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What does health reform do for people on Medicare?

Posted on: September 12, 2013

The new health reform law benefits people on Medicare in a number of ways. This three-minute video explains some of the ways, such as ending out-of-pocket expenses for recommended screenings, checkups and other preventive services. It features John Rother, executive ...

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The YouToons get ready for healthcare reform

Posted on: August 29, 2013

2014 is coming–are you ready for Obamacare? Join the YouToons as they walk through the basic changes in the way Americans will get health coverage and what it will cost starting in 2014, when major parts of the Affordable Care ...

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Healthcare Reform in 2014

Posted on: August 20, 2013

Jan. 1 will be more than the beginning of the new year in 2014. It will also mark the date when many key provisions of the Affordable Care Act and healthcare reform take effect. These provisions are intended to make it ...

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5 Questions to Ask When Shopping for a Health Plan

Posted on: August 7, 2013

Good health may be the most important thing anyone can possess. Good health insurance can play an important role in helping you achieve it. When selecting a health plan, there's a lot to consider. Cost is certainly one factor but it ...

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The Affordable Care Act: What’s in Place Now

Posted on: June 28, 2013

A work in progress. That's one way to think of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the health care reform legislation that was signed into law in 2010. The ACA was passed in an effort to reduce the number of Americans without health ...

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Need Health Insurance?

Posted on: June 21, 2013

Buying it might be easier and cheaper with the new insurance exchanges. Imagine shopping for health insurance the way you shop for clothes at the mall. You could see your choices, get answers to your questions, and select the health plan ...

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Jeff Schmidt Health Beat

Posted on: June 11, 2013


Eating a healthy diet, exercising and getting recommended screenings may prevent the onset of health problems such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease and actually improve your overall health. It is also important to choose a physician who understands the importance ...

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Take Steps to Achieve Wellness

Posted on: April 19, 2013

There are many benefits of regular physical activity, such as looking better and feeling better. Another benefit is improvement in your overall health.  Rising healthcare costs can be better controlled by exercising regularly and staying healthy. Do you follow a ...

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