Hemophilia Federation of America is a national nonprofit organization that assists, educates, and advocates for the bleeding disorders community.
Featured stories: Healthcare was a driving issue for many voters in the 2018 mid-term elections. The results of the 2018 election are in and we now know that the 116th Congress will be a divided Congress – a Republican Senate and a Democratic House. Will the new Congress do anything to impact access to meaningful healthcare? […]
Dear Addy, I recently enrolled in Medicare and I got a notice that open enrollment for 2019 is coming up. What do I need to know about choosing my plan for the coming year? Signed, Medicare Madness Dear Medicare Madness, You are right: Medicare open enrollment for 2019 is fast approaching! The open enrollment period […]
Dear Addy, I’m applying for health insurance for the first time this open enrollment period. With a bleeding disorder, what should I look for in an insurance plan? Signed, First-time Subscriber _____________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Subscriber, First, an Open Enrollment Period is the time during the year when health insurance companies or HMOs (health maintenance organizations) are required by law to […]
On Monday, September 22, members of the bleeding disorders community came out to share their experiences with bleeding disorders treatment with the FDA. HFA worked with partners like NORD, PPTA, and NHF to ensure that our community was effectively represented. Patients and advocates of every age, every background, and with several different conditions came out […]
Largest health insurer to keep key parts of law regardless of court ruling from the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/largest-health-insurer-to-keep-key-parts-of-law-regardless-of-court-ruling/2012/06/10/gJQA7VYfTV_story.html?tid=pm_pop By N.C. Aizenman, Monday, June 11, 12:11 AM The nation’s largest health insurer will keep in place several key consumer provisions mandated by the 2010 health-care law regardless of whether the statute survives Supreme Court review. Officials at UnitedHealthcare will announce Monday that whatever […]
In early August the President signed into law the Budget Control Act of 2011, which is reported to save approximately $917 billion over the next ten years and will raise the debt ceiling by $900 billion, therefore carrying the government through the end of 2011. The bill also establishes a new joint Congressional committee that […]
By Geraldine A. Collier Courtesy of Worchester Telegram & Gazette Doctors are taught in medical training to “look first for the horses, not the zebras.” In other words, look first for the typical causes of symptoms before exploring more exotic possibilities. But, former Worcester School Superintendent John Durkin wouldn’t be alive today if his doctors at […]
By John Reichard, CQ HealthBeat Editor The health care law will disappoint many Americans if its health insurance exchanges don’t deliver decent coverage at affordable rates for consumers, including those with serious illnesses like cancer. Meeting those expectations may be difficult, judging from comments by a major patient advocacy group as it waits for the […]
The Medicare Part D annual election process is quickly approaching it runs from November 15 – December 31. CMS projects that for 2011, 1.2 million beneficiaries will have to change plans as a result of their current plans leaving the market or reducing their service area. According to the Center for Medicare Advocacy, this a […]
On Wednesday September 8, the Kaiser Family Foundation held a forum examining the health care issues facing people with disabilities and the opportunities and challenges presented by the new health care reform law enacted earlier this year. The discussion explored the changes in health reform that could affect access to affordable health care for people […]
Features: Terry Lamb, Karl Weixler, Tera Griffith & Tye Cowans. These four individuals share what life is like being a part of the bleeding disorders community.
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