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UM analysis: Rural health care options more limited in Michigan
Residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties can choose from 55 insurance plans on the health care marketplace, with all of the region's hospitals participating in a majority of the plans, according to a review by The Detroit News. In contrast …
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5 Health Insurance Mistakes to Avoid
"The most common mistake people make when buying health plans is only looking at premiums and deductibles," says Abir Sen, co-founder and CEO of Gravie, a free service that helps individuals and employers comparison shop for health insurance.
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Was This Obamacare's Biggest Winner?

Was This Obamacare's Biggest Winner?
Gains for insurers participating in Obamacare have been mixed. One company, though, stands out from the crowd as probably the single biggest real winner from Obamacare so far — private health insurance exchange operator eHealth (NASDAQ: EHTH ) .
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Efforts to Expand Dental Care Described in Update
BARTOW | Recognizing the need for uninsured people to have access to dental care and surgical procedures, Polk County's indigent health care program is working with the local health department, volunteer clinics and others to expand what's offered here …
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Flooding forces evacuation of seniors from care home
The WRHA says all residents, along with their nursing and health-care aides, have been moved to nearby facilities including St. Amant Centre and Actionmarguerite. They are expected to be there for at least 72 hours. More details are expected to be …
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CBO Projects Lower Premiums in Health-Insurance Exchanges

CBO Projects Lower Premiums in Health-Insurance Exchanges
Health-insurance premiums for plans sold on the Affordable Care Act's exchanges will be lower than previously expected, according to a report released Monday by the Congressional Budget Office. The findings, by Congress's nonpartisan spending analysts, …
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Georgia officials seeking more choice in state health plan
ATLANTA | State officials said Tuesday that they plan to increase the number of insurers and health plan options for state employees and teachers next year. The State Health Benefit Plan has been a target of fierce criticism since Jan. 1. That's when …
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Obama on health care law: 'This thing is working'
The department also touted the 3 million adults younger than 26 who are insured through their parents' plans, and 3 million people enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Plan program as of February. The news follows a busy week on the …
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Affordable Care Act May Help Close Gap on Health Disparities
Due to the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans, especially people of color, now have access to affordable health coverage. The law is also increasing access to care. For example, there are investments in community health centers that provide …
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Survey: US sees sharpest health insurance premium increases in years
The investment bank's April survey of 148 brokers found that this quarter, the average premium increase for customers renewing an insurance plan is 12 percent in the small group market and 11 percent in the individual market, according to Forbes' Scott …
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5 Health Insurance Mistakes to Avoid
The Affordable Care Act brought health insurance to the forefront of the public's collective consciousness, but that doesn't mean we're necessarily any smarter about how we use our policies. Everyone who has health insurance, … "The most common …
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Car Insurance for Teenaged Drivers Doesn’t Need to be Expensive

When you are youthful, one of the most fascinating issues to look forward to is the day you get your driver license. Their thoughts are thinking about the places they will go and friends they’ll see, but as a parent, your mind is likely thinking about the hazards and expense of having a teenaged motorist.

Sadly, teens are statistically the most likely generation to get into a collision. Because of this, insurance providers charge teenaged drivers the most when it comes to automobile insurance. Insurance firms need to make money just like any other company and when a driver makes a claim, they lose money. Hence they need to charge risky motorists more for insurance to insure the higher chance that they’ll be paying claims.

Discount Car Insurance for Adolescents

Even though car insurance for adolescents is pricey and your young child getting the wheel could be stress provoking, the good news is it gets better over time. In the meantime, doing everything you can to lower their insurance premium will conserve you and your teenager cash each month and make their summer job dollars stretch further. Info from

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- Variety of auto – purchasing a reasonable, dependable, safe vehicle to your teen will save you cash. If you can, upgrade the automobile with the latest safety and security features.

- Comparison shop – shop on line and also find as many automobile quotes as you can. This gives you the finest opportunity at locating a good deal and optimizing your price reductions.

- Reductions – there are a variety of reductions available for teen-aged motorists like great student, low mileage, driver’s training class reduction, being apart at school with no car, multicar, and multi-policy reductions among others.

