healthcare

Public Health
3:07 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Health Care Access Now gets $600,000 grant

Handing over the check...
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

A non-profit agency that helps low-income people get health care and providers get paid is getting a financial boost.

CEO Judith Warren says Health Care Access Now will use a $600,000 grant from the Deaconess Associations Foundation to add staff and expand services. "We're looking to serve an additional 4,500 people," says Warren. The agency currently serves about 1,800 people per year.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Hospice Care

Hospice care

  Many hear the word “hospice” and picture a place where people go to die. But hospice is not a place, it’s a philosophy of caring for terminally ill patients with compassion, support and symptom management, so they may face the end of life with dignity, and in as much comfort as possible.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Tue October 22, 2013

ACA Health Insurance Exchanges

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Affordable Care Act
12:48 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Agencies offering healthcare enrollment assistance

Like the rest of the country, Ohio and Kentucky are rolling out their health exchange programs as part of the Affordable Care Act.

Ohio is going with the federal program while Kentucky is running its own marketplace.

Natalie Gordon of Elsmere is excited about the new program. She has ventricular septal defect (VSD), a heart condition that requires regular cardiologist visits. Despite having a job, Gordon says she's either been unable to afford health insurance in the past or has been turned down because of her condition.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Affordable Care Act Exchanges Hit Oct. 1

Under the Affordable Care Act, open enrollment for health insurance begins on October 1, and most Americans will be required to have health insurance by January or pay a penalty.

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