African American medical providers east Oakland, California
Posted on: 10 May 2013
There are changes on the horizon with the new Affordable Care Act that is taking effect in January of 2014. We at Roots Alliance are African American medical providers in east Oakland california and we want to make sure that the transition is a seamless as possible for you. Here are some things you should know about the new act and what it means to you.
1. No more waivers for seniors
The new act that is taking place will no longer require a waiver for seniors over 65 who are below 133% of the poverty level. If you fall into this category, you will automatically qualify for Medicaid in every state.
2. Easier eligibility for children
The guidelines to enroll children in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will become more lax making it easier for youth to obtain insurance. In fact, they will now be able to use the Affordable Insurance Exchanges (AIE) system. The AIE system will allow for your entire family to use the same application instead of having to use a seperate application for every family member.
3. Psychiatric Coverage
From 2014-2017 the act is funding a demonstration project in California. This project will expand coverage to treat psychiatric emergencies in a psychiatric hospital settings. If you or someone in your family has a mental illness, they will be able to have a hospital stay without burdening you with the cost.
4. Services for Pregnant Women to Quit Smoking
The new act offers free services to help mothers-to-be stop smoking while pregnant. This is offered without cost sharing to ensure the health of the newborn. These services include counseling and pharmacotherapy.
5. Hospice and Curative Care for Children
The new law will make sure that children are able to receive their curative treatment if they elect for hospice benefits and the child is enrolled in CHIP.
These are just a handful of changes that will be taking effect in January. We at the Roots Alliance are here to make sure that you know your rights and what will happen next. Don’t wait until January, contact us today.
AQUIL NAJI C.O.O