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Free Mammograms for Uninsured Women in New York City on June 3rd… Make an Appointment Now!

One more reminder!  Project Renewal and Senator Jose M. Serrano are offering free mammogram screenings to all eligible women on June 3rd in New York City.  Project Renewal’s Scan Van will be at the Church of the Good Shepherd at Church Plaza on Roosevelt Island on Friday, June 3rd from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The free . . . → Read More: Free Mammograms for Uninsured Women in New York City on June 3rd… Make an Appointment Now!

Does Healthcare Reform Really Prevent Health Insurance Rescission?

There hasn’t been a whole lot that folks have agreed about on healthcare reform, but outlawing health insurance rescission may have been one of the few things that people across the political spectrum could come together about.  Left or right, most people do not like the idea that their health insurance can be rescinded, that . . . → Read More: Does Healthcare Reform Really Prevent Health Insurance Rescission?

It’s Official! Vermont Governor Signs Bill To Move State To Universal Healthcare

It’s official!  The State of Vermont will become the first state in the union with universal healthcare for all residents.  This week, Vermont’s Governor Peter Shumlin signed into law a bill which, among other things, will create a panel to figure out how to pay for Vermont to move to a single-payer system which will provide healthcare for . . . → Read More: It’s Official! Vermont Governor Signs Bill To Move State To Universal Healthcare

It’s Memorial Day!

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Blue Shield CEO Takes Home $4.6 Million Paycheck Last Year

Ever wonder where you health insurance premiums are going?  Well, if you’re a member of Blue Shield of California, it turns out that a good chunk of your health insurance premiums are going to paying some rather hefty executive salaries. Blue Shield of California was required to file its executive salary information with the California . . . → Read More: Blue Shield CEO Takes Home $4.6 Million Paycheck Last Year

Generic Drug Alert: FDA Approves Generic Version of HIV Drug Combivir

Quick generic drug approval bulletin for today. If you or a loved one has HIV, this is an important generic drug alert. Teva Pharmaceuticals has just announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its generic version of ViiV Healthcare’s  prescription drug Combivir which treats the HIV virus.

According to the HIV.com, In the United . . . → Read More: Generic Drug Alert: FDA Approves Generic Version of HIV Drug Combivir

Are You Taking Advantage of the New Free Medicare Preventive Care Yet?

We’re well into 2011 by now, so if you’re enrolled in original Medicare, have you taken advantage of the new free preventive care which is now available to you? Under healthcare reform, everyone enrolled in original Medicare is entitled to free or low-cost preventive care including an annual wellness visit with your doctor where you . . . → Read More: Are You Taking Advantage of the New Free Medicare Preventive Care Yet?

Ryan Plan Will Double What Seniors on Medicare Pay For Healthcare, Says Committee

If you are on Medicare, are you ready to pay more in out-of-pocket healthcare costs? Well, if the Republican plan to overhaul Medicare goes forward, you probably will need to start saving now. The Congressional Joint Economic Committee has done a detailed analysis of Republican Medicare plan and it’s state-by-state impact on out-of-pocket healthcare costs for . . . → Read More: Ryan Plan Will Double What Seniors on Medicare Pay For Healthcare, Says Committee

Free Mammograms for Uninsured Women in New York City May 31st

One more head’s up before Memorial Day! Project Renewal and Senator Jose M. Serrano are offering free mammogram screenings to all eligible women on May 31st in New York City.  Project Renewal’s Scan Van will be at the Leonard Cohen Senior Center at 312 East 109th Street in New York City on Tuesday, May 31st . . . → Read More: Free Mammograms for Uninsured Women in New York City May 31st

Vermont Moves One Step Closer to Single-Payer Healthcare

Tomorrow, the State of Vermont will move one step closer to being the first state in the union with universal healthcare for all residents.  Vermont’s Governor Peter Shumlin is scheduled to sign into law a bill which, among other things, will create a panel to figure out how to pay for Vermont to move to a single-payer system . . . → Read More: Vermont Moves One Step Closer to Single-Payer Healthcare