Sabtu, 19 Oktober 2013

Health Care Law Turns To Social Media In Illinois

The biggest need is for primary care physicians: the old-fashioned family doctors who do a little bit of everything and who typically make far less money than specialists. Most clinics try to attract patients with Medicare, Medicaid and even private insurance, to bring in cash that can help pay for patients who dont have any insurance. On the same street as Marys Center, run-down row houses are being snapped up and spruced up by young professional families looking to live within walking distance of the city center.

CAPTIONS BodyMedia armband The BodyMedia sensor worn on the arm collects info about your physical activity, making it easy to share with a trainer, doctor or whoever else needs to see the info. (BodyMedia) By Amber Dance October 18, 2013, 4:35 p.m. People use wireless obat jerawat dokter technology to communicate, game and entertain. USC's Center for Body Computing asks why not use that same tech to get fit or manage a health condition?

Compared to other states, Illinois is in an unusual spot, with millions to spend on promotion but no control over fixing the federal site's technical glitches. Most of the other 35 states relying on Washington to run their marketplaces are led by Republicans who've been hostile to the law and have done nothing to promote it. States promoting the law generally are running their own marketplaces. Months before the rollout of the law's marketplaces, one for every state, Illinois officials envisioned a social media marketing push aimed at uninsured healthy young adults, a key demographic for the law's success.

18, 2013 6:46 p.m. ET For many Americans, shopping for insurance in one of the new health-care exchanges has been an exercise in frustration. Fortunately, there isn't any rush.

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