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New report: How good communication underpins positive patient outcomes

John2
  • By John2 · Posted September 25, 2013
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  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 9/25/13 Dear members, I'm writing to share with you a new report based on an online survey of more than 1,000 Inspire members affected by cancer. "The ...

New column: "Talking with doctors while terminally ill"

John2
  • By John2 · Posted September 21, 2013
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  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new column by Jessica Rice, a young woman with advanced cancer: "Asking the hardest questions: Talking ...

How to pay for all the meds

CaliCarol
  • By CaliCarol · Posted September 18, 2013
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  • How do we pay for all the needed medication after transplant? Even with insurance one prescription a month is almost $1000.00 ...

Brother is 27 and full time student

tititola
  • By tititola · Posted September 12, 2013
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  • Hello everyone, My brother is 27 and is a full time student... with the new health care reform can he apply for insurance under his dependent ...

Careticker seeks beta testers for its caregiver platform

John2
  • By John2 · Posted September 9, 2013
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  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 9/9/13 Dear members, I’m writing to share with you information about Careticker, one of Inspire’s partners. Florida-based Careticker is a early stage ...

Disability Early Medicare vs group ins

PrairieGrandma01
  • By PrairieGrandma01 · New reply September 1, 2013
  • Discussion in Reimbursement and claims · 1 reply
  • I have a neighbor whose husband has gotten Social Security Disability, age 62. Should not his insurance through his former employer recognize this instead of charging full amount ($1000 a month for two ...

Sources sought for article about "unique canes"

John2
  • By John2 · Posted August 20, 2013
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  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 8/20/13 Dear members, A journalist with the health Web site Everyday Health contacted us seeking help on an article she is writing on the topic of people ...

Fibromyalgia – living with a controversial chronic disease

John2
  • By John2 · Posted August 14, 2013
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  • From: John Novack, Communications director, Inspire 8/14/13 Dear members, I'm writing to share with you a new column on the Stanford Scope medical blog, "Fibromyalgia – living with a controversial chronic ...

Five million

Brian
  • By Brian · New reply August 5, 2013
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  • Dear members, Yesterday, Inspire reached a milestone: five million posts written by members! Each of these posts, and the 700 million words they contain, are a simple measure of how much we all do to ...

A new Inspire report in collaboration with Stanford Medical School

Brian
  • By Brian · New reply July 22, 2013
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  • As many of you know, Inspire has a professional collaboration with the Stanford University School of Medicine. Inspire members have written personal stories for the Stanford Scope column. I am pleased ...

REMINDER--Sources sought for article about risks of testosterone therapy

John2
  • By John2 · Posted June 26, 2013
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  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 6/26/13 Dear members, Prescriptions for testosterone therapy have increased significantly during the last 10 years, according to a study in the current ...

Sources sought for article about the Affordable Care Act

John2
  • By John2 · Posted June 24, 2013
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  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 6/24/13 Dear members, According to the Associated Press (AP), surveys that show that about 75% of uninsured people in the US aren’t aware of opportunities ...

On being the CEO of your health

John2
  • By John2 · New reply June 11, 2013
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  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire Dear members, I'm writing to share with you a link to a new column, "A moose no longer: How I faced down my fears of heart disease." The column is by ...

Finding Insurance coverage

Thriver
  • By Thriver · New reply June 7, 2013
  • Discussion in Resources · 22 replies
  • I have been a health insurance advocate for the past 17 years. I work to resolve problems regarding: employer group health insurance, getting Social Security Disability or SSI, getting MediCaid or MediCal ...

New column: “'Live Because:' Living a fuller life with chronic illness"

John2
  • By John2 · Posted May 21, 2013
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  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire Dear members, I'm writing to share with you a new column on the Stanford University School of Medicine "Scope" blog, titled, “'Live Because:' Living ...

New article: Mom's virtual cancer family helps daughter cope with loss

John2
  • By John2 · Posted May 12, 2013
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  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire Dear members, I'm writing to share with you a new article on NBC's TODAY.com, "Mom's virtual cancer family helps daughter cope with loss." You can read ...

In need of resource suggestion

gloquin7
  • By gloquin7 · Posted April 17, 2013
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  • I am in need of resources involving oxygen tanks and/or concentrators, I am not insured ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Deanna Attai, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply April 16, 2013
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  • Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of Q&A interviews with people who are making contributions to helping patients and caregivers worldwide. The people in this ...

you can get health insurance with pre-ex

jalu
  • By jalu · New reply April 11, 2013
  • Discussion in Finding insurance · 2 replies
  • So many people are unaware. It surprises me! As an retired actuary with a large insurance company, we were well versed with what Obama really means. With Obama care -- EVERY STATE sponsors a health insurance ...

MEDICARE HOT TOPICS 04/07/2013:

dkwillia
  • By dkwillia · New reply April 11, 2013
  • Discussion in In the news · 1 reply
  • Premium costs. Most retirees don't pay a premium for Medicare Part A hospital insurance. The standard premium amount for Medicare Part B medical insurance is $104.90 per month in 2013, but retirees who ...

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