Tag Archives: Healthcare

McDonald's and NAACP Launch Project H.E.L.P.

NAACP and McDonald’s Launch Project H.E.L.P.

It's a healthy eating, lifestyle, and physical activity initiative

NAACP and McDonald’s join forces to launch health initiative, Project H.E.L.P.

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Can 19-Year-Old Keven Stonewall Cure Colon Cancer?

High school senior from Chicago dedicated to becoming a scientist

Chicago’s own Keven Stonewall is breaking through in the world of science, as he is…

By Kevin L. Clark

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U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle speak on importance of education in Florida

Is There An Obama Legacy Smear Campaign?

Obama's legacy is solid on paper, so why are critics punching holes in it?

With the heightened criticism via negative polls and recent gestures of disrespect, the question remains:…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Ruben J. King-Shaw Jr., Reveals the ‘Excellent Opportunities’ in Domestic Healthcare

Aging demographics expected to continue fueling growth

Demographics are a powerful driver of growth in healthcare expenditures

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Majority of Business Owners Hesitant to Visit Healthcare Exchanges

86% of business owners have not visited a State or Federal healthcare exchange

A number of factors has caused independent business owners to avoid going to a State…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Majority of Workers Lack Information Needed for Informed Health Coverage Decisions

Small businesses are the least likely to offer health care benefits to employees

With an implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) just days away, many workers and…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Boss Inspiration: Forbes List Gives Young Women of Color 100 Reasons To Succeed

Three steps to become one of 'The World's Most Powerful Women'

For young women of color who face self-esteem challenges daily, Forbes gives 100 reasons to…

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YouCaring.Com Helps Users Crowdfund Healthcare Costs

Crowdfunding healthcare is a new trend

Crowdfunding hits healthcare

By Makkada B. Selah

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Dr. Sampson Davis Discusses New Book ‘Living and Dying in Brick City”

The story of how one man went from surviving Newark's streets to teaching those in his community to survive by leading healthy lives

Sure, he’s a doctor and an award-winning author now but Davis’ childhood was riddled with…

By Tomika Anderson

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Majority Of Business Owners Hesitant To Visit Healthcare Exchanges

Obamacare Clarifies Contraception Mandate for Businesses, Religious Groups

Clarifications hope to end lawsuits from religious organizations

After facing more than 50 lawsuits, the Obama administration attempts to clarify the Affordable Care…

By C. Daniel Baker

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SBA offers new tools to educate Small Business on the Affordable Care Act

SBA Offers New Tools to Educate Small Businesses on Healthcare Law

New webpage and blog aims to explains new healthcare law

The SBA wants to help business owners find the special provisions in the Affordable…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Employers Fire Workers After Showing Support for Obamacare

Companies across the country fire employees for supporting Obama and Obamacare initiatives.

Employers across the country exercise their right to fire employees for political affiliation.

By Amber McKynzie

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Video Catches Nurses Performing Sex Acts on 98-year old

The stroke victim is aware of what's happening but can't call for help

The stroke victim is aware of what’s happening but can’t call for help

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Co-Pay? No Way, Healthcare Changes Looming

Companies dropping co-payment for co-insurance

Could your industry be the next to be affected?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Cool Jobs: Doctor Puts Patient and Consumer Advocacy First

Author and physician has passion for caring about your health---and your wallet

Author and healthcare expert says not only does she care about her patients but about…

By Gil Robertson

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Where are the Best Health Insurance Plans?

Try the app to search in your state

Try the app to search in your state

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Healthcare Coverage Costs Outpace Salary Increases

New study shows health insurance premiums are up 4 percent

New study shows health insurance premiums are up 4 percent

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Median Income Falls While Number of Poor Remain Steady

The amount of Americans with health insurance also declined from 2010-11

The amount of Americans with health insurance also declined from 2010-11

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Obama Signs Health Care Bill into Law: On March, 23, 2010, in what the The New York Times calls "the most expansive legislation enacted in decades," President Obama signs his controversial-yet-landmark national health-care bill into law. Onlookers at the signing included Victoria Kennedy, wife of the late Ted Kennedy—who had made passing such legislation his life’s work for 40 years. How did the Vice President Joe Biden sum up the moment? "Mr. President, this is a big [expletive] deal."

