Help with HIV Medication

A reader recently wrote asking how to find affordable HIV medications. According to the American Academy of HIV Medicine, this is a common problem. The federal government funds AIDS Drug Assistance Programs in each state. However, over the past several years these programs have suffered from budget constraints, resulting in tougher eligibility criteria. Ohio’s program […]

Help with HIV Medications

A reader recently wrote asking how to find affordable HIV medications. According to the American Academy of HIV Medicine, this is a common problem. The federal government funds AIDS Drug Assistance Programs in each state. However, over the past several years these programs have suffered from budget constraints, resulting in tougher eligibility criteria. Ohio’s program […]

Hear Dr. Nemer speak on shopping the insurance exchanges

WAKR’s Jasen Sokol interviewed Summit County Medical Society President Waleed Nemer, MD, on what to expect if you’re in the market for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.  Dr. Nemer offers tips on smart comparison shopping. Listen to the interview.

2015 Enrollment Now Open for Health Insurance Coverage under the Affordable Care Act

Here are some quick facts if you are renewing health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, or applying for the first time: If you’re enrolled in a 2014 Marketplace plan, your coverage ends December 31, 2014. It doesn’t matter when in 2014 coverage began.   To continue health coverage in 2015, you can renew […]

Pink Ribbon Offers Free Cervical Screenings to Eligible Women

In the realm of women’s health, don’t forget the importance of screening for cervical cancer. As Summit County Public Health points out on its website and in flyers, the state of Ohio’s Pink Ribbon Project includes free screening for cervical cancer, in addition to breast cancer, for low-income women. Summit County Public Health administers the […]

Price Check on 2 Very Common Blood Tests

If you’re paying out-of-pocket for blood tests, you’ll find a wide range in charges – with differences of more than $100 for the exact same test.  HelpWithMedicalCosts finds that Pioneer Physician Network offers lab work at far lower charges that hospital-based labs.  Pioneer labs are open to the general public. Learn more about published prices […]

Help is here in Summit County for accessing Obamacare health insurance

If you need help enrolling for health insurance coverage through the new Health Insurance Marketplace or the state-run Medicaid program, there are several places you can go throughout the Akron area. The Beacon Journal recently published a list of community agencies that will offer help throughout December. For example, certified application counselors from Axess Pointe […]

You say Obamacare hits your doorstep?

So you say your health insurance just got cancelled?  Or changes in your Medicare gap insurance mean you may need to find a new doctor?  Yes, the details of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — commonly called Obamacare — are hitting home. Here are some things happening around Ohio: While the numbers are yet unclear, […]

Calculate Costs for Insurance under Obamacare or Call for Personal Help

  The federal government has a new resource to help people access personal help and calculate the cost of insurance plans available as a result of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.  The resource is an interactive e-newsletter called Health Insurance Marketplace, offered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).   One […]

Easy steps to understand Obamacare

Dear Readers, As a way of helping her own patients, Dr. Pennie Marchetti, a board member of the Summit County Medical Society, prepared this easy Fact Sheet on Obamacare — formally called the Affordable Care Act (ACC). It’s a great reference for those who would like a simple explanation.  Thank you, Dr. Marchetti! Learn about […]

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