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A health insurance shopping site for Round 2 of Obamacare
Christian Wells thought he had the perfect tool for the rollout of Obamacare: a website enabling health insurance shoppers to compare prices and coverage based on their own health conditions. He hadn't counted on the program's stutter-step start, however.
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Health Canada Rules Require Liam McKnight, Child With Epilepsy, To Smoke
He once called the experience <a href="">"one of the most important things in my life."</a> His use of …. Peter Lewis, former …
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Life Insurance for Senior Citizens: It Is Possible to Compare Quotes Online
Permanent life insurance for seniors can help families cover high last expenses and properly bury their loved ones. is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does …
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Health Partners America Publishes New Whitepaper 10 ACA FAQs for Individuals and Families

Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) July 18, 2014

Health Partners America (, a company that provides training, tools, and technology solutions for insurance agents and employers who are navigating the health reform legislation, announces the release of its new white paper 10 ACA FAQs for Individuals and Families. This 11-page document was written to help health insurance agents and brokers answer some of the most common and often most difficult questions their clients are asking.

As the paper explains, although weve already completed the first annual open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, a majority of Americans are still confused about the health reform legislation, and many arent sure where to turn for help. This document will help agents give them the information they need.

This white paper covers a lot of ground, says Mel Blackwell, CEO of Health Partners America. It addresses topics like the individual mandate, penalties, and premium tax credits, as you might expect, but it also explains how health plans are changing under the law, how people with current coverage might be able to hang on to it, and how health insurance companies will treat pre-existing conditions.

Insurance agents have spent a lot of time educating their clients about the legislation in the past four years both the pros and the cons but there are still a lot of people who have yet to learn about their responsibility to purchase health coverage and the financial assistance they may qualify for. This tool helps simplify the material for them so that brokers can get their clients up to speed and then begin working on a solution.

Health Partners America is offering the full report at no cost through the companys website.

About Health Partners America

Since 2007, Health Partners America has been providing game-changing training and solutions to agents and brokers nationwide. HPA is a technology and consulting company that works with and through brokers in order to engage with the marketplace through healthcare reform. HPA Partners with agents and brokers nationally to bring them technology solutions, private exchange sites, marketing tools, training, and leverage to help them be more successful.


If youd like more information about this topic or about HPA, please contact Katie Burns at media(at)healthpartnersamerica(dot)com or visit

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Maryland health exchange hopes to win back trust with enrollee success stories
Maryland health exchange leaders hope to win back residents with stories of people who successfully enrolled in insurance through the online marketplace and are loving their new coverage. And the state will spend millions of dollars on the effort.
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Good grades pay off: National Merit Scholars to get free ride
A new Florida law offers high school grads who scored high enough on PSATs to win a National Merit Scholarship a free ride at a state university — tuition, room and board, books, fees, transportation and health insurance. An equivalent amount will …
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Assiniboine Park gets half-million-dollar donation for pathways
Two of the city's biggest insurance companies stepped forward today with donations to repave and extend the network of pathways at the Assiniboine Park. Desjardins Insurance donated $ 500,000, the single largest donation the health and life insurer has …
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Affordable No Medical Exam Life Insurance for Former Cancer Patients

(PRWEB) July 14, 2014 has released a new blog post explaining how to find affordable no medical exam life insurance for former cancer patients.

Former cancer patients can now find affordable life insurance in a fast and convenient way: by comparing quotes. Insurance brokerage websites can help customers find the best rates by comparing offers from several agencies in the country.

Life insurance for former cancer patients can be difficult to find and many clients will not be eligible. Eligibility conditions can be strict. However, with professional help and by using quote comparison services, clients can find affordable coverage online.

No medical exam life insurance plans can provide coverage and financial protection for former cancer patients. These policies have a simplified application process as it does not require medical examinations. The underwriting process lasts only 24 hours. is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This website is unique because it does not simply stick to one kind of insurance provider, but brings the clients the best deals from many different online insurance carriers. In this way, clients have access to offers from multiple carriers all in one place: this website. On this site, customers have access to quotes for insurance plans from various agencies, such as local or nationwide agencies, brand names insurance companies, etc. is owned by Internet Marketing Company.

