is to bring preventative and restorative lifelong health solutions to the whole body. They believe in providing essentials for a healthy body, both on the inside and the outside, using natural methods that are chemical-free and allowing the patient to take responsibility for their health. For more information, visit their website at or call 1-800-734-0709.

U.S. Senate Candidate Ken Cope Offers Bold Tax Plan That Eliminates IRS

Midlothian, TX (PRWEB) January 28, 2014

U.S. Senate candidate Ken Cope today unveiled a tax plan that would replace individual income taxes with a nationwide sales tax, encourage job-creating business growth, and eliminate the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Cope, who is seeking to unseat current Senator John Cornyn in the March 4 Republican primary, calls it his “503 Plan” because:

5 – It would replace federal income taxes with a 5 percent national sales tax on all goods except food and medical.

0 – It would exempt all small businesses with gross revenue below $ 2 million from federal corporate taxes.

3 – It would levy a 3 percent corporate tax on the gross revenues over $ 2 million of all companies in the U.S.

“The Ken Cope 503 IRS Elimination Plan is designed to relieve all individual Americans and companies from the burden of federal income tax compliance,” Cope said.

“Companies spend millions of dollars trying to comply with IRS rules and regulations and looking for tax loopholes,” Cope noted. “With my 503 Plan, that money can go to more productive uses. And I’m pretty sure most Americans would love to see the elimination of the IRS. Especially if they’re conservatives and they have been, or fear they will be, a target of the IRS.”

Cope said tax reform through his 503 Plan would be his top priority once elected, because it also effectively forces the repeal of Obamacare. Without the IRS, Cope explained, Obamacare is unenforceable and non-functional.

Replacement of Obamacare with a combination of a free market-based approach to health insurance and an easy-to-administer tax system would unleash American business, Cope said, predicting, “This could usher in an era of growth similar to what Ronald Reagan presided over in the 1980s.”

A retired Army Lieutenant Colonel who worked in the aerospace industry for nearly three decades, Cope is seeking public office for the first time. He says the leadership experience that served him so well in business will be a refreshing contrast from the incumbent Senator.

If elected, Cope has pledged to serve no more than two terms in Congress. He also vows not to accept any re-election campaign donations until 18 months before the next election, and encourages other candidates to make that pledge in order to minimize the influence of money in national politics.

Information about the campaign and Cope’s positions on the issues confronting Texans and all of America can be found at the campaign website,, and the Facebook page, Cope is also on Twitter at @CopeTexas.

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United Benefit Advisors Offers Employee Guide to Understanding PPACA

Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) June 06, 2013

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is complicated, and understanding an employees responsibility to purchase coverage under the new law (the individual mandate), is no exception. Today, United Benefit Advisors (UBA) releases a guide to help employers educate their employees on the law and navigate the options available to them, particularly in regard to health insurance exchanges. Since employee options are based on employer plan design, UBAs guide includes a general overview and two different supplements based on whether or not the employer will offer minimum essential coverage.

The Employee Guide overview defines health care reform, the intent of PPACA, employee requirements, penalties and obligations, and takes a closer look at the advantages and disadvantages of choosing a health insurance exchange over an employer sponsored plan.

Employee eligibility for tax credits through the exchanges is dependent on the employer’s decisions about plan design. UBA offers two supplements (A and B) to address whether the coverage provided by the employer will satisfy the “minimum essential” requirement and to begin to educate on how the plan and the exchange will interact.

Supplement A is for those whose employer expects to offer affordable, minimum value coverage, but may choose to enroll in the exchange instead and thus forgo their eligibility for tax credits/premium subsidies.

Supplement B is for those whose employer expects to offer coverage that does not meet affordability or minimum value, so eligibility for tax credits/premium subsidies (and reduced cost sharing) thus becomes an area of interest.

We recognize there are many situations that this guide and supplements do not cover, says Thom Mangan, CEO of UBA. However, most employers should be able to mix and match the information to address most situations. Of course, working with a knowledgeable UBA Partner is always recommended for the best and most accurate information in every unique situation.