Preview B.E. Business Report: Amerihealth CEO Michael Rashid on Healthcare

Bringing the health and wellness of American citizens to the forefront

The healthcare industry is big business and Amerihealth CEO Michael Rashid is keeping million of…

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5 Ways the Affordable Care Act Affects Your Wallet

We sift through the dense text to tell you what the ACA means for your family and your money

5 key points of show the historical Affordable Care Act upheld by the Supreme Court…

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Coping With Unexpected Health Issues

“When you’re 40 and the doctor tells you that you may not be able to…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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11 Black Presidents Under 50 & Their Presidents’ Day Advice for Obama

Presidential advice for the Commander-in-Chief from men and women of color who hold similar titles in business

In honor of Presidents’ Day, 11 Black Presidents from the world of business share their…

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Dr. Gause's mother, Dr. Suzette Sines, is also a dentist and traveled with him to organize the group of Haitian medical and dental students, as well as pediatricians and dentists, to screen 300 students.

Looking Back and Giving Back: How Entrepreneurs Use Profitable Skills for Philanthropy

Three professionals who use their talents to help communities

These professionals are using their talents and skills not just for profit but to give…

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Mudslinging in politics and the press makes it a challenge to learn the facts about President Barack Obama’s record so far in office.  You would think that healthcare policy is the only area in which he has had an impact.

Being a business owner and concerned citizen, and knowing that entrepreneurship and business growth are ultimately going to be the driving forces of new job creation, I decided to go on a fact-finding mission to learn more about what President Obama has done for entrepreneurs and small business.  Here are five facts that we never hear about in the mainstream press. —Felicia Joy

5 Ways President Obama Has Helped Entrepreneurs

Don't be fooled by the headlines, the commander-in-chief supports small business

While many focus on the President’s healthcare policies, he has also made great strides in…

By Felicia Joy

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Healthcare on the Go

Making a doctor’s appointment just got a whole lot easier.

New ZocDoc allows smartphone users the ability to make doctor’s appointments from their mobile, revolutionizing…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Become an Empowered Patient

Here's how to actively manage your healthcare and speak up for your rights when you're ill

Your doctor’s office can be intimidating, but visits don’t have to be a daunting experience.…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Power Moves: How Your Small Business Can Make Money Now

Simple steps entrepreneurs can use to take your business to the next level

According to the recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners:…

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Obama’s Plan To Win The Future

State of Union calls for innovation, education and reform to move the nation

In his State of the Union Address, President Obama sought to rally the nation as…

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What Do You Want Obama to Say Tonight?

Political pundits and economists weigh in on what the President should address in tonight's State of the Union

The state of the union is an annual occasion in which a president receives more…

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Washington Report: House Republicans Pass Healthcare Repeal

The battle over heathcare continues on Capital Hill

Democrats and Republicans spent most of Wednesday streaming on and off of the House floor…

By Joyce Jones

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Democrats Stand Up Against ObamaCare Repeal

Sources say the repeal could be detrimental for African Americans who disproportionately suffer from pre-existing conditions

In a White House conference call with reporters, Garth Graham, M.D., HHS Deputy Secretary for…

By Joyce Jones

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Your health is everything. When you become ill, other aspects of your life are adversely affected. That’s why it’s important to do whatever you can to make sure you get the healthcare you deserve from your medical providers. Remember your doctor works for you not the other way around. Here are five simple tips for becoming an empowered patient.  By Sheiresa Ngo

5 Tips For Being An Empowered Patient

People often forget that their doctor works for them. Here are a few ways to make sure you get what you're paying for.

Your health is everything. When you become ill, other aspects of your life are adversely…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Military to Mainstream: 20 Resources for Service Members and Their Families

Make the most of these services for active-duty servicemen and veterans

Here are a number of resources offered by the U.S. government and a number of…

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Military to Mainstream: 5 People You Need to Know If You’re in the Military

A Who's Who for military resources

Here are five people all active duty personnel and veterans need to know.

