Short question: Will there be forced home inspections under the Affordable Care Act? Short answer: No. The law provides grants for state home-visiting programs for expectant and new parents. The programs are voluntary and participants can opt out any time. [RGJ]
We can file that into the Really Big Scare Tactics To Make People Very Very Afraid — Terrified, I Say — of the Affordable Care Act bin, perpetrated by the Republicans and their allies in the Club For Growth.
And, no, the “navigators” — individuals trained to help people who don’t have health insurance find a policy on offer in their state health insurance exchange — aren’t going to put your personal information in peril from Identity Thieves. [RGJ]
“Navigators who will help Nevadans sign up for health insurance coverage as part of the Affordable Care Act will undergo a federal background check and submit fingerprints.” [RGJ]
Anything else in your e-mail box from Crazy Uncle Fester on the Affordable Care Act, especially if it begins “FWD FWD FWD FWD…” can most likely be relegated to the same bin.
So, relax there are no “Death Panels,” and this isn’t Socialism (GOP speak for anything with which they disagree) or Communism (that label fell out of favor when Berlin Wall went down), or Nazi-ism (the Nazis were radical right wing corporatists, aka fascists).
Instead of spending hours of your life researching and fact-checking Uncle Fester’s e-mails, and any more minutes wasted on cogitating upon the ideological purity of various and sundry governmental activities — follow the Nevada Division of Insurance’s suggestions:
“If you are an individual adult who makes $46,021 or less and do not receive health insurance coverage from your employer, you are likely eligible for premium assistance or Medicaid through NevadaHealthLink.com (also known as the Silver State Health Insurance Exchange).
If your family of four makes $93,700 or less and do not receive health insurance coverage from your employer, you are likely eligible for premium assistance or Medicaid through the NevadaHealthLink.com.
To find out if you are eligible for premium assistance or Medicaid visit NevadaHealthLink.com.”
Got Questions? NevadaHealthLink will tell you:
“Nevada Health Link is here to help you find a health insurance plan that fits your needs and your budget. Using Nevada Health Link, you’ll be able to find a plan that covers your medical needs. Also, with Nevada Health Link’s online marketplace, no one will be turned away because of pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes or cancer. With Nevada Health Link, you can select a plan that’s cost is based upon your annual income. There will also be tax credits and other financial help for those who need it.”
That’s right, the Nevada Division of Insurance links to Nevada Health Link which is your place for one-stop shopping for a PRIVATE HEALTH CARE INSURANCE PLAN which will best meet your needs and your budget. Sorry, no Socialism — just a way for insurance corporations to compete for YOUR business. Now, for accurate and useful information click either on the print link or the logo….
Now, feel better?