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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
55 doctors shared insights

Affordable Care Act (Overview)

The Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare" is a US Federal Law that reforms health insurance and provides a path for almost all people in the US to be able to purchase health insurance coverage.


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Could affordable care act require vaccinations?

Could affordable care act require vaccinations?

No: An insurance policy cannot force you to have a particular therapy. However, the doctors in these plans are evaluated on how well they follow guidelines for great patient care, such as do they vaccinate their patients. So this encourages doctors to encourage you to get appropriate vaccines. It's just good medicine and the plans are trying to get you the best health care, including preventive care! ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
55 doctors shared insights

Affordable Care Act (Overview)

The Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare" is a US Federal Law that reforms health insurance and provides a path for almost all people in the US to be able to purchase health insurance coverage.


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Giving Palliative Care (Checklist)

Make a list of medicines and times to give them
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Keep number for doctors and other caregivers (for example hospice agency) handy
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How are preventive care services covered under the new health care reform law?

How are preventive care services covered under the new health care reform law?

Access for all: Unfortunately, our focus in the us is on treatment rather than prevention. However, accountable care organizations are designed to care for populations of patients rather than just hospital care. Therefore, it will be in everyone's best interest to keep people well and out of the hospital. Probably the most important part of the affordable care act is the provision for healthcare for all. ...Read more

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Is obama care good health insurance?

Is obama care good health insurance?

Apples/Oranges: Obama care (affordable care act) is a legislative initiative to make private insurance available to more people. If you go to healthcare.Gov you will find several specific plans to choose between, some of which may be appropriate for you depending on needs and cost. You could think of it as obama care giving you more insurance options but whether or not they are 'good' depends on your situation. ...Read more

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Improving Personal Care (Checklist)

Brush teeth twice a day and floss once a day
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Exercise by walking, swimming, or biking
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Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables
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Do some form of meditation to decrease stress
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How will the affordable care act affect you doctors?

How will the affordable care act affect you doctors?

I don't think anyone: Knows yet how it will impact on doctors. I am hoping it will help provide mental health care for high risk young men who do not have insurance after age 18 who are angry and at times become dangerous. ...Read more

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Does managed care insurance cover health screenings and preventive care for expats?

Does managed care insurance cover health screenings and preventive care for expats?

Depends: Coverage of these services and the extent to which these services are covered are all dependent on the type of plan. Many plans do cover for those type of services. ...Read more

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Can dentists provide urgent care?

Can dentists provide urgent care?

Absolutely: Just like any other medical specialty, there are emergent situations in dental field. Common examples are severe dental pain, maxillary-facial trauma, severe infection, etc. Most dental offices have emergency hotlines and oncall doctors. However, if it is a life theratening situation or severe infection beyond toothache, you should go to hospital based dental clinic or an oral surgeron office. ...Read more

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Are health care providers required by law to charge the copay?

Are health care providers required by law to charge the copay?

Insurance co-pays: I cannot know about every state and every insurance company, but to the best of my knowledge yes. And why wouldn't they even if they were not required? Health care providers who participate in these plans are generally receiving less than their normal private fees anyway. ...Read more

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What services does home health care provide?

What services does home health care provide?

Home Health Care: House chores r not covered. Home health care is not covered by insurances unless pt. Came just out of the hospital, and usually has a limited number of days. With the breakup of the family ( families living far from another), families with less children, and women working, no one can take care of sick elderly. Then... Need an assisted living facility or nursing home or home help paid by pt ...Read more

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What all services does home-based healthcare assistance cover?

What all services does home-based healthcare assistance cover?

Very little, but...: The key to good health is to remove the fear, the anonymity, the loneliness, the isolation inherent in the settings one is in: most hospitals, most assisted living home, most nursing homes, most group homes, many doctor centers. The demise of the family unit and all the things inherent in that, are all on the rise. Home is where the heart is; we've lost our way. Can we find our metaphorical home? ...Read more

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How can health care deductible work?

How can health care deductible work?

You are responsible: to pay the amount of your deductible out of pocket each year before your insurance company will pay anything. If you have a $2000,00 deductible you are responsible to pay the first $2000.00 dollar of your medical bills before your insurance will start paying anything. ...Read more

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Do health insurers often exclude maternity care from insurance plans?

Do health insurers often exclude maternity care from insurance plans?

Not often: This has generally been legislated out of most plans although it was common in the past. Many plans, however, have time limitations so no coverage for many conditions including pregnancy for a period of 4-8 months after signing up to prevent people with no insurance or competing insurance from jumping into a new plan while already having a condition. ...Read more

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How should I choose a health insurance plan in the marketplace once the affordable care act kicks in?

How should I choose a health insurance plan in the marketplace once the affordable care act kicks in?

Very Difficult. Find: a Dave Ramsey ELP who specializes in insurance. Yet also be aware that insurance, on average, ?es all costs & ?es quality. Why? Because people no longer pay attention to quality for money paid, sellers are rewarded for selling more expensive services which take less of their time (regardless efficacy) & sellers must fight lots of red-tape for ?ing payments & hire more billers (?es their costs). ...Read more

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Are emergency room visits always covered under health insurance plans?

Are emergency room visits always covered under health insurance plans?

Not always.: There are many different insurance plans out there with different charges and copays for er visits. How much you will have to pay all depends on your own plan. Sometimes the easiest way to find out is to directly call and ask your insurance provider. ...Read more

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Do senior citizens have to pay more or less for the affordable care act?

No: They will enter in to equal distribution system. This may affect their previlages in long run. Socialised health care for all to be precise....Join the bigger pool. ...Read more

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Does medicaid pay for family planning services?

Does medicaid pay for family planning services?

Medicaid: Medicaid will pay for birth contro pills , iuds, implanon, shots, and when you are ready, sterilization for women. ...Read more

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Is critical care cost covered by medicare?

Is critical care cost covered by medicare?

Yes: Generally there is coverage for critical care if you have medicare. Payment is linked to diagnoses and is fixed, so it doesn't cover all charges. However, patient's are only responsible for their deductibles. ...Read more

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Will insurance or government programs cover long-term care?

Will insurance or government programs cover long-term care?

See below: State sponsored medicaid will cover the long term care if you apply with specific qualification. Medicare will not covered unless if you are on medicare part a subacute rehabilitation. Private insurance and long term care insurance are covered. Please ask admission coordinator to assist your financial needs. ...Read more