Obamacare website won’t reveal insurance costs for 2015 until after election

The Monkey Court (MMM Watermark) GIFThose planning to purchase health insurance on the Obamacare exchange will soon find out how much rates have increased – after the Nov. 4 election. Enrollment on the Healthcare.gov website begins Nov. 15, or 11 days after the midterm vote, and critics who worry about rising premium hikes in 2015 say that’s no coincidence. Last year’s… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 14th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, Frank Pallone, Health Care, News, ObamaCare | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

The Facts About Ebola: How The Disease Can (And Can’t) Be Spread

ebolaIn the wake of recent developments involving the ongoing outbreak of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, officials from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are reaching out to make certain that people have the facts about the dangerous viral disease. On September 30, CDC tests confirmed… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 3rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Department of Homland Security, Ebola, Health Care, News | Tags: , , | Comments Off

Healthy Aging Fair Today–May 14

Healthy Aging Fair

SCAN is presenting a Healthy Aging Fair, at the Monmouth Mall, 
Rte. 35 & 36, Eatontown, Today, from 11am to 3pm.

Everything you need to know about Healthy Aging, including Health Screenings: Cholesterol – Body Composition Analysis – Balance Screening – BMI – Derma View Facial Scans – Fall Prevention

Give-a-ways: Raffles, Gift Baskets, BlueClaws Baseball Tickets, Mall Coupons for Food and Shopping
Open to the Public, Please Join Us.

Sponsors include: New Jersey Natural Gas, 
Horizon Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Assisted Transitions, Comfort Keepers of Central Jersey, Central Jersey Radiologists, Laurel Bay Health Rehabilitation, Monmouth Medical Center.

SCAN is located at the basement level of Monmouth Mall, 
180 Highway 35 S., Eatontown, NJ 07724. Phone 732-542-1326,www.scannj.com


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Posted: May 14th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: BizEturtle, Health Care | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

New Jerseyans Find It Hard to Find Doctors Who Accept Their Insurance

New Jerseyans Find It Hard to Find Doctors Who Accept Their Insurance (via NJSpotlight)

New Jersey residents are more than four times as likely as the national average to have difficulty finding a doctor who accepts their health insurance, according to a new Rutgers University report. Of state residents between the ages of 18 and 64, 14…

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Posted: April 17th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Health Care, New Jersey, ObamaCare | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

What would you ask Kathleen Sebelius if you had the chance?

SebeliusU.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is scheduled to hold a press conference to kick off Enrollment Week ahead of the March 31 Affordable Healthcare Act sign up deadline Monday morning at Montclair State University.

MMM has been invited and Art Gallagher will attend.

What would you like Art to ask the Secretary if he’s lucking enough to be called on?  Leave your questions in the comments, please.

MMM will be live-streaming the press conference  at 10:30am Monday morning.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Health Care, ObamaCare | Tags: , , , , | 9 Comments »

Why Do We Have a Medicaid Program?

Dr. Alieta Eck

Dr. Alieta Eck

By Alieta Eck, M.D.

Star Ledger headline reads: “ObamaCare fuels applicant boom for NJ Medicaid—Advocate hails 35% increase in October.” Almost 22,000 new applications were filed in October, up from 16,000 in September. Is this a triumph? Was a 990-page law needed to accomplish this? The taxpayers will have to fork over $5,000 per applicant to a Medicaid HMO—that’s $110 million—and what will the patients get?

I am a physician who volunteers at the Zarephath Health Center, a non-government charity clinic in central NJ, where volunteers care for the poor and uninsured. We see Medicaid patients who cannot find a Medicaid doctor. The other day I saw a 35-year-old mother with severe asthma. She is on Medicaid and had gone to the emergency room a few days earlier. She was instructed to find a physician for follow-up treatment. Unable to find a doctor who takes Medicaid, she was welcomed at our clinic. I saw her, spent time hearing her story, and was happy to give her prescriptions to keep her asthma in check.

