Congress is rushing to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a plan in place to ensure Americans will continue to have access to the insurance they need to stay healthy. Learn how to take action.
Patients should have access to new, life-saving and life-enhancing treatments for asthma and allergies. We are proud to announce: AAFA’s CEO, Dr. Cary Sennett, will be advocating on your behalf to state insurance commissioners. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners is the professional association for the regulators within each U.S. state and territory who establish and monitor the standards for healthcare insurance programs. They chose Dr. Sennett to represent the...
Update – April 6, 2020 We have updated this blog post to include the District of Columbia, Minnesota and Vermont. Several states have extended their deadlines as indicated. With the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), many uninsured people are concerned about medical costs if they get sick. Several states have opened up their health care exchanges for a special open enrollment period. Some states are also giving people who’ve lost their jobs the chance to enroll. If you need insurance, you...
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) hosted a webinar on Thursday, March 30, 2017, about Health Insurance 101 for People with Asthma and Allergies. Watch video on YouTube Our guest speaker was Prue Fitzpatrick, MPH, a member of the Board of Directors for AAFA. She has a background in health care policy, having been involved with recent health reform policy development and implementation, as well as experience working within the insurance industry. Ms. Fitzpatrick discussed:...
This is the time of year when you start hearing a lot about health insurance enrollment for 2017. Here is a review of what you need to know in order to buy a plan, whether you are buying insurance for the first time or switching plans.
If you have asthma or allergies, it is important to have health insurance. Medicine, lab tests, lung function tests and visits to see a specialist all add up. What do you need to know about your insurance options during open enrollment this year?
If you have asthma or allergies, it is important to have health insurance. Medicines, lab tests, lung function tests and visits to see a specialist all add up. What do you need to know about your insurance options during open enrollment this year?
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) supports a five-year re-authorization of funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) without offsetting cuts (pay-fors) to other programs that benefit children. CHIP is a bipartisan success story that should be celebrated. The program was created in 1997 and has been championed by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle since its beginning.
Americans enrolled in Medicaid have far better access to health care and preventive services than those without coverage, according to new research released today by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). The in-depth study adds to the clear and consistent evidence that having health insurance coverage in general, and Medicaid specifically, provides significant value and protection for Americans.
Health care reform has been a big topic in the news for a while now. With so much news on the topic, it can get confusing, especially during the federal Health Insurance Marketplace’s (Healthcare.gov) open enrollment.
Here are some things to know about health care for 2019.
Health care reform has been a big topic in the news during the past few months. With so much news on the topic, it can get confusing, especially during the federal Health Insurance Marketplace’s open enrollment.
Here are some things to know about health care for 2018.
Join us for a free webinar to learn more about navigating your health insurance options, how to find out if your services and medicines will be covered by your insurance plan and what is important to consider when you have asthma or allergies.
Keeping your asthma under control is a key part of staying healthy. Avoiding asthma triggers to prevent symptoms is important. So is carrying a quick-relief (rescue) inhaler everywhere you go. Long-term control medicines that you take every day help you prevent and control asthma symptoms. But asthma medicine can be expensive, whether or not you have insurance. If multiple members of your family have asthma, the cost is even greater. Your house may be stocked with different kinds of inhalers...
If you have health insurance through Medicare, coverage for medicines is not automatic – you must sign up for a Medicare Part D plan. Here is what you need to know to enroll before the Dec. 7 deadline.
Two prescription benefit managers are dropping certain asthma and allergy drugs from their formularies in 2017. If you take these medicines and have your prescriptions covered by CVS Caremark or Express Scripts, other medicines will be substituted instead.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released a new tool for the asthma community – an asthma health chatbot. The chatbot is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help people get answers to their questions about asthma or health insurance. This can be a valuable tool for people shopping for health insurance during the final 10 days left in the federal open enrollment period.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently made a change that could affect preventive asthma care. This change means some of your asthma medicines may become more affordable if you have a high deductible health plan (HDHP).
Millions of uninsured Americans can get FREE bronze plans for 2019. If you or someone you love is uninsured: https://www.healthinsurance.or...ubsidies/#freebronze Open enrollment ends in most states THIS SATURDAY, although a few states have extended deadlines: https://www.healthinsurance.or...n-enrollment-period/ So if you haven't looked at your insurance options lately, now is the time to check and see if you're among the people who can get free coverage.
I have been on Ventolin for 7 years due to smoke inhalation scaring my lungs. I am pron to bronchitis and this is what my doctor has put me on. This year we have been denied 3 times from CVS stating FDA ruling. We have tried proair and proventin and they do not produce the results the doctor wants. I will not pay for something that does not work just because the insurance company says so. I can not afford $50 for one inhaler when I was getting 3 every 4 months for $35. I will go with out and...
Hi donnamarie, Welcome to AAFA's asthma support community. It is very frustrating that your insurance isn't covering the medication that works for you. AAFA has a blog with some tips for what you can do if you can't afford your asthma medicine . I also invite you to join our asthma support forum where you can get ideas and support from other dealing with asthma.
So, if I fill out the form you send in a request to keep the AFA for me, with my information? No way! I didn't know the AAFA was a liberal site. I thought you were a neutral non-profit. I know more working people now without insurance because of the AFA. I now pay $1323.00 a month in premiums for a family of three. I used to pay half that. I personally hope and pray we find a better plan than the AFA. It's driving costs up and insurance companies out of business. The first year the US HAD...
I get allergy shots to help prevent my asthma from triggering . But my allergy/asthma Dr is closed right now . So how do I get my shot On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 1:54 PM Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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