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Kincaid Police Chief No Longer Paid on Leave
Illinois Central TV. Every week "Illinois Central" brings you the stories about the people in Central Illinois, from area history to the arts, the great outdoors to health and fitness. WICS :: Community – Automotive …
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Moving Average Crossover: Great News for Health Insurance Innovations (HIIQ
Health Insurance Innovations Inc ( HIIQ ) could be a stock to avoid from a technical perspective, as the firm is seeing unfavorable trends on the moving average crossover front. Recently, the 50 Day Moving Average for HIIQ broke out below the 200 Day …
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New Executive Director Hired for genHkids Coalition
And she's very, very committed to improving the quality of the health of Springfield and really of Illinois as a whole," said Dr. Kemia Sarrah, President and Founder of the genHkids Coalition. In Dillman's role as executive director, she will oversee …
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Car Insurance for Teenaged Drivers Doesn’t Need to be Expensive

When you’re young, perhaps one of the most thrilling things to look ahead to is the day you get your driver’s licence. Their heads are thinking about the areas they’ll go and pals they’ll see, but as a parent, your head is likely thinking about the risks and expense of having a teenaged motorist.

Unfortunately, adolescents are mathematically the most likely generation to enter a collision. This is because they have less experience on the road, less whim control, more of a feeling that it “can not occur to them’, more distractions, and they occasionally do not make the greatest decisions. Due to this, insurers bill teenaged drivers the most when it comes to automobile insurance. Thus they need to bill high-risk motorists more for insurance to insure the higher chance that they’ll be paying claims.

Reduction Automobile Insurance for Teenagers

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- Sort of auto – buying a practical, dependable, secure vehicle for your teenager can help you save money. When you can, upgrade the automobile with the latest safety and security characteristics.

- comparison-shop – store on line and locate as many automobile insurance quotes as you can. This gives you the finest opportunity at finding a good deal and optimizing your discounts.

- Discounts – there are an array of reductions accessible for teen-aged motorists including good pupil, low mpg, driver’s training class discount, being apart at school without a auto, multi-automobile, and multiple-coverage reductions among others.

Senior Life Insurance Available Under Any Circumstance According to

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 13, 2014, a Chicago-based online life insurance comparison service, is today guaranteeing that any senior citizen between age 50-80 can acquire life insurance, and healthy senior citizens can generally purchase life insurance with merely a lab exam and about twenty questions. “Obviously, purchasing life insurance early in life is the prudent solution, but for those who may have procrastinated, it’s still generally makes sense to purchase life insurance later in life. Senior life insurance still financially makes sense in that the premiums paid for coverage in aggregate are generally far less than the benefits paid at death”, said Eric Smith, the founder of Has Published Two Scenarios of How a 75 Year-Old Man can be Insured:

75 year-old man’s best option if his health had been severely degraded by chronic health conditions:

$ 20,000 worth of guaranteed life insurance is $ 199.73 per month with a fixed rate for life

$ 25,000 worth of underwritten life insurance is $ 123 per month (assuming best rate class) with a fixed rate for life’s future plans involve allocating additional resources to promoting senior life insurance and guaranteed issue life insurance.

Readers looking for more information on term or permanent life insurance products are encouraged to visit, or call Eric Smith at 888.374.2764.

Obamacare eclipses low-cost NJ health plan for middle-class kids

Obamacare eclipses low-cost NJ health plan for middle-class kids
While the federal government was trumpeting the benefits of Obamacare to boost enrollment earlier this year, about 1,800 families in New Jersey were receiving letters telling them their children would be losing their health coverage last week. The …

Sebelius Exits, but Health-Care War Endures
They are taking the fact that 7.5 million Americans now have signed up for health insurance under Obamacare—a figure that seemed impossible just two months ago—as a sign of a corner turned. Thus, November's national election figures to be the third …
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Millions More People Are Getting Health Insurance Because Of Obamacare
RAND Corporation released its findings Tuesday, showing that the health care law is poised to spur a net gain of 9.3 million more insured Americans. The survey results were collected through March 28, 2014, and respondents will be part of a follow-up …
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Health rebate sows seeds of confusion

Health rebate sows seeds of confusion
A parting gift from Wayne Swan was the bright idea of having a tax rebate that depreciates over time. Oh dear, I hope Joe Hockey isn't reading this. And where better to try out this reverse indexation than on private health insurance, as if premium …
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Cheap Car Insurance for Drivers Now Comparable Through New Insurer Tool
The prices that are now available for review includes renter, health and life insurance that can be found on the homepage at About The company is helping American motorists to …
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MINNESOTA NEWS ROUNDUP: Teen to get life in prison for murdering Willmar
Renewed political fire between Republicans and Governor Dayton as a legislative oversight committee meets this morning (9am) on the state's troubled MNsure health insurance exchange. … Dayton responds, quote, "They just want to trash MNsure.
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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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