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Franchise Insider: Figuring Out Franchising

How to be a successful franchisee or franchisor

Among the challenges facing franchisees, the economy tops the list. Here are a few factors…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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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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Where the Jobs Are: Health Information Technology

Recession-proof jobs are in healthcare

The health IT sector is booming despite the economic depression. This is mainly because of…

By Dale Coachman

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Unemployment Rate for Blacks Inched Lower in June

Payrolls drop by 125,000, reflecting loss of jobs for Census workers

The unemployment rate for African Americans inched slightly lower to 15.4% in June from 15.5%…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Environment Has Role in Health of African American Boys

Report recommends community-led approach to enhancing quality of life

The poor health of African American boys and young adult males is a result of…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Job In Demand: Physical Therapist

An overview of this lucrative field in healthcare

For the next eight years, the healthcare industry will be the largest supplier of employment…

By Brittany Hutson

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Though African American men and white men smoke cigarettes at roughly the same rate—25.5% compared with 23.6%—black men are 37% more likely to develop lung cancer and 22% more likely to die from it. For black women, lung cancer occurs at roughly the same rate as it does in white women, according to an American Lung Association report. Though the reason for the disparity is unclear, it appears to be the result of a confluence of factors such as genetics and access to healthcare.

Talking Points: What You Need to Know

Though African American men and white men smoke cigarettes at roughly the same rate—25.5% compared…

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Giving the Gift of Life

Leukemia patient's search for a bone marrow donor highlights low black representation on the national registry

Jennifer Jones Austin thought she just had a stomach virus. The married mother of two…

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The Executive Leadership Council held its Seventh Annual Black Women’s Leadership Summit April 19 – 20, 2010 at the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C. The event brought out  some of the most influential people in the public and private sectors to discuss the economic and political events that affect African American businesses and consumers. (Source: Kerry-Ann Hamilton)

ELC Hosts 2010 Black Women’s Leadership Summit

Some of the nation's most influential women focus on issues affecting African Americans

The Executive Leadership Council held its Seventh Annual Black Women’s Leadership Summit April 19 –…

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Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals

How you can get involved with the life sciences of the 21st century

There are many opportunities across disciplines in the fields of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

African American jobless rate; Making college affordable

Until this week, when President Barack Obama for a second time signed into law a…

By Joyce Jones

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BlackDoctor.org Makes Finding a Physician Easier

Site offers resources including expert bloggers and meal planner

BlackDoctor.org, an online healthcare database that includes referrals to black doctors nationwide, as well as…

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Kweisi Mfume Takes Helm of National Medical Association

Former NAACP chairman to lead healthcare organization at critical time

Kweisi Mfume, former chairman and CEO of the NAACP, was named the executive director of…

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Urban League Report Offers Solutions to Economic Crisis

'State of Black America' details plan to offset effects of recession

In the 34th edition of the its State of Black America report, the National Urban…

By Joyce Jones

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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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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…

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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…

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Washington Report: Updates From Capitol Hill

President Obama signs jobs bill

President Barack Obama signed the HIRE Act into law and sent Congress a blueprint for…

By Joyce Jones

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Healthcare Reform in the Final Stretch

Obama urges Congress to send him a bill

In his third campaign-style speech in a little more than a week, President Barack Obama…

By Joyce Jones

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Countdown to Reform?

Small business owners continue to struggle with employee health benefits as the healthcare bill hangs in the balance.

