Posts from — March 2011

Bringing Birthday Wishes

March 22, 2011   Comments Off on Bringing Birthday Wishes

Up and on the Megabus to Harrisburg before the sunrise! 

As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) turns one this week, we created “ACA Birthday Bags” and are delivering them to our state and federally elected officials. 

We know some electeds will gladly receive the bags and others will probably bag the bags.  However, what they can not dismiss is the fact that the provisions included in the ACA and those already implemented are good for Pennsylvanians.

To help remind them of this fact, our ACA Birthday Bags include:

  • A birthday party horn with the tag, “A healthier America, don’t blow it!”
  • A piece of bubblegum with the tag, “Chew on this: 2.58 million Pennsylvanians are already benefiting from the ACA!”
  • A birthday party hat with the tag, “Celebrate!  You can no longer be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition.”
  • A CHC-made foam donut with the tag, “The ACA Saves Seniors Dough by closing the Rx Donut Hole!”
  • Confetti with the tag, “It’s a party! Small businesses receive tax credits to help cover their workers.”
  • A birthday candle with the tag, “With the expansion of Medicaid millions more will have many more birthdays!”

We placed all these items in a brightly colored, cellophane birthday bag and will deliver them with a smile and an ACA affirmation!

Be sure to check the CHC website tomorrow for photos of the gift bags and the day of delivery!

We think it s a great way to celebrate the ACA by doing a delivery of a quality service……..

sj;

Yea, ACA!

March 22, 2011   2 Comments

You’ve heard the old adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  Perhaps this is most true than in regard to the free preventive screenings and wellness visits made available to Medicare beneficiaries through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Knowing that it’s both cost-effective and a component of good health to do preventive testing (mammograms, colonoscopies, flu shots, etc.) the ACA provides these services and an annual wellness visit to persons enrolled in Medicare. 

According to the recently released data from “Families USA,” in Pennsylvania 2.26 million persons have access to these services.

It’s a wise move to receive preventive screenings — one’s health depends upon it. 

It’s an even wiser move for our nation to support and continue moving forward in the implementation of the ACA — the health and well-being of our citizenry depends upon it.

sj;

Expiration of adultBasic Sparks Lawsuit

March 15, 2011   2 Comments

KDKA

14 March 2011

“People who lost medical coverage when the state ended the adultBasic program are fighting back. Sheryl Sears has been a working woman all of her life, but she’s never made much money and that’s why she like other 41,000 other working poor depended on the state health insurance called adultBasic..”

Read more and watch a short video: http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2011/03/14/working-poor-sue-gov-corbett-over-adult-basic-funding/

Post-Gazette

15 March 2011

“Gov. Tom Corbett and other state officials have been named as defendants in a lawsuit for allowing the expiration of adultBasic, a state health insurance program for the working poor..”

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11074/1131983-28.stm

Cut the Waste in Harrisburg

March 10, 2011   1 Comment

Proposed cuts to Community Health Centers a really bad idea on so many levels

March 7, 2011   Comments Off on Proposed cuts to Community Health Centers a really bad idea on so many levels

In this season of budgets, tough talk and “days of reckoning,” a great perspective on how foolish and financially irresponsible it would be to cut funding for community health centers.  Read about it here: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11066/1130209-109.stm

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