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Homeowners Insurance Quotes Now Delivered Online at Insurer Website

Homeowners Insurance Quotes Now Delivered Online at Insurer Website
It is now simpler to receive health, renters or business insurance information when entering the secondary system at "Any user of our website can enter a zip code to immediately start the sorting process of …
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Some Still Lack Coverage Under Health Law
Months after the sign-up deadline, thousands of Americans who purchased health insurance through the Affordable Care Act still don't have coverage due to problems in enrollment systems. In states including California, Nevada and Massachusetts, which …
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No Medical Exam Life Insurance Online – Find Advantageous Offers and High
Comparing quotes will help clients find the best life insurance rates. Insurance brokerage websites will provide plans from reliable agencies. is an online provider of life, home, health, and auto insurance quotes. This …
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NEW MASS HEALTH INSURANCE SITE PASSES KEY TEST, via Felice J. Freyer on “A new software system for the state's health insurance website passed its first key test this week, and a final decision on whether Massachusetts will run …
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Why Ontario drivers pay the highest car insurance rates in the country

Why Ontario drivers pay the highest car insurance rates in the country
As with U.S. health care, the debate over private and public auto insurance has been cast along ideological lines that obscure underlying economic realities. … *Kanetix provides a “lowest rate” but does not identify it until the consumer calls for a …
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Only CBS Covers Latest on Boehner Lawsuit Against Obama, Labels it 'Very
On Friday, only CBS This Morning covered the latest developments on House Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Obama over a 2013 executive order delaying the ObamaCare employer mandate. [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the …
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Insurers' Need a Strong Marketing Pitch
Among the things to focus in on with various health insurance websites when choosing a health insurance plan is finding pertinent information for different plans offered and requesting insurance quotes. Make sure you also check into the company's …
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UFCW Members, Family Members Awarded 2014 Union Plus Scholarships
Education sets up our kids for success, leadership and happiness," said Leslie Tolf , president of Union Privilege, the organization behind Union Plus benefits and the scholarship program. "By awarding these scholarships we level the playing field …
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Non Owner Car Insurance Quotes Now Displayed Automatically at Insurance
American insurance companies frequently revise coverage plans for motor vehicle owners to meet the needs of different drivers each year. The Quotes Pros company allows research of prices through its website and has added non owner car insurance …
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20 Million Americans Get Insurance Under Obamacare, Report Says

20 Million Americans Get Insurance Under Obamacare, Report Says
The report looks at both people who gained coverage through insurance marketplaces, and people who gained coverage due to provisions in the Affordable Care Act (such as those qualifying for Medicaid and those now covered through the Children's Health …
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County health insurance provider adjust under Affordable Care Act mandates
Although the new rates will begin in January 2015, when Hocking County renews their insurance plan, the consortium will present renewal packages to the county on August 8 of this year. They advanced the date in anticipation of all the paperwork …
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Research Report on Medical Tourism Market 2014 Edition by

Albany, NY (PRWEB) July 04, 2014

Medical treatment in abroad, also called medical tourism, is a booming international industry where patients seek healthcare services from sources outside their country. Usually every type of medical treatment is available in abroad with over 50 countries, identifying as destinations in medical tourism. Medical tourism is a high-value sector that generates revenue for multiple industries. Given the lucrative potential fees, more governments are dedicating resources to boost the sector in their respective countries.

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Medical tourists are presently traveling to faraway countries for cosmetic surgery, dental procedures, bariatric surgery, assisted reproductive technology, ophthalmologic care, orthopaedic surgery, cardiac surgery, organ and cellular transplantation, gender reassignment procedures, and even executive health evaluations.