While the rush continues for Congress to deliver a cohesive healthcare reform bill, small…

By Brittany Hutson

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Healthcare Reform Summit Yields Little Consensus

Obama challenges lawmakers to finalize legislation in six weeks or less

Thursday’s healthcare reform summit was, in many ways, a last-ditch opportunity for President Barack Obama…

By Joyce Jones

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Lawmakers Square Off on Healthcare Reform

Republicans dismiss summit as 'political theater'

Obama led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in what he hoped was a “frank and…

By Joyce Jones

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My Turn to Take the Stage

The magic of pow-wowing with like-minded women

At the Women of Power Summit, moderator Chana Garcia loved all the bold-faced names in…

By Chana Garcia

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Organizations Continue Fight for HIV Prevention

Rate of new infections in blacks slows, but epidemic still a major crisis

When five organizations came together to start NBHAAD in 1999, the goal was to educate…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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How’s Your HEART?

Two professionals learn to manage a new life with heart disease. Their stories can save your life

Pamela Thomas had always received a ­perfect bill of health, but at age 38, Thomas’…

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Transcript: State of the Union Address

Obama focuses on economy, healthcare, housing in speech

Transcript of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address – As Prepared for Delivery
Madame…

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Obama Resets Agenda in State of the Union Address

Tax cuts, unemployment, national debt are top issues

President Obama vowed to not abandon plans for longer-term fixes to healthcare, energy, and education…

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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Dems Mull Options For Moving Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders insist they will push ahead with…

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Obama Hunkers Down As Health Care Falters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cool and confident, President Barack Obama basked in applause as he promised…

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Democrats Hope To Recover From A Lousy Week

WASHINGTON (AP) — A one-two punch of bad news suddenly has Democrats facing an election…

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Dems Mum On How To Keep Pushing Health Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders insist they will push ahead with…

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Obama Concedes Health Overhaul Hit ‘buzz Saw’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama conceded Friday that his health care overhaul ran into…

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Senate Chairman Suggests Breather On Health Care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut is suggesting that Democrats take a…

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Analysis: Paring Back Health Care Not So Easy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trimming back the 2,000-page, trillion-dollar Democratic health care bills to the parts…

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One Year Into The Obama Era: A Reader’s Thoughts

D�j� Vu and the American GOP

My fellow Americans, those of us who voted for the President Barack Obama need to…

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Obama Health Plan In Doubt As Dems Reject Fast Fix

WASHINGTON (AP) — Though reeling from a political body blow, House Democrats rejected the quickest…

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Obama’s Report Card: One Year Later

An assessment of the president's first year in office

It has been one year since history was made in the U.S. with the inauguration…

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A Natural Healer

The shelves at Sacred Vibes Apothecary hold a bounty of medicinal roots and herbs. On…

By Chana Garcia

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Obama on the Defense Against Black Politicians

Members of Congress and political pundits have grown louder in their frustration with the White…

By Renita Burns

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Washington Report

Dispatches from Capitol Hill

Dispatches from Capitol Hill: Healthcare reform

By Joyce Jones

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Lincoln University Repeals Controversial Health Requirement

School will promote fitness class for all students

After Lincoln University received widespread media attention and negative criticism, faculty voted this month to…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Need a Job Boost? Try the Healthcare Industry

Solid pay, diverse options provide prime opportunities

As the nation’s economy begins to recover from its dramatic tailspin, industry prognosticators are forecasting…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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Washington Report

Dispatches from Capitol Hill

Washington Report: Week of Dec. 7-11

By Joyce Jones

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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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High Healthcare Costs Linked to Preventable Diseases

Blacks increasingly at risk for obesity

Smoking, poor eating habits, and lack of exercise are contributing to an epidemic of chronic,…

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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Washington Report

Updates from Capitol Hill

Washington Report: Week of Nov. 9 – Nov. 13

By Joyce Jones

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Healthcare Reform Is Up to All of Us

Any plan I sign must include an insurance exchange: a one-stop shopping marketplace where you…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Washington Report

Washington Report: Week of Oct. 26

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Washington Report

Tax credits; healthcare; consumer protection

Homebuyers Tax Credit May Be Too Popular

In response to abuses and fraud uncovered by the…

By Joyce Jones

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Know the Facts: Precautions for Swine Flu

Experienced doctor talks symptoms, vaccinations

Dr. Mark Johnson, chair of the department of family medicine at the University of Medicine…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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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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Washington Report

