Understanding The Affordable Care Act

Doctor checkup (credit: Clipart.com)

Understanding The Affordable Care Act: Helping The Uninsured Get Enrolled

The key provision of the Affordable Care Act, known as the individual mandate, goes into effect on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

09/27/2013

Doctor Examines Woman (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Understanding The Affordable Care Act: Will Law Create Doctor Shortage?

Those who will be newly insured and doctors alike have expressed concerns that the law will cause a shortage of doctors.

09/26/2013

Geriatric ER, Mt. Sinai Hospital.  The skylight helps improve the mental health of patients. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Understanding The Affordable Care Act: Mount Sinai’s Geriatric ER

Mount Sinai Hospital has been experimenting with an emergency department for patients 65 years and older.

09/25/2013

Williamsburg restaurant owner George Weld

Understanding The Affordable Care Act: Brooklyn Small Business Owner Joining Exchange

George Weld, the owner of Egg and Parish Hall restaurants in Williamsburg, will take advantage of New York’s Small Business Health Options program for businesses with less than 50 employees.

09/24/2013

Cardiac patient Louis Ferreira uses his tablet issued by Hackensack University Medical Center's Accountable Care Organization. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Understanding The Affordable Care Act: N.J. Hospital Improves Care, Cuts Costs

Hackensack University Medical Center’s Accountable Care Organization has set 6 patients up with a computerized tablet monitored by a nurse.

09/23/2013

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Understanding The Affordable Care Act: One Woman’s Concerns

Elisabeth Benjamin with the Community Service Society of New York said their team of volunteers has been busy helping people figure out the best deal for their specific situation.

09/20/2013

Affordable Care Act information session in Irvington, N.J. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Understanding The Affordable Care Act: Volunteers Help NJ Residents Enroll

States that designed their own exchanges will get federal help to spread the word.

09/19/2013

Madeline  Aviles is unemployed but said under the Affordable Care Act, she'll get health insurance at a cost similar to what she had at her old job. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Understanding The Affordable Care Act: Unemployed Bronx Woman To Get Coverage

Madeline Aviles, 60, was laid off in January and suddenly found herself without health insurance.

09/18/2013

A doctor wears a stethoscope during an examination (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Understanding The Affordable Care Act: New York’s Online Exchanges

In New York, 17 different plans will offer different levels of tiered coverage: platinum, gold, silver or bronze.

09/17/2013

Pamphlets encouraging Americans to get enrolled in the Affordable Care Act. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Understanding The Affordable Care Act: Individual Mandate

The so-called individual mandate, the centerpiece of the legislation, goes into effect on Oct. 1.

09/16/2013