The report cites that rise in healthcare costs, long wait times, an ageing population, and increasing demand for cosmetic and dental surgery not covered by insurance in developed countries, coupled with the availability of high quality, low cost medical services in developing countries are the key drivers for the rise in medical tourism industry. Patients travelling abroad can save upto 85% of the cost of a procedure by travelling abroad. The worlds top four medical tourism destinations: Thailand, Singapore, India and Malaysia are seeing a steady increase in medical tourists every year. India is one of the lowest cost and highest quality medical tourism destination. It offers low-cost cardiovascular and orthopedic procedures, at about one-tenth the cost of similar surgeries in the US.

Table of Contents:

1. Market Overview

1.1 Medical Tourism Industry Structure

2. Medical Tourism – Market Size

2.1 Global Medical Tourism Market

2.2 Asian Medical Tourism Market

Premiums Rise at Big Insurers, Fall at Small Rivals Under Health Law

Premiums Rise at Big Insurers, Fall at Small Rivals Under Health Law
Tens of thousands of consumers nationwide who bought insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act could face a tough choice this fall: swallow higher premiums to stay in their plan, or save money by switching? WSJ's Louise Radnofsky joins Simon …
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District residents find long delays getting health insurance from private plans
Consumers who signed up for private health insurance through the District's new insurance marketplace are experiencing lengthy delays in getting coverage, in some cases two to three months long, because of problems processing their applications, …
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Access To Care: WWAV & LSU Health Sciences

The human papilloma virus (HPV) is the leading cause of cervical cancer; in the United States alone, the incidence of an HPV infection in women between the ages of 18-22 is 50%. These statistics by themselves are enough to cause alarm. Now consider the factors involved in a women going to an OB/GYN clinic to be screened for the virus; consider the need to take off work, how she will commute to tImagehe clinic, the amount of waiting involved once she’s finally there, and what about child care? For these reasons, Women With A Vision has paired with LSU Health Sciences in a study focusing on the usability of a home-test kit for HPV.

Outreach worker Zina Mitchell has lead the group in recruiting community participation as well as teaching current WWAV interns the most effective way of reaching individuals. The neighborhoods specified by the study are Treme, Holly Grove, and Central City. Beginning outreach during the first week in October, we have distributed over 120 flyers to individuals in grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, and to those walking down sidewalks. General reactions have been inquisitive and friendly, asking more about what we’re doing and who we are. Conversations have allowed us to explain further the reason women need to be screened for HPV, regardless if they choose to do so through this study opportunity.

Recruiting participants has proved to be an interesting endeavor; learning how best to explain the risks involved in contracting HPV as well as why learning one’s own status could lead to preventing cervical cancer. The procedure of the study randomly assigns individuals to either a clinic visit or to use a home-testing kit. Among other forms required by the Institutional Review Board (IRB), we then present the individual with a questionnaire to verify eligibility (only those between the ages of 21-64 qualify) and a pre-test that will later be compared to the post-test. For those who are assigned to the clinic, WWAV provides either bus or street car tokens or a gas card—depending on the need of the client—and then we schedule an appointment.

For those assigned to the home-testing kit, the process is a bit more involved. We have pre-made kits for the women, including instructions on how to do the test. She then inserts the provided tampon for 2 hours, removes it and places it in the given tube and plastic bag, then places the pre-paid box in the mail, destination LSU Health Sciences.

Although we are in the beginning stages of this project, we anticipate a positive response from the communities participating. The mentality behind this study, the convenience and accessibility of testing for HPV at home, explains our involvement and support of the project. The clients that we work and interact with could only benefit from an easy method allowing them to determine their own HPV status when considering the many obstacles involved in preventing them from accessing services at an OB/GYN clinic; money, child care, and transportation being just a few of the deterrents.

Limited access to care especially in the realm of health services is a known reality for the individuals and families we serve. The idea of being able to assess one’s own health status at home opens a world of possibilities and allows for the individual to reclaim his or her own power; the power of autonomy. Removing stigma as it relates to health care opens the door to myriad opportunities for individuals to protect their own bodies from disease and to manage a life-style that will lead them to a long and happy life. At-home testing for HPV will do just that.

