What Is The Healthcare Exchange?

One of the factors that has many people confused about the Affordable Care Act is its healthcare exchange program. What is the healthcare exchange? Who qualifies for it? How can I apply? What happens if I decline to apply? What research should be done beforehand? All of these questions have likely passed through the minds […]

Navigating The Cyber Marketplace

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer As of Oct. 1, Americans have been able to shop for health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act. But while the concept of shopping for your health insurance online seems convenient, users have reported problems and complications with the website. “Early, the first couple of days, because of the […]

Seminar Seeks To Explain Healthcare Confusion

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Since Oct. 1, changes to the healthcare system have been on the minds of many concerned citizens of Queens. U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) organized a forum to explain the Affordable Care Act. The informational seminar was held on Oct. 15 at the Elmhurst Hospital auditorium, in conjunction with healthcare […]

ACA Gives More Options To Students

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Before President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, many young adults were being cut out of their parents’ health plan policies because of their age. One of the most appealing aspects of the law is addressing the health insurance problems of young adults because it allows adult […]

Queens’ Biz Community Preps For ACA

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Businesses in Queens are preparing for the Affordable Care Act, which will go into effect on Jan. 1. The healthcare legislation includes provisions meant to give small business owners new options for providing health coverage to their employees. However, the law is also looking to make life easier for small […]

Time To Come Together

President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act has become one of the country’s most divisive issues, shutting down the Federal government over the last three weeks and leading to a potential fiscal crisis not seen since the Great Depression. The particulars of the law have been debated from the halls of Congress to the Supreme Court […]

Israel: Time For Vote To End Shutdown

To the Editor: There’s a lot of blame and finger pointing for the recent federal government shutdown. Today I’m offering a common-sense solution. Originally, House Republicans in the majority offered a resolution to temporarily continue governing operations. It had two conditions: Fund the government at a level that many Democrats felt was insufficient; and defund […]