Affordable Care Act

Jamaica Hospital ready for Obamacare
Jamaica Hospital ready for Obamacare
Health Liam La Guerre 11/08/2013 at 3:04PM

Residents looking for more information about insurance under the new Affordable Care Act need not search too far. Officials from Jamaica Hospital said they are planning to reach out to the community to help people learn about plans under New York State of Health, the state’s dedicated health care marketplace under the health care reform [...]

Obama acknowledges issues with healthcare website
Obama acknowledges issues with healthcare website
News Liam La Guerre 10/23/2013 at 4:52PM

Although it was created to solve problems, Obamacare has been through a rough couple of weeks following the marketplace launch. People have complained about website crashes and other issues on, where residents can find information about the Affordable Care Act or sign up for new health insurance coverage. The website has suffered because of [...]

President Obama signs bill to end government shutdown and raise debt limit
President Obama signs bill to end government shutdown and raise debt limit
Politics Angy Altamirano 10/17/2013 at 12:05PM

After 16 days of the government being shut down for the first time in close to two decades, business is back up and running. On Wednesday night, Congress passed a bill that would help fund the government through January 15, 2014 and raise the debt limit until February 7. President Barack Obama signed the bill [...]

Affordable Care Act: Exchange sign up starts October 1
News Liam La Guerre 9/25/2013 at 4:32PM

The first dose of the Affordable Care Act, nicknamed Obamacare, is nearly ready to start rolling. People can sign up for health insurance through the Health Care Marketplace starting on Tuesday, October 1, which will take effect when provisions of the legislation start on January 1, 2014. The sign-up period will continue until March 31, [...]

Elder Law Seminars hosted by Flushing House
Business Queens Courier Staff 6/08/2013 at 9:35AM

As in previous years, Flushing House has scheduled “Elder Law Seminars” for this spring. The seminars will focus on how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid Re‐Design in New York State may impact health care and home care services for older adults. Medicare changes arising from the ACA will also be explored along with asset protection trusts [...]

Women’s health coverage improved
News Alexa Altman 8/09/2012 at 11:53AM

Forty-seven million women just got healthier. On August 1, preventive benefits for women, including breast and pelvic exams, HPV and HIV testing, gestational diabetes screenings and contraceptives became available, co-pay free, to all insured women. “I think it’s great,” said Pauline Compton, an accountant from Bayside. “I think all women should be entitled to co-pay [...]

Affordable Care Act’s impact on small biz
Health Liam La Guerre 7/25/2012 at 10:06AM

At a recent business workshop local small business owners and employees learned that although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will give them necessary health coverage, it may come at a high price. Sher Sparano, president of the Benefits Advisory Service, broke down the law’s effects on small businesses to nearly a dozen uncertain and bewildered [...]

To your health
Editorial Billy Rennison 7/12/2012 at 12:15PM

It’s like the 1960s all over again. As the United States Supreme Court upheld parts of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA), it harkened back to June of 1965, when the country — and our bipartisan elected officials — were divided over Medicare. With a Cold War mentality, many feared that Medicare meant socialism — [...]

Affordable Care Act: What it means for immigrants
Health Liam La Guerre 7/11/2012 at 10:55AM

When Sunnyside resident Blanca Palomeque had ovarian cancer two years ago she didn’t have full health insurance to cover her treatment. She enrolled in the Medicaid Spenddown program, but it only provided her with six months of assistance and she was forced to pay $15 out of pocket for each visit to Elmhurst Hospital and [...]