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Crimes Against Nature by Solicitation Conviction? You may no longer have to register as a sex offender




Do you or someone you know have a Crimes Against Nature by solicitation conviction? The law has changed and you may no longer be required to register as a sex offender.

WWAV and Orleans Public Defenders are hosting 3 upcoming information sessions on how individuals can file a Motion in court to get off of the sex offender registry permanently.


  • Monday, Oct 8: 11am, 7th Ward Neighborhood Center, 1910 Urquhart Street
  • Monday, Oct 15: 6pm, 7th Ward Neighborhood Center, 1910 Urquhart Street
  • Thursday, Oct 25: 11am, 2601 Tulane Ave, 6th Floor, OPD Conference Room


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WWAV presents our new Micro-Enterprise program!

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A Call to Action: Global Sex Workers Recommend Policy Change for Better HIV Prevention and Treatment

Women With A Vision’s Executive Director, Deon Haywood, joined sex worker advocates from around the World to discuss a universal problem; policies and legislation that discriminate and criminalize sex workers. The panelist explained the faults of these policies and offered recommendations for change. The panel represented regions of Africa, Latin America, the Carribean, United States and Western Europe. Check out other amazing panels in the International Aids Conference at

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The Personal is Political

It’s been a little over a year since I became involved in Women With A Vision. And as anyone who has ever worked with us knows, that means I’ve been tasked with anything and everything. I’ve created outreach materials, helped clients complete Medicaid applications, provided clean syringes to injection drug users. But of all activities I’ve taken part in during my time at Women With A Vision, our story circles stand out.

Twice a month WWAV hosts story circles—a community-based storytelling session. Our staff, interns and participants gather around in a circle to tell stories, share our lived experiences, and find a collective voice. WWAV’s participants are overwhelmingly low-income women and transgender women of color, a number of whom are involved in the street-based economies. Story circles thus achieve the important task of centering the voices of people who are too often made invisible in our society. They not only engender a sense of community and awareness, but they also promote healing and collective action.

Timid and a little quirky, afraid that I wouldn’t gain the acceptance of our participants, I did very little talking in the first few story circles. I had come to WWAV as a student intern from University of New Orleans. And while my coursework in the sociology of gender had impassioned me, serving as the impetus for my politicization as a young Latina woman living in the South, there was also a gap between what I had been taught in the classroom and what I was now learning in our story circles. My courses at school had given me a theoretical understanding of the ways in which systems of race, gender, class, and sexuality intersect to create social inequality. But story circles lent a face and a voice to the people who live under the pressure of those inequalities. I admire our participants’ resilience, and I admire the generosity with which they shared their lives with me.

Eventually, my timidity washed away, allowing me reciprocate the same generosity our participants had shown me in sharing their stories. As I developed relationships with our participants, they came to call me ‘White Chocolate.’ Not only is this a delicious nickname, but I felt it validated my place in WWAV. That nickname is a reminder of my personal trajectory at WWAV—from a reserved to a more confident person with a deep social justice commitment.

Perhaps that’s why I so vividly remember my incredulous reaction when I got Deon’s message that “our office was torched.” Torched? As a non-native English speaker, I had initially thought: perhaps there is another definition of the word “torched” that eludes me. Because “torched” certainly couldn’t mean that our office had been set on fire. My denial was quickly punctured as our photos and videos began to circulate on the web.

In the month since fire, all of us have experienced many ups and downs. WWAV has not only been a safe haven, but it has also been a place of growth for all us. The violence of this attack is an ever-present reminder that the personal is indeed political. As we continue our rebuilding process, this awareness is what keeps all of us going. Someone tried to stamp us out by destroying the materials we use to do our work, but our work—our vision—goes so much deeper than that. It is inside all of us who are part of the WWAV family. That’s something that can’t be burned down.

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We Know Where We’ll Be On July 4th!

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WWAV First Update Video!


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