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Santa Barbara Community Health Needs Assessment

Cottage Health System recently conducted two Community Health Needs Assessments for south and mid-Santa Barbara County—roughly the areas served by Cottage Health System hospitals. The assessments identify major health concerns, gaps in services, and other factors that may detract from

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Obamacare in Santa Barbara – Find a Provider

In the Santa Barbara region (12) there are only two preferred provider organizations (PPO)  from which you can receive care under Obamacare. Before you buy insurance you should confirm that your doctor is a member of the PPO (accepting patients

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Information I need to enroll in Obamacare

If you are going on-line or preparing to meet your insurance agent to enroll in Obamacare you should have the following information ready: To get premium assistance you must provide proof of: income, citizenship, and residency. All applicants should be

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Deductibles, Out-of-Pocket Expenses, and Keeping Your Present Doctor

Out-of-pocket expenses The Marketplace (your state health insurance exchange or the federal exchange depending on where you live) cost-sharing reduction lowers the amount you have to pay for out-of-pocket costs like deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments.  Health insurance companies offering coverage

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Points to Consider if You’re a Small Business and Thinking About Enrolling In Obamacare

First there is no requirement that small businesses (less than 50 full-time employees) provide insurance for their employees. The pitch being made by Covered California why small businesses should provide insurance is:  Employee loyalty Covered California’s SHOP offers high-quality, affordable

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Medi-Cal Eligibility and Covered California – Frequently Asked Questions

Medi-Cal Eligibility and Covered California – Frequently Asked Questions Medi-Cal Health Coverage1.  What is Medi-Cal?Medi-Cal offers free or low-cost health coverage for California residents who meet eligibility requirements.  Most applicants who apply through Covered California and enroll in Medi-Cal will

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The Advantages of Obamacare for Small Small Businesses

Small businesses who employ less than 50 full-time equivalent people are not required to purchase health insurance for their employees. Yet, many small small businesses (2 or more) can realize a savings by buying their insurance through the Small Business

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Obamacare – How to Determine Your Income and Household Size

The following was excerpted from the Henry Kaiser Family Foundation. Obamacare expands Medicaid to cover low-income adults and children with incomes up to 133 percent of the poverty line. Millions of low-income parents, non-disabled adults who do not have dependent

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Income Calculator

Here’s a great site from the State of Colorado to help you calculate what your Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) is for purposes of the Obamacare. If you filed taxes last year. http://connectforhealthco.com/calculating-modified-adjusted-gross-income/modified-adjusted-gross-income-1040/ If you didn’t file taxes last year.

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New Requirements for Hospital Community Needs Assessment

One of the most interesting requirements of Obamacare is that hospitals that operate as a non-profit (501(c)(3)) conduct a “Community Health Needs Assessment.” The CHNA must include: A description of the community served by the hospital facility (as defined in

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