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HOUSE REPUBLICANS LEGISLATION TO REPEAL AND REPLACE THE ACA

Reading Time: 2 minutes How does the new aCA Legislation affect you? On March 6, 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee each released budget reconciliation bills. Update: On March 24, 2017, House Republicans pulled the American Health Care Act (AHCA). It is unclear whether the bill might be rescheduled, and if …

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AMERICAN HEALTH CARE ACT: WHAT WON’T CHANGE

Reading Time: 2 minutes The bills that make up the AHCA were primarily focused on what changes would be made to existing ACA rules. Here are some items that would not change under the proposal. PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS The ACA mandate prohibiting insurers from denying or charging more for coverage to patients with pre-existing conditions would be preserved. COVERAGE FOR …

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JANUARY: THYROID AWARENESS MONTH

Reading Time: 2 minutes DO YOU HAVE A THYROID CONDITION? According to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, approximately 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease and an estimated 12 percent of the population will develop a thyroid condition in their lifetime.  The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck that helps …

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