Understanding Short-Term Limited Duration Health Insurance

In late 2017, President Trump issued an executive order directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to take steps to expand the availability of short-term health insurance policies. This brief provides background information on short-term policies and how they differ from ACA-compliant health plans. Source: Reports on Health Reform issues from the Kaiser Family […]

Punishing Patients?

Think you need to go the ER? Patients in several states are finding out the hard way that one of the nation’s largest insurers won’t cover the ER visit if the company decides it wasn’t really an emergency. From the Los Angeles Times: Over the last few months, Anthem, the nation’s biggest health insurer, has […]

Honoring End of Life Wishes

Interesting story from Kiplinger.com titled, “Advance Directive: Ensure End-of-Life Wishes Honored.” The report highlights the need for an advance directive that details the type of care you desire at the end of your life….particularly when you can no longer speak for yourself. Below is a brief excerpt from the story. If you don’t already have […]

National ACA Marketplace Signups Dipped a Modest 3.7 Percent This Year

Overall ACA marketplace signups for 2018 dropped by 3.7 percent compared to last year’s enrollment period, a new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds. 11,760,418 people signed up for 2018 health insurance coverage on the ACA individual marketplaces, amid steep reductions in federal funding for outreach and navigators, an enrollment period half as long,…More […]

Bleep!

It can reduce stress, increase pain tolerance, boost morale, and….it can be good for your health. That’s right, swearing might just be a health benefit! From Reader’s Digest: There are some weird habits that prove you’re smarter than everyone else, and swearing is one of them. It also happens to be healthy. In a new book Swearing […]

Physician Credentialing

Last month, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and the State Legislature passed sweeping bipartisan legislation to combat Arizona’s dangerous opioid epidemic. We commend our elected leaders and all who came to the table to address this significant and urgent public health crisis. Of course, when it comes to improving health and healthcare for Arizona people and […]

Exercise – Put Your Heart Into It!

Keeping your heart healthy is always important. But, this week it takes on a special significance. This just happens to be Cardiac Rehab Week and one of our members, Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital in Prescott Valley, put together a guest blog on the importance of good heart health habits…..particularly exercise. Once you’ve had a chance […]

National Wear Red Day

Have you noticed a lot of people wearing red today? There’s a good reason for it. February is American Heart Month and today is National Wear Red Day….designed to bring attention to heart disease, particularly among women. You may be surprised to learn that while cardiovascular disease is often associated with men, it is the […]

It’s Not the Flu?

If you believe you’re one of the unlucky ones who caught a nasty flu bug this season, you might have to think again. There’s a virus going around that ‘feels’ like the flu and ‘acts’ like the flu…..but it isn’t the flu! It’s the adenovirus. From KVOA.com in Tucson: There’s another virus out there that […]

Good App or Bad App?

Too young. Too much. Too soon. That seems to be the theme behind a request by child advocates to have Facebook shut down its Messenger app for kids. The newly released app is designed to be used by kids between the ages of 6 and 12 years old. From USA Today: More than 100 child development […]