Why Not Start Up a Thanksgiving Healthcare Discussion?

thanksgivingdinnerStumped for a great conversation starter at this year’s Thanksgiving gathering? How about striking up a healthcare discussion on the ever-popular subject of healthcare coverage? Here are some basics that will help you both educate and entertain your friends and colleagues:

Today’s Terms for Healthcare Coverage:

  • Obamacare
  • The Marketplace
  • Healthcare.gov
  • ACA
  • The memory-defying, Affordable Care Act and Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010

All of these terms refer to how a person is purchasing insurance – usually with the help of tax credits or cost-sharing allowances.

How Medicare and Medicaid Play a Part:

The other two avenues of healthcare coverage in Ohio are Medicare and Medicaid, two words similar enough to confuse most of us! Generally speaking, Medicare covers folks 65 and older or those with certain specified disabilities. Expanded Medicaid covers those ages 19-64 with limited income and no other insurance.

What We Do at Carmella Rose:

Part of our mission at Carmella Rose Health Foundation is to make sure there is healthcare coverage for EVERY Ohioan. That’s why I wanted to make sure you were equipped with enough basic information to start a fascinating healthcare discussion this Thanksgiving! Still scratching your head? Contact us…we’re here to help!