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Did Your Aging Parent Purchase an On-Exchange Health Plan?

When it comes to the state of health coverage in America today, there's really only one thing everyone agrees on: the system is confusing. With passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many more Americans now have coverage than before, but providers and insurers have shifted more of the cost burden onto consumers in response.

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Want a Better Senior Lifestyle? Be Proactive About Your Health

American healthcare is moving towards a “help yourself” mentality that encourages everyone– even seniors– to become proactive about their own health.

The new age of healthcare that has followed the Affordable Care Act has placed much of the responsibility on the individual to keep his body in the best physical shape possible so that he may avoid chronic or fatal illnesses during his senior life.  In response to this, many hospitals and other care providers have initiated prevention and wellness programs to help patients become proactive about their health.

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Cincinnati Retirement Communities in for a Healthcare Shakeup in 2015

With the Affordable Care Act bringing a broad spectrum of changes to healthcare in the United States– the first major overhaul we’ve seen in decades– senior healthcare, in particular, is seeing some significant changes and improvements.

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Are You Sure All Your Senior Healthcare Expenses are Covered?

High costs for medical care and prescriptions are an unfortunate– but, sadly, often unavoidable– part of senior healthcare. Even if your loved ones are covered by Medicare and/or Medicaid, there are still going to be some aspects of their care that may become financially overwhelming, especially when it comes to medications or services that your love one needs regularly and for a long period of time.

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Paying for Future Care Isn’t Easy if You Don’t Know Your Options

Like many Americans, you probably have a lot of questions about the Affordable Care Act— the first major overhaul of the American healthcare system in decades. While the legislation may be difficult to decipher and we’ve not yet seen how the long-term impact of the law will play out, the early indications are good for American seniors.

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The Fast Guide to Fraud Prevention and Senior Healthcare Legislation

Fraud has become of real concern in senior healthcare as criminals often take advantage of the confusion that surrounds changes in laws to present new con games and scams.

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Why You Still Need to Reassess Your Medicare Coverage

If you are a senior living on Medicare, your yearly open enrollment period is now open. It lasts through December 7. Any changes made now to your healthcare coverage will take effect on January 1.

Here’s what you need to know for 2014.

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The Affordable Care Act and The Retirement Community

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been getting plenty of coverage in the news recently and has been subject of many a story passed around online. And not just because the new legislation was set to go into full effect at the beginning of October.

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Don’t Get Senior Healthcare? We've Got You Covered.

Douglas Spitler, our President and CEO, has been has been a driving force for change here at ERH since he first joined our community as the Executive Director of Whetsone Care Center in Columbus more than twenty years ago.

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Senior Care in a New Healthcare System

Every healthcare market is a local phenomenon, so not every senior receives care in the same way.

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