The PPACA Employee Guide is available at

UBAs PPACA Resource Center includes up-to-date information on a number of elements, including: Counting Employees, Exchange eligibility/IRS Non-calendar-year plans, Wellness Proposed Rules, FSA and SBC Highlights, W-2 Reporting Requirements, Medicare Withholding Summary, Essential Benefits/Actuarial Value and more.

The resource center can be found on UBAs website. In addition to the PPACA Resource Center, UBA provides customized benchmarking data to help businesses compare their employee health benefits to competitors, and potentially find savings through plan design. UBAs 2012 Health Plan Survey, the largest in the nation with nearly 12,000 employers participating, along with the collective wisdom of its 140 industry-leading partner firms, helps business owners and human resource executives make informed decisions that directly impact the bottom line by controlling the upward spiral of health care costs.

About United Benefit Advisors

United Benefit Advisors is the nations leading independent employee benefits organization with more than 200 offices throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Visit


Carina Sammartino

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Online Insurance Marketplace offers tips for treating hypoglycemia at an old age!

(PRWEB) March 08, 2013

Online Insurance Marketplace has announced causes and treatment for hypoglycemia during old age!

The online tips explained in the blog present the main factors that cause hypoglycemia, symptoms and the blood sugar regulation process of the body. People can prevent hypoglycemia by resorting to appropriate eating habits and a diet composed of complex carbohydrates, as well as by avoiding excessive alcohol consumption. For diabetics who may experience a hypoglycemic attack they should immediately take 2 to 3 glucose tablets, some mild sweets or drink some refreshments. They need to make sure to always have enough sugar at their disposal in the event of such crisis.

Russell Rabichev, Marketing Director of Internet Marketing Company states, “Considering the fact that hypoglycemia occurs more frequently in seniors or those suffering from diabetes, we are so thrilled to be able to provide useful tips in order to successfully treat it.”

Online Insurance Marketplace is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. It is unique in that this website does not simply stick to one kind of insurance carrier, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. This way, clients have offers from multiple carriers all in one place, this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc.

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Bachmann-Zeitlin Insurance Agency Offers The Best Customized Life Insurance Solutions

Philadelphia (PRWEB) August 01, 2012

Bachmann-Zeitlin Insurance Agency provides a wide range of insurance services such as auto, life, home, flood, renter, and other insurance plans. They are known as the most reputable and reliable company in Philadelphia for life insurance and car insurance. With a devoted and hard working professional staff, Bachmann-Zeitlin Insurance Agency has earned the respect of their clients as well as the local community in Philadelphia. The agency has now come up with customized life insurance solutions.

Spokesperson of Bachmann-Zeitlin Insurance Agency recently stated, Our team here is full of experienced, knowledgeable insurance agents who understand that the most important person when it comes to auto insurance in PA and life insurance in PA are the clients. Our priorities are to meet all requirements and get them at an affordable price for car insurance in Philadelphia. So by having a relationship allows us to better understand our customers, therefore we can recommend the most appropriate coverage.

The biggest advantage of Bachmann-Zeitlin Insurance Agency is that client’s will not have to struggle to get Philadelphia life insurance money after a loved one has passed away. Their PA life insurance offers different options including term life insurance, permanent life insurance, universal life insurance, annuities, juvenile insurance, and mortgage disability insurance. The advantage for the policy owner is “peace of mind, in knowing that death or injury will not result in financial hardship for loved ones. This will make sure that life insurance in PA and Philadelphia car insurance provides clients with the best coverage possible. Bachmann Insurance Agency aims to provide packages in a customized manner, to provide the best options tailored to ones budget.

About the company

The agency is set up as a one-stop shop for all the insurance needs. Fully licensed insurance agency that can handle all lines of property and life insurance as well as health. They have built their reputation on good and honest customer service, where clients have come to expect the kind of professional and reliable service that separates them from the rest.

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Big News For Big Loser Wannabes: Health Travel Technologies Offers Free Live Medical Webcast on New Minimally Invasive Device-Free Restrictive Gastric Plication

San Francisco CA (PRWEB) February 05, 2012

Will the gastric pleat beat the gastric band for restrictive weight loss surgery results? That’s a topic on the agenda for the Health Travel Technologies live medical webcast on Friday February 10th at 12:00p PST.

