Health Cost

Are You Equipped for the New Normal in Healthcare?

Are You Equipped for the New Normal in Healthcare?

The new normal is emerging with the passing of each wave of Covid-19 spikes. This new scenario is one where employers are having difficulty finding employees, high rates of employee and administrative burnout, and maintaining health care practices are becoming more...

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CONNECTING LGBTQ+ INDIVIDUALS WITH INCLUSIVE HEALTH BENEFITS: PART 3

CONNECTING LGBTQ+ INDIVIDUALS WITH INCLUSIVE HEALTH BENEFITS: PART 3

Part 1 of this series discussed the cost and discriminatory issues members of the LGBTQ+ community face when trying to seek healthcare services. Part 2 provided an overview of how American Exchange helps members of the LGBTQ+ community find the right Federal...

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CONNECTING LGBTQ+ INDIVIDUALS WITH INCLUSIVE HEALTH BENEFITS: PART 1

CONNECTING LGBTQ+ INDIVIDUALS WITH INCLUSIVE HEALTH BENEFITS: PART 1

More than 30% of LGBTQ+ Americans faced discrimination of some kind in the past year, including more than 60% of transgender individuals, according to a survey of 1,528 self-identified LGBTQ adults aged 18 and older conducted between June 9-30, 2020 by the Center for...

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Biden’s Proposed 2022 Budget Would Strengthen Healthcare Programs

Biden’s Proposed 2022 Budget Would Strengthen Healthcare Programs

Healthcare is a major focus of President Biden’s proposed $6 trillion budget for Fiscal Year 2022. The funding request includes a 23.4% increase in the Department of Health and Human Services’ budget, raising it to 133.7 billion. Numerous other agencies and programs...

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SEP Navigators Support Affordable Access to Care in Medicaid Restricted Markets

SEP Navigators Support Affordable Access to Care in Medicaid Restricted Markets

There has been a substantial increase in the number of individuals signing up for health insurance when compared to the previous years.  Over 528,000 Americans signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act from the start of the 2021 Special...

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HIV Cases Among Intravenous Drug Users Increase During COVID Epidemic: Part 1

HIV Cases Among Intravenous Drug Users Increase During COVID Epidemic: Part 1

The CDC estimated that at the end of 2018, 1.2 million Americans were living with HIV; 186,500 of those cases were a result of intravenous drug use (HIV Surveillance Report, 2020). This is a growing trend, as 2,492 newly diagnosed HIV cases were reported among people...

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2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Questions Answered

2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Questions Answered

Am I Eligible to Receive the Vaccine? Right now, more than half of the U.S. population (150 million) are eligible to be vaccinated, but ultimately it is each state that makes the final decision about who goes first. The first to qualify to receive the vaccines were...

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Sign Up for Health Insurance February 15 – May 15, 2021

Sign Up for Health Insurance February 15 – May 15, 2021

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Special Open Enrollment Period will allow new enrollments and/or changes from existing health plans If you don’t have health insurance you may be eligible to enroll in an Affordable Care Act (ACA) plan during the 2021 Special Open...

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Making Your CBO More Financially Viable

Making Your CBO More Financially Viable

Community-based organizations are struggling to meet the growing demand for services because of the economic fall-out from COVID-19. And it looks like things are going to get worse before they get better. The number of COVID-19 cases is rising across the country and...

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Expanding the Use of Nurse Practitioners in Illinois and Other States

Expanding the Use of Nurse Practitioners in Illinois and Other States

What is the problem? Since the onset of Covid-19, there has been a shortage of primary care physicians nationally.  Keeping consumers healthy is extremely important and that means maintaining primary care.  Over the years, studies have shown that maintaining...

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