Everyone needs to be aware that buying the right health protection is very important for our health care challenges. No one is exempted, most especially pregnant women. We all know that regular check up for these women should not be over emphasis as it keeps both mother and child in the right health condition, thus, it is necessary for them to be insured. Sadly though, not all women can afford the cost of health care insurance. It is estimated that about 13 percent of pregnant women in U.S. were not cover of health insurance, which offers a very serious risk for them and their unborn babies.
With that been said, if you are pregnant and not yet insured, start shopping around now. Think of your health and your baby’s safety. Browse the internet and look for websites where you can get free instant quotes from multiple health insurance companies. Compare and look for a company that offer better coverage with a reasonable cost or if money matters to you and you only have low income, you can look for some federally funded programs which offer great healthcare coverage. There are Medicaid, for example, allows you to enroll in a health insurance plan even when you are pregnant. An additional program is CHIP. Some states have specialized programs for this purpose: investigate whether your state offers one.
Are you ready for Obamacare? On the first day of 2014, almost a year from now, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare will be implemented. That’s when the act’s two most notable provisions, mandatory coverage and the state or federally administered health-insurance exchanges, finally take effect after four years the act was signed into law and had taken a lot of controversy from then on.
Even after four years, there’s still a lot of misinformation out there about the Health care law. Many Americans contest this law and here are some of the myths about it.
Myth: Health insurance reform will NOT use your tax dollars to fund abortions.
Myth: Businesses will suffer under health reform
Myth: The Affordable Care Act will not help bring down the cost of health care
Myth: Health reform will lead to a government takeover of health care.
Myth: Employers will stop offering insurance to their workers when the law is implemented.
My two cents about the topic? For too long, too many hard working Americans paid the price for policies that handed free rein to insurance companies. President Obama’s health reform law gives hard working families the security they deserve. The Affordable Care Act holds insurance companies accountable, lowers health care costs, gives Americans more freedom and control in their health care choices and improves the quality of care. I voted for Obama and I trust that his decision will be for the better of the United States.
Lori and George Schapell live full, happy lives. George, who used to be Reba Schapell, continues to shine as a top country singer, performed in Germany, Japan and other countries all over the world, and has garnered a place in country music’s Hall of Fame. His sister, Lori, helps him out in everyday chores, such as laundry, shopping, and acting as George’s manager. Lori has always supported her brother’s decisions and cheered him on with his goals, attending every concert, and making herself “quiet and invisible”, as she says. They have guested at many talk shows and even starred in an episode of the medical drama Nip/Tuck.
Lori and George Schapell are also a pair of conjoined twins, joined at the head, and joined for life.
Cases like theirs have long been a source of discussion among medical law experts, and it continues to surprise them that, like George and Lori, there are many conjoined twins out there that continue to live full, happy lives as adults.
In other conjoined twin cases, however, the discussion is much heated. There are cases where if the twins are allowed to continue to grow conjoined, there is a very high chance that they may die. Risky operations present slim chances for survival, but decisions like these cannot be taken lightly.
There are now many forms of insurance out there. Each of them is made to cover different needs of your life, but the most important one, probably, is health care insurance. Getting sick is one thing that happens to a lot of people, it just differ on the time it occurs and the type of illness or accidents that comes to him/ her. Health insurance can help us pay any hospitalization, medical or surgical expenses.
So, where will you start? Easy! Surf the internet. It is the best place to find affordable health care insurance today. Through the internet you could easily gather basic and significant information about affordable health care insurance products. You will even find insurers having their own websites.
With these websites you can easily compare the different offer and services offer by different insurance companies. You can find one that will best suit your needs and your budget as well. It is very convenient, easy and helpful. There are even some insurance companies that offer complete online transactions on their websites. You would not need to set up an appointment and discuss everything with the insurer. Online forms, policies and the like can be reached through their websites. Even applying for and getting claims could be made through the Internet.
If you do not like any hassles, you can opt for online transactions in availing your health insurance. What I love most about online transactions is that even if you are Thai, Chinese or French, you dont need to learn Thai, Chinese or other languages because their representative is bilingual and can always entertain anyone.
The Health Care Reform Bill is a very hot topic being debated right now in the government of the United States. One aspect of the bill being heatedly contended by pro-and anti-abortion lobbyists is the provision on funding. While It does not say that abortion costs will be funded by the government, it also does not say who will foot the bill. The possibility of this becoming government funded is what anti-abortionists are lobbying against.
In some ways, the US Health Care Reform Bill is similar to the Reproductive Health Law that was currently passed in the Philippines, They are very similar in terms of having provisions regarding maternity care, hospitalization, prescriptive drugs, and well baby care.
US President Barack Obama has assured that federal funds will not be used to pay for the costs of this bill. However, he has also expressed a strong pro-choice perspective and has been supportive of women’s reproductive health rights.
America is now taking slow and steady steps toward gender equality, and this is a very good thing. The number of US states where same-sex marriages are recognized as legal are growing, as it is for the number of states where same-sex couples can tie the knot in a binding and legal way. LGBT-friendly honeymoon spots and resorts are now making their presence felt. TV spots and print ads celebrate the diverse spectrums of families, and despite backlash from a few conservative communities, progress continue to march on.
In the same light, there are also a number of LGBT-friendly health care sites that are open to the public. California is one great hub for healthcare centers that are open and accepting of any race, creed, and sexual orientation. There are also a number of HMOS that offer transgender healthcare services, as well as clinics that offer fertility services to same-sex couples looking to get pregnant and start a family.
In the last post, we talked about some points you may wish to consider with your HMO in the light of an accident. Now, let’s talk about another potential hot button with your health care – maternity.
After you and your partner have been trying for a baby for a certain amount of time, you notice some interesting changes in your body – a slightly elevated body temperature, some spotting, and an unexpected feeling of nausea. You also notice that you’re now much more sensitive to smells. Perhaps the most telling sign is you’ve missed your period. You grab a tester, follow the instructions, and confirm it – Congratulations, you’re pregnant! You can’t wait to share the wonderful news with your partner, and start thinking of how to best approach your respective parental units about this. Oh, and there will be a need to schedule appointments with your Ob-Gyn…
Hold it. Before anything else, I recommend checking your health care program. Does it include maternity consultations? If so, you’re in luck – a good number of HMOs out there will only cover as far as gynecological health is concerned, but will not cover for your obstetric consultation and procedures. Make sure to be clear about this with your health care representative so you know what move to take next.