The webcast is free for patients interested in learning information about the latest minimally invasive bariatric procedure to treat obesity, the gastric plication.

According to Health Travel Technologies director of patient information services Debbie Natsch, the gastric plication webcast series was developed with the input of the worlds leading obesity surgical team, including gastroenterologist surgeons, physician nutritionists, hospital administrators and bariatric nurses.

Natsch said the webcast provides participants with detailed information about the weight loss procedure, including a review of existing patient data from various clinical studies, as well as an opportunity to have questions answered by the medical team.

In the past nine months weve had more than 1400 participants in our webcast series, said Natsch. Its a great way for patients to learn about the specifics of a surgical procedure: everything from how the surgeon determines eligibility, to expectations for weight loss and life style changes after the procedure.

The gastric plication webcast is also a great way for participants to learn how the medical exchange system works; most patients are not intimately familiar with the very high level of quality and services accessible through medical exchange programs.

The word plication means to pleat which describes the method of stomach restriction. The gastric plication involves a specialized suturing technique to restrict stomach capacity without the need for resection, implanted devices or surgical stapling.

The gastric plication weight loss surgery is performed laparoscopically, with patients hospitalized for 24-48 hours.

The gastric plication webcast is part of the weekly Patient Education Series sponsored by Health Travel Technologies, a Silicon Valley-based health information technology company specializing in cloud-based global patient referral and management applications.

According to Natsch, many surgeons find the gastric plication notable for its expected lower risk of complication compared to the more invasive gastric bypass and vertical sleeve gastrectomy procedures, while demonstrating similar weight loss outcomes.

Weve had a strong response to the gastric plication program, shared Case Director Marci Mauro. We have a robust roster of happy patients who demonstrating excellent weight loss and remission of many obesity complications, including type 2 diabetes, said Mauro.

According to statistics published by the American Diabetes Association, 26 million Americans are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, with another 79 million classified as pre-diabetic. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the US and is linked to an increased likelihood of kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, and cancer diagnosis and death.

Type 2 diabetes has also been linked to lower lifetime income and professional opportunities.

One of our own bariatric medical exchange Case Managers has had weight loss surgery with a Health Travel Technologies obesity surgical team, led by one of the worlds leading gastroenterologist surgical teams. We know first-hand that the gastric plication medical travel program is first-rate, said Mauro.

About Medical Exchange International Health Care

The American health care system is broken, Health Travel Technologies CEO Herb Stephens points out. Health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs have skyrocketed, often forcing people to defer necessary medical treatments, or hold fundraisers just to afford them.

Health Travel Technologies offers Americans form the uninsured to t the underinsured to self-insured employers – a chance to easily access affordable health care for both essential and elective procedure with some of the best medical providers in the world, said Stephens. Usually at a savings rate of fifty percent or more.

The practice of global patient medical exchange (also called medical travel, medical tourism and health travel) has become increasingly common as US health insurance costs continue to outstrip growth in workers wages.

The benefits of medical travel are being sought by self-insured US employers seeking to reduce the cost of employee health care benefits. A study by the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that the annual premium for family coverage through an employer increased 9% last year to $ 15,073.

Health care really is a global market place now, said Stephens. Its a great opportunity for Americans to make their medical dollar stretch farther, especially in a weak US economy with high employment uncertainty.

About Health Travel Technologies

Founded in 2006, Health Travel Technologies is a Silicon Valley technology and services company that licenses its award-winning cloud-based Inpatra medical collaboration platform to major international hospitals, medical travel facilitators, physician practices, and insurance networks.

Our patient referral services application platform that connects patients and doctors like never before, said Stephens.

Whether for patients traveling from Canada to Costa Rica or East Africa to India, Health Travel Technologies enables access to the worlds best medical care.

Health Travel Technologies gastric plication live medical webcast is part of an ongoing Patient Information Series for medical travel treatment programs for bariatric procedures, orthopedic and spinal surgery, stem cell treatment for chronic disease, and functional cancer therapies.

Health Travel Technologies is a subsidiary of Health Travel Guides, is a privately held company.


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