affordable care act http://wrvo.org en ACR Health says not to worry about health insurance increase letters http://wrvo.org/post/acr-health-says-not-worry-about-health-insurance-increase-letters <p>ACR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Health in Syracuse is getting a lot of calls from people who signed up for healthcare through the Affordable Care Act marketplace, and are worried their health insurance costs are rising. But the experts who signed hundreds of people up for insurance in central New York say not to worry.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:38:06 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58221 at http://wrvo.org Final enrollment day was busiest for state's health care exchange http://wrvo.org/post/final-enrollment-day-was-busiest-states-health-care-exchange <p>March 31 was the busiest day for New York's new health insurance marketplace. It was also the final day of the six month open enrollment period.</p><p>Almost 470,000 people visited the site and 39,000 signed up on that last day, according to the state's exchange, to bring the total to 926,000 enrolled.</p><p>Those newly covered signed up for a combination of the expanded federal Medicaid program, Child Health Plus, or a private provider.</p><p>The exchange is crediting its early success in enrollment with a functioning website, something the federal exchange was plagued with.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:20:50 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54084 at http://wrvo.org Hanna says Obamacare is hurting volunteer firefighters http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-says-obamacare-hurting-volunteer-firefighters <p></p><p>While touring a firefighter station in the Southern Tier town of Vestal recently, Rep. Richard Hanna (R-Barneveld) touted legislation that would exempt volunteer firefighters from the Affordable Care Act. The announcement comes a month after the U.S. Treasury Department already made the change.</p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Originally, the ACA counted volunteer firefighters as full-time employees. That would have made the Vestal fire stations and others around the country responsible to provide healthcare if they had more the 50 employees.</span></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:02:53 +0000 Matt Martin 53166 at http://wrvo.org Affordable Care Act enrollment deadline is only one week away http://wrvo.org/post/affordable-care-act-enrollment-deadline-only-one-week-away <p></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:39:36 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53156 at http://wrvo.org Cortland County counts down the days to the next Obamacare deadline http://wrvo.org/post/cortland-county-counts-down-days-next-obamacare-deadline <p></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:10:27 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52285 at http://wrvo.org Cortland County counts down the days to the next Obamacare deadline Governor proposes offering low-cost 'basic health care plan" http://wrvo.org/post/governor-proposes-offering-low-cost-basic-health-care-plan <p></p><p>People who are finding it difficult to pay for a health insurance policy offered through New York sate’s health care exchanges, may find a more affordable plan, if a proposal in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget goes through.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:08:27 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52471 at http://wrvo.org ACA deadlines, penalties approaching http://wrvo.org/post/aca-deadlines-penalties-approaching <p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:48:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 51000 at http://wrvo.org Affordable Care Act sign up deadline is today http://wrvo.org/post/affordable-care-act-sign-deadline-today <p></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:28:37 +0000 Ellen Abbott 48968 at http://wrvo.org Affordable Care Act sign up deadline is today ACR Health rallies to register people into state healthcare exchange http://wrvo.org/post/acr-health-rallies-register-people-state-healthcare-exchange <p></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:29:17 +0000 Ellen Abbott 48797 at http://wrvo.org Health insurance enrollment deadline looms http://wrvo.org/post/health-insurance-enrollment-deadline-looms <p></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:19:22 +0000 Ellen Abbott 48741 at http://wrvo.org Schumer says he supports Obama's Affordable Care Act promise http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-says-he-supports-obamas-affordable-care-act-promise <p></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 11:39:07 +0000 Aimee Hirsch 47202 at http://wrvo.org Schumer says he supports Obama's Affordable Care Act promise Medicare open enrollment deadline approaches http://wrvo.org/post/medicare-open-enrollment-deadline-approaches <p></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:04:25 +0000 Ellen Abbott 47044 at http://wrvo.org Health navigators say Affordable Care Act sign-ups have been successful http://wrvo.org/post/health-navigators-say-affordable-care-act-sign-ups-have-been-successful <p></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:09:58 +0000 Ellen Abbott 46793 at http://wrvo.org NY says its health exchange unaffected by federal problems so far http://wrvo.org/post/ny-says-its-health-exchange-unaffected-federal-problems-so-far <p></p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:58:29 +0000 Kate O'Connell & Aimee Hirsch 46475 at http://wrvo.org Medical Device Tax must go, say medical tech companies http://wrvo.org/post/medical-device-tax-must-go-say-medical-tech-companies <p>One of the key points of contention in the Affordable Care Act is the medical devices tax. Republicans want the 2.3 percent tax designed to help fund health care reform removed.<br /><br />The medical device industry has also lobbied extensively to have the tax repealed, claiming it will stifle innovation and result in job losses.<br /> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:04:20 +0000 Kate O'Connell 45917 at http://wrvo.org Medical Device Tax must go, say medical tech companies New Yorkers flock to register on state health exchange http://wrvo.org/post/new-yorkers-flock-register-state-health-exchange <p>The health exchanges that are part of the Affordable Care Act opened Tuesday, and in short order there were two million hits on the New York state <a href="https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/">website that&#39;s selling health insurance policies</a>. People who weren&#39;t turning to the website in central New York were lining up to get face-to-face information on how to choose a plan.<br /><br />Willie Terrell, of Syracuse, has been waiting for this day since he lost his health insurance a year ago.