The next day she returned with the odd complaint that no pharmacy would fill her prescriptions. Since I had not enrolled as a “non-billing Medicaid provider,” the pharmacies were told they would not be paid if they filled my prescriptions. I have a license, am board certified in internal medicine, and pay each year to keep my controlled-substances licenses updated, so why would they not honor my prescriptions?

When the patient called the Medicaid office, they instructed her to go back to the emergency room to get her prescriptions rewritten there—presumably copied by a physician enrolled in the program. Why would the Medicaid program deny her the medicines she needed? One would think they would appreciate the fact that a doctor was willing to see and care for her without costing the system anything. But apparently this is not how a bloated bureaucracy works.

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Posted: December 3rd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Alieta Eck, Health Care, ObamaCare | Tags: , , | 6 Comments »

Immediate Care Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

immediate care anniversaryHAZLET – Launching one year ago, Immediate Care Medical Walk-in of  Hazlet has serviced thousands of patients in the past year. The 1.5  million dollar, state of the art,  4500 square foot medical facility  with 10 examination rooms,  a digital X-Ray room, along with a phlebotomy lab, launched12 months ago to help the medical needs of area residents.

“Our first year in the community received a wonderful response,” stated Medical Director, Dr. Lisa Golding-Granado, MD.

“We provide 98% of the top medical services that people regularly  need,” said  Dr. Golding-Granado, “we  treat  urgent care issues  such  as  infections, migraines, minor injuries and lacerations, or primary  care services such as checking for diabetes, blood pressure and providing physicals.”

Other services include the following: vaccines, Echo and Aortic Ultrasounds,  Sleep Apnea Testing, Medication Metabolism Testing (DNA), Nerve  Conduction Testing, Diabetic Education, Weight Loss Programs, School,  Sports and DOT Physicals.

The facility is open 84 hours a week, Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m.

The grand opening of the medical center one year ago brought forth  top dignitaries, mayors, state legislators and freeholders to the  facility. Some of the successful events that happened in Immediate  Care’s first year included a blood drive, the Relay for Life Walk, the Union Beach 5K Run, a Day of Health and Hurricane  Prepardness, along with the VNA of Central NJ , as well as participating in the Hazlet Community Day.

As Immediate Care prepares for its second year in  business, the  facility is preparing to serve more patients and expand its current set  of activities and services.

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Posted: October 15th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Hazlet, Health Care, Press Release | Tags: , , | Comments Off

Trends Toward Greater Doctor Shortage Worry State Legislators

New Jersey policymakers looking to address a looming shortage of doctors in the state need to act quickly, as the problem appears to be getting worse and more quickly than predicted. More of the state’s medical residents are planning to leave the…

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Posted: September 25th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Amy Handlin, Caroline Casagrande, Health Care, News, NJNewsCommons, RePost | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Charles In Charge

Posted: September 4th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Economy, Health Care, ObamaCare | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

Freeholders Raise Awareness For Pediatric Cancer and Suicide Prevention

 

Freeholder Director Tom Arone

Freeholder Director Tom Arone

By Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone

            The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders believes it is imperative to get the word out in an effort to raise awareness on two critical issues we face right here in our county.

            First is the growing problem of pediatric cancer. Because of this rising epidemic, Freeholder Serena DiMaso along with the support of The Board of Chosen Freeholders, Sheriff Shaun Golden and families of pediatric cancer victims in Monmouth County joined together at the last Freeholder’s meeting to proclaim September “Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.” Moreover, Monmouth County has the third highest rate of cancer in the state, and it is time to figure out why. The month of September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which was created to bring attention to the caregivers, charities and groups, who spotlight the importance of the need for research and awareness to aid in finding cures for pediatric cancer. As part of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders as well as the communities within will “go gold”, placing gold ribbons and wearing gold clothing to recognize the need for more research in the area of pediatric oncology. We must do everything we can to promote the awareness and research of this disease that is taking the lives of our children. Our hearts go out to the families affected by cancer, and we sincerely hope that by declaring September as “Go Gold Month”, we can start to raise awareness right here in Monmouth. County.

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Posted: August 26th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Health Care, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »