Information About Medicaid in Delaware

There is a Medicaid program in each and every state. Some states go out of their way to hide the basic information about Medicaid. Delaware, on the other hand, has one of the most informative, easy to read, websites that explains everything about their Medicaid program. Medicaid is a public, or government run form of health insurance. It is designed to provide health insurance coverage for individuals and families who are low income and who cannot afford to purchase a health plan from a private insurance company. Medicaid is funded, in part, by the federal government. It is also funded … Continue reading

Insurance Blog Week in Review – Week of March 12 – 17, 2012

The Insurance Blog will get anywhere between twelve and fourteen different blogs added to it each week. It can be hard to keep up with them all. The Insurance Blog Week in Review is a great way to “ketchup” on whatever you missed. This week has a lot about my own, personal, attempts to find affordable health insurance. ABS Insurance has Tips for St. Patrick’s Day ABS has a few tips that can help you avoid having to make a car insurance claim on St. Patrick’s Day. Their advice would be helpful for pretty much any holiday that includes a … Continue reading

Still Need Information

As you may know I have tried to reach out to my kids’ biological mother to get information from her regarding their births and their biological dads. She provides information about 2 of our 3 kids but has still not replied to the questions that I asked about my third child or more details about her 2nd child. In my last entry I mentioned how my son George was delivered by emergency C-section when the doctor could not find a fetal heartbeat. Then he was hospitalized in the NICU for an infection for 2 ½ weeks. She said nothing about … Continue reading

Medical Information Needed

When you have adopted children there are certain things you do not know such as the biological medical history. This is especially true when you adopt a child from child protective services like we did. We have been asking the biological mother for birth family history since we first met her during the medication of Rebecca. As I have mentioned in the past the biological mother voided the mediation agreement when she disappeared and our letters kept getting returned. I tracked the biological mother down a few times already and asked her for the information but she has repeatedly failed … Continue reading

Chronically Sick Americans Likely to Have Medical Debt

A poll done by the Commonwealth Fund finds that Americans who have a chronic illness, or other serious health problems, are likely to have medical debt. It also found gaps in how health care is coordinated in the United States, and gaps in the access Americans had to health care. The Commonwealth Fund has a report that came from data found in a survey that was done by Harris Interactive, (and contractors that were within foreign countries). Some of it was done in the form of a poll. The poll included 18,000 adults in the United States, and in ten … Continue reading

My Last Blog

This is going to be my last blog as the Adoption Blogger for I’m looking forward to spending the summer with my kids, possibly working at their school, and taking on new writing projects. I may well guest blog occasionally for this or other Families blogs. It seems the Adoption Blog will continue, so I hope this blog, along with Families’ forums, can be a source of information and community for adoptive parents, adoptees, and birth parents. Yesterday I could think of a million things to say in my last few blogs and wondered how I would fit it … Continue reading

Medical Transcription Schools: Career Step, Part Five

This blog is part of a series on transcription. If you haven’t read the other blogs in this series, make sure to check out the summary page for a listing of all transcription blogs. For part four of this interview, please click here. Here is part five of the interview with Amanda, the Administrative Assistant at Career Step: If the student already has experience in the medical field, is there is “fast track” option? Career Step does not currently offer a “fast track” option. However, students are welcome to take the end of unit tests and if they achieve an … Continue reading

Medical Transcription Schools: Andrews School, Part Two

This blog is part of a series on transcription. If you haven’t read the other blogs in this series, make sure to check out the summary page for a listing of all transcription blogs. For part one of this interview, please click here. Here is the information that Linda, the Director of Andrews School gave on the cost of the course, and signing up for the course: No-Interest Payment Plan and Financial Assistance: Tuition is $3,800. Students may enroll with a minimum down payment of $1,000. We allow two years to pay at no interest. Payments would be $116 per … Continue reading

Teen Birth Rate Hits All Time Low

A study done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that the number of babies being born to mothers who are teenagers is at an all time low. It has been consistently dropping for the past two decades. More research is needed to conclusively determine what caused the decrease. According to the CDC study, from 2006 to 2014, the birth rate for teens aged 15-19 years declined 41% overall. The greatest decline was for Hispanic teens (51%), followed by non-Hispanic blacks (44%), and non-Hispanic whites (35%). The birth rate ratio also declined for black teens compared with … Continue reading

CDC: “Make Sure Your Child is Fully Immunized”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have reported that cases of measles are on the rise in the United States. A Washington Post article that was published on April 24, 2014, points out that (at the time of publishing) 129 people, in 13 states, across the United States, had been infected with measles in the first four months of 2014. The CDC says this is the biggest measles outbreak in the United States since 1996. The CDC website points out that measles is a highly contagious disease, and that it can be very serious for young children. The … Continue reading