<br /> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 11:35:06 +0000 Ellen Abbott 45041 at http://wrvo.org New Yorkers flock to register on state health exchange How will the Affordable Care Act affect you? http://wrvo.org/post/how-will-affordable-care-act-affect-you <p><span style="color: rgb(70, 70, 70); font-family: Arial; line-height: normal;">The federal health law&#39;s individual marketplaces have started. In New York nearly all Americans will be required to have health insurance starting January 1, 2014, or else they will be liable for a tax penalty. There is considerable confusion about the law. Some people aren&#39;t sure if they qualify and they have no clear idea of how much insurance might cost.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:04:03 +0000 WRVO News 44984 at http://wrvo.org New York's health exchange opens for business http://wrvo.org/post/new-yorks-health-exchange-opens-business <p>New York State of Health, the marketplace exchange that will let New Yorkers choose health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is open for business starting Tuesday. The state has plenty of help available for anyone who&#39;s taking the jump into these historic waters.<br /> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 11:46:52 +0000 Ellen Abbott 44981 at http://wrvo.org New York's health exchange opens for business Affordable Care Act still poses concerns for small businesses, doctors http://wrvo.org/post/affordable-care-act-still-poses-concerns-small-businesses-doctors <p></p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:01:01 +0000 Ellen Abbott 44918 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo says Washington gridlock won't affect Obamacare in NY http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-says-washington-gridlock-wont-affect-obamacare-ny <p></p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:31:47 +0000 Karen DeWitt 44420 at http://wrvo.org New York prepares to open Affordable Care Act health exchange http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-prepares-open-affordable-care-act-health-exchange <p></p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:15:48 +0000 Ellen Abbott 44391 at http://wrvo.org New York prepares to open Affordable Care Act health exchange Maffei discusses range of topics at town hall http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-discusses-range-topics-town-hall <p></p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:19:28 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 44298 at http://wrvo.org Maffei discusses range of topics at town hall Upstate health care centers funded to get uninsured into Affordable Care Act http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-health-care-centers-funded-get-uninsured-affordable-care-act <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>As delays pile up in the implementation of components of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded&nbsp;$150 million to the nation’s health care centers as part of an outreach and enrollment program for patients with low incomes.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 12:10:36 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel & Kate O'Connell 41318 at http://wrvo.org Upstate health care centers funded to get uninsured into Affordable Care Act How New Yorkers will fare under the Affordable Care Act http://wrvo.org/post/how-new-yorkers-will-fare-under-affordable-care-act <p></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:02:59 +0000 Catherine Loper 40966 at http://wrvo.org Health forum: government funding of health care in upstate New York http://wrvo.org/post/health-forum-government-funding-health-care-upstate-new-york <p><strong>Join us for the first in a series of community forums on health care.</strong></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 18:53:14 +0000 Catherine Loper 38772 at http://wrvo.org Health forum: government funding of health care in upstate New York AIDS agency to offer services for patients with other chronic diseases http://wrvo.org/post/aids-agency-offer-services-patients-other-chronic-diseases <p>The agency that has helped victims of HIV/AIDS for the past 30 years in central New York will soon be taking on a new responsibility. AIDS Community Resources will be a foot soldier in a revamped Medicaid system in New York state.<br><br>In the next month or so, ARC will begin offering case management services for Medicaid eligible individuals who don't necessarily have AIDS, but who have any chronic health issue.<br><br>It'll mean a name change for AIDS Community Resources, but more importantly, Executive Director Michael Crinnen says it will allow the agency do what it does best -- coordinate care for sufferers of a chronic disease, and hopefully keeping them out of the emergency room. Thu, 30 May 2013 09:25:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 38643 at http://wrvo.org Hospitals fear the unknown when it comes to the Affordable Care Act http://wrvo.org/post/hospitals-fear-unknown-when-it-comes-affordable-care-act <p>In a little more than six months, the Affordable Care Act will change the lay of the land for healthcare in this country. For hospitals, it continues changes that started a decade ago, says Richard Umbdenstock, the president of the American Hospital Association, who was in Syracuse Monday. Mon, 13 May 2013 20:54:04 +0000 Ellen Abbott 37750 at http://wrvo.org Hospitals fear the unknown when it comes to the Affordable Care Act Local health experts promote workplace wellness programs http://wrvo.org/post/local-health-experts-promote-workplace-wellness-programs <p>Stickley, Audi and Co. could be a poster child for workplace wellness. The 900 employees at the Manlius furniture making company lost a collective 2,600 pounds during its last round of a Biggest Loser contest, inspired by the popular TV show. Sat, 30 Mar 2013 09:34:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 35493 at http://wrvo.org Some hospitals worry as Affordable Care Act becomes reality http://wrvo.org/post/some-hospitals-worry-affordable-care-act-becomes-reality <p>Some of the larger hospitals in New York state are worried about one aspect of the Affordable Care Act: academic medical centers are slated to lose millions of dollars in a particular kind of Medicaid payment over the next few years.</p><p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 20:19:52 +0000 Ellen Abbott 31110 at http://wrvo.org Medicare advocates worried about possible costs to seniors http://wrvo.org/post/medicare-advocates-worried-about-possible-costs-seniors <p>Medicare will look different a year from now, as the Affordable Care Act goes into effect.&nbsp; But, Medicare advocates are worried about some potential changes to the program that pays for health care for the elderly. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 10:41:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 29126 at http://wrvo.org