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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 06:27 PM

Finally! Information on the implementation of Obamacare (as I like to call it)


I am a volunteer at a Food Bank in Colorado and next week I will attend a 2 day seminar that our state Dept. of Health Care Policy and Financing is offering free through Community Partner Regional Trainings. It's for individuals and organizations that assist potential clients through the application process. These trainings are to help build a common understanding of key elements of the ACA and Colorado's ACA implementation plan, and to strengthen community organization capacity to help families understand the application process and benefits potentially available to them.

Sessions will cover:
* an ACA overview,
* changes in Medicaid and CHP+ policy,
* Connect for Health Colorado,
* systems interactions, PEAK,
* the new Medicaid/CHP+ application

For weeks now I've heard clients skeptical and/or fearful of changes to their Medicaid or CHP. On the other hand I have clients who are very excited and hopeful that they'll finally have some kind of healthcare insurance.



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Reply Finally! Information on the implementation of Obamacare (as I like to call it) (Original post)
beveeheart Aug 2013 OP
Skittles Aug 2013 #1
beveeheart Aug 2013 #3
riqster Aug 2013 #2
beveeheart Aug 2013 #4
madamesilverspurs Aug 2013 #5
beveeheart Aug 2013 #7
riqster Aug 2013 #9
sheshe2 Aug 2013 #6
glinda Aug 2013 #8

Response to beveeheart (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 06:31 PM

1. looking forward to your updates, beveeheart

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 06:59 PM

3. My hope is that I'll be able to answer

questions that our clients have.

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Response to beveeheart (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 06:55 PM

2. I am looking forward to hearing about it!

The ACA has already helped my two youngest to have insurance. And in January, my wife and I can no longer be denied insurance because of our pre-existing conditions.

That's enough to make me a supporter: I hope you come back with more reasons!

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Response to riqster (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 07:10 PM

4. Many of our clients have pre-existing conditions

and are unaware (until I tell them, of course) that they won't be denied coverage in 2014.

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Response to beveeheart (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 07:18 PM

5. The year I spent

at the Weld Food Bank was, hands down, one of the most edifying experiences of my life. It is nothing short of remarkable to have such a place that serves as a nexus for healthful information for entire communities. Even though I'm no longer able to be there I have retained the friendship of those who work there. I've told many people: if you're sick at heart, volunteer at a food bank for a few days. Those who took the advice were glad they did.

Keep up the good work!

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 07:35 PM

7. And thank YOU for your past service, madame Silverspurs.

There's always room for more volunteers, just as there is always need for more donations. At this time of year, we especially love gardeners who have an abundance of veggies and fruits (hint, hint).

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 10:07 PM

9. Speaking as a formerly homeless man,

Thank you for feeding others in similar straits.

We are none of independent:we are all interdependent. And volunteers strengthen those ties.

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Response to beveeheart (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 07:30 PM

6. I know you will be able

to help them overcome their fears!

Good for you, beveeheart!

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Response to beveeheart (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 09:28 PM

8. BCBS just informed me my rates are going up and they blame it on Obamacare.

Sadly the State of MN. has chosen to use BCBS as one of the providers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Asshats. I cannot afford to pay more! And I even raised the deductible as is!

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