November Healthcare News

5 Things To Know About ACA At Year 5 READ
Open enrollment for people who buy their own health insurance starts Wednesday and ends Dec. 15 this year. That’s 45 days, six weeks shorter than last year — and only one of the big changes consumers need to consider. The Trump administration has cut back on marketing and funding for navigators to help people through the process. Here are five important factors to keep in mind if you plan to sign up for 2018 coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

A Lesson From the Biggest Losers: Exercise Keeps Off the Weight READ
It is a question that plagues all who struggle with weight: Why do some of us manage to keep off lost pounds, while others regain them? Now, a study of 14 participants from the “Biggest Loser” television show provides an answer: physical activity — and much more of it than public health guidelines suggest. On average, those who managed to maintain a significant weight loss had 80 minutes a day of moderate activity, like walking, or 35 minutes a day of vigorous exercise, like running.

House to vote on funding for Children’s Health Insurance Program next week READ
The House will vote on extending funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program next week, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) announced Thursday. The long-awaited vote comes after Republicans and Democrats failed to reach an agreement following weeks of negotiating ways to pay for the program.