Updates from Capitol Hill

Updates from Capitol Hill

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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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Breast Cancer Survivors

A fathers diagnosis helps spare his daughters life and together they learn how knowing their familys medical history would save others

Arnaldo Silva gave his daughter Vanessa the gift of life twice, the second time by…

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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…

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News Roundup: Week of Sept. 21 – Sept. 26

Tool raises awareness; Blacks tight-lipped at doctor's visits

News Roundup: Week of Sept. 21 – Sept 27

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News Roundup: Week of Sept. 14-20

Blacks distrust media; Stimulus aid to fight disease

News Roundup

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HHS Secretary Says ‘It’s Time for Change’

In part two of an exclusive interview, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius discusses how ealthcare reform…

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On the Frontlines of the Healthcare Reform Battle

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius talks Medicare, adequate coverage for all

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius about the political battle over healthcare reform.

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Talking Points

What you need to know now

Face of the Uninsured
The United States spends more than any other nation in the world…

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Obama Outlines Healthcare Goals Before Congress

President says public plan won't be deal breaker

Seeking to shift the vitriolic and partisan tenor of the debate over healthcare reform to…

By Joyce Jones

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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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Recession-Proof Healthcare Jobs

Opportunities for franchising, self-employment

The number of employees on company payrolls continues to decline in most industries. But in…

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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…

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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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Ovarian Cancer: Risks & Facts

The Facts
– Occurs in 1 in 72 women
– About 10% of ovarian cancer cases are…

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Save Money on Healthcare Costs

Stay healthyand wealthyby using these cost-cutting moves

In May and June of this year, Alisa Toney took her 22-month-old daughter, Camille, to…

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All in the Family

As more GenXers care for aging parents, creative planning can help beat high costs

Five years ago Jan Bryant found herself in the sandwich generation—those who are furthering their…

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Insurance Lapse

Small business owners still find it difficult to offer healthcare packages

As the Congressional debate over healthcare reform persists, small business owners are left to fend…

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When the Killer Is Not So Silent

Ovarian cancer was long thought to be asymptomatic and mostly a threat to older white women. One survivor learned the hard way that there's no such thing as a typical victim

For Chana Garcia, being healthy used to mean fitting in a lunchtime workout at the…

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Presidential Proclamation: National Ovarian Cancer Month

President Barack Obama proclaims September 2009 as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

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Making Long-Term Care Plans for Elderly

Six steps to usher aging relatives into their golden years

People who want to help aging parents can use common sense and a little bit…

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News Roundup

Robert Johnson in bid for Aqueduct Contract; Poitier, Bishop Tutu among Medal of Honor recipients

JohnsonHard Rock International announced a strategic alliance with entrepreneur Robert L.  Johnson, and also said…

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Obama Takes Healthcare Reform to AARP

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Thank you so much. (Applause.) I am just…

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Weekly Address: Health Insurance Reform

I recently heard from a small business owner from New Jersey who wrote that he…

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Obama on the Record: Healthcare Reform Town Hall

THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. Thank you. Thank you. Thank, please, everybody…

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Obama Takes Case for Healthcare Reform to the Airwaves

CBC lawmakers want to do it right, not do it fast

President Barack Obama held his fourth primetime press conference to make the case to the…

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Obama on the Record: News Conference on Healthcare Reform

THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. Please be seated. Before I take your questions,…

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News Roundup

Blacks have higher prevalence of obesity; credit card use declining; racial achievement gap persists

News Roundup

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Small Businesses Struggle to Offer Healthcare

Some say government should offer helping hand

Small businesses still find it difficult to offer employees healthcare.

