Tag Archives: health insurance

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Up to 6 Million Americans Have to Pay Obamacare Tax Penalty

See if you're one of the millions who'll be paying the penalty

If you weren’t insured last year, you may find yourself among the three to six…

By Essence Gant

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Watch out for Health Plan Scams

Don't be fooled by this trick

Make sure to thoroughly research health care plans before you buy.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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The American Medical Association announced in June that 20% of medical claims are processed inaccurately by health insurers. Medical billing advocates say the number is even higher.

Uninsured Rate Drops Among Blacks, Low-Income Workers Under Obamacare

All Americans without healthcare nears six-year low

The number of Americans without health insurance dipped to its lowest in nearly six years

By Carolyn M. Brown

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NBA Legend Working as a Crossing Guard Now, For Healthcare Insurance

Dantley pulls morning and afternoon shifts

Adrian Dantley went from point guard to crossing guard

By Makkada B. Selah

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Financial Aid Programs for Breast Cancer Patients

Defray crippling costs with these programs

“Just yesterday a woman was telling me her house was in foreclosure because of the…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Today Marks the 12th Annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

African Americans are still most severely impacted by HIV/AIDS

Numerous individuals and various organizations around the country are observing the 12th annual National Black…

By Sade K. Muhammad

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Rapper Heavy D

In the News: Rapper Heavy D Dies Unexpectedly; Appeals Court Upholds Obama Healthcare and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

By Sade K. Muhammad

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Minorities are consuming and spending a greater amount of their income on bottled water than their white counterparts (Image: Thinkstock)

In the News: Minorities Choose Bottled Water Over Tap; Obama’s Health Care Law and More

Headlines around the web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the web

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Get Ready for Your Annual Insurance Checkup

Why you should review your policies and coverage every year

No one really enjoys shopping for insurance. So, for most people, once the task is…

By Bridget McCrea

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The American Medical Association announced in June that 20% of medical claims are processed inaccurately by health insurers. Medical billing advocates say the number is even higher.

Fight Medical Billing Errors

Failure to look at bills closely could cost you thousands. Here's how to protect yourself.

When Beverly Browning of Mesa, Arizona, checked into a hospital for a biopsy in 2003,…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Transcript of the President’s Signing of the Health Reform Bill

'I�m signing this reform bill into law on behalf of my mother'

The official transcript of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden’s remarks at the…

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Healthcare Reform We Can All Believe In

When President Obama signed legislation enabling millions to gain access to health insurance, he achieved a milestone that eluded seven previous presidents

When President Barack Obama today signed into law legislation that will enable millions of Americans…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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President Barack Obama's signature on the health insurance reform bill at the White House, March 23.  (Source: White House)

Healthcare Reform in Pictures

Obama's historic journey to overhaul the health care system

Follow along with President Barack Obama on his historic fight to make health care reform…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Obama Signs Historic Healthcare Bill Into Law

With win under his belt, Obama has reestablished presidency

When President Barack Obama signed into law the healthcare reform bill Tuesday, he sealed his…

By Joyce Jones

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Top Senate Democrat Lays Out Deficit Curbs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Senate Democrat wants to make it more difficult to run…

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Report: Without Healthcare Reform, Plight of the Uninsured Bleak

Coverage expansion remains top debate in legislation

If health insurance costs are left unchecked, the number of uninsured Americans will increase by…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Open Enrollment: Strategies to Reduce Costs of Health Insurance Coverage

Knowing your options can help you save money

For the companies that are able to offer this important benefit to their employees, the…

By Margarette Burnette

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Down But Not Out

Resources for when the ends stop meeting

If you find yourself in need, or someone you know is in need of home,…

By Renita Burns

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Understand Your Healthcare Privacy Rights

A new guide breaks down your access to records

When it comes to your medical records, privacy is probably one of your top concerns.…

By Arlene McKanic

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News Roundup: Week of Sept. 27 – Oct. 3

Businesses feel healthcare pinch; Global warming top issue

News Roundup: Week of Sept. 27 – Oct. 3

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Aetna CEO Talks Healthcare Reform

Company supports public-private partnership for coverage

Aetna’s chief executive, Ronald A. Williams, recently gave Black Enterprise the insurance industry’s take on…

By John Simons

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How Healthcare Reform Affects You

Separating fact from fiction

The ongoing debate over healthcare reform is as intense as ever, but nothing has been…

By Joyce Jones

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Finding Compromise in a Tough Healthcare Reform Debate

How congressional proposals would impact small businesses

Here’s a look at how provisions in healthcare reform legislation and a bill from the…

By Joyce Jones

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How to Make the Most of Your Doctor’s Visits

Internist talks reform, diligence, open communication

Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington, a board certified internist, believes that basic healthcare for every citizen…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Activists Rally for a Public Health Insurance Option

Reform measures face harsh criticism from conservatives

Thousands from across the nation representing labor unions, community organizations, healthcare professions, churches, and other…

By Joyce Jones

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The Cutting Edge: Lowering Your Healthcare Costs

Finding ways to get affordable coverage, medicines

Whether you’re searching for health coverage or have a plan, here are a few tips…

By Renita Burns

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How to Talk to Your Doctor

For health's sake, speak up

The May 2008 issue of BLACK ENTERPRISE lists the nation’s preeminent doctors. They reside in…

By Cliff Hocker

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