By Simone Richards

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Small Business Owners Speak Out on Healthcare Reform

Entrepreneurs want lower costs, better benefits

As every small business owner worth their bottom line has long known, the ability to…

By Joyce Jones

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‘One Size Does Not Fit All’

NAACP panelists want more diversified healthcare approach

At two forums on healthcare reform at the NAACP’s Centennial Convention Saturday, panelists presented a…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Obama Pushes for Health and Energy Reform

President Barack Obama discusses the uprising in Iran during his opening remarks at a White…

By Joyce Jones

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Weekly Address: More on Healthcare Reform

Last week, I spoke to you about my commitment to work with Congress to pass…

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Healthcare Town Hall

President Barack Obama addresses a Wisconsin audience on his plans for healthcare reform. (Source: White…

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Lawmakers, HHS Seek to Redress Healthcare Disparities

Legislation to combat alarming disease rates in minorities

Racial and ethnic minorities have higher rates of obesity, cancer, diabetes, and AIDS than whites,…

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Weekly Address: Healthcare Reform

Over the past few days, I’ve been traveling through the Middle East and Europe working…

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What President Obama’s Economic Agenda Means for You

In his first three months in office, President
Barack Obama has transformed government into an…

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News Roundup

Veteran job fair, sustainability program

Minority patients are often under-prescribed, over-prescribed, or mis-prescribed pharmaceutical treatment for cardiovascular illness, asthma, psychiatric…

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Obama on the Record: Healthcare Costs

THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. We just had a wonderful conversation that is a…

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Obama on the Record: Reforming Healthcare System

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The Art—and Health Benefits—of a Dance

Sunyatta Amen takes a tradition and makes it much more than hip

“Food is your medicine or your poison—you make the choice every time you eat.” Amen…

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Day 45

President Obama hosted a healthcare reform forum, attended by congressional leaders and industry representatives. …

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Daschle Withdraws as HHS Nominee

Move Will Likely Affect Speed of Healthcare Reform

Tom Daschle withdrew Tuesday as President Barack Obama’s nominee for health and human services secretary…

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Morehouse Doctor Talks Health Disparities, Prevention

Youth awareness, education vital in stopping spread of diseases

Many have joined the fight to prevent, treat, and study the spread of diseases affecting…

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Change in Your Pocket?

Financial Forecast

Barack Obama finally has a chance to follow through on his campaign mantra of change.…

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The Costs of Cancer: Part Two

Awareness and prevention key to addressing costly epidemic

There are several theories that explain why blacks have higher mortality rates from cancer. They…

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Flex Your Buying Muscle

Flexible spending account a viable option to cover healthcare costs

If your insurance provider is cutting back while you are forced to pay more, don’t…

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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…

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World AIDS Day: Where Do Blacks Stand?

CDC director urges community participation in prevention

Dr. Kevin Fenton, director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB…

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Factchecking the Candidates

During and after the one and only vice presidential debate the McCain-Palin and Obama-Biden campaigns…

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Palin vs. Biden

The debate is over.  To her credit, Palin made no gaffes and gained confidence as…

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Obama Pounces, McCain Skirts the Issues

Presidential contenders John McCain and Barack Obama released new attack ads this morning.

In his ad,…

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The Costs of Cancer

Insurance coverage disparity linked to heightened mortality

There aren’t any studies that prove that African Americans, when diagnosed with cancer, carry a…

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Good for What Ails America?

In two new reports, the journal Health Affairs took a critical eye to Sens. Barack…

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High-End Healthcare

Get top-of-the-line services without the luxury budget

Critics say concierge medical services only go further in widening the gap in access to…

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LIST_DOCTORS

America’s Leading Doctors: Psychiatry

The leading medical practitioners of treatment of mental health issues including depression, eating disorders and substance abuse

Mental health remains a critical issue in America. A recent study funded by the National…

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Making Ends Meet

Dana and Julius Williams struggle with finances and eldercare

Unexpected events are apart of life. And perhaps no one knows this better than Dana…

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The Heart of the Matter

Doctors lead an initiative to improve cardiovascular health

As Americans are expressing interest in bettering their health, the African American community remains stagnant…

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On the Issues: Healthcare

Presidential hopefuls propose healthcare reform in varying degrees

The healthcare issues of the 2008 presidential election are as notable for what they highlight…

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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…

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A Healthy Perspective

A Washington, D.C.-area doctor goes green

When the Warners decided to open a second medical office to accommodate their expanding services…

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