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Finding A New Insurance Policy

Open enrollment is starting soon, so here is a quick rundown of what you need to know when shopping for a new insurance policy. If you live in Texas you need to know that Texas is a little different, but most of the rules are about the same everywhere else. Open enrollment starts November 1, […]

Update on Healthcare Exchanges

Healthcare Exchanges, how they work and how you get on one. I have been wanting to write up something about the Healthcare exchanges and here is my first stab.   I will probably start blogging about this, to give you information as I get it.  First, here are some important facts about what the exchanges are […]

Washington Days 2012

Washington Days 2012 was held from March 8-9 of this year. What is Washington Days? It is an event that NHF puts on every year that is de-signed to get people in the bleeding disorders community to Capitol Hill to raise awareness of bleeding disorders and the issues that affect us. Most chapters send one to two […]

Health Care Reform: What’s happening – how and when it will affect us

Here is our first attempt at summarizing key points from the new Health Care Reform Bill.  We wanted to give you at least a timeline of things that will be happening soon and in the years to come.  We would like to make it clear that we are not trying to take sides as to […]

A Hemophilia Health insurance coverage guide

Sometime ago Andy put together this great list of things you should know about your insurance coverage that is primarily targeted at people who have hemophilia and are struggling with their hemophilia health insurance issues. We hope this will help those of you seeking guidance on this subject. Things you should know about your insurance […]

Insurance Lifetime Caps Bill Introduced

The following news just came to me via email from NHF. If this bill eventually passes it would be an incredible accomplishment for our community and everyone faced with lifetime insurance cap issues.  Lifetime Caps Bill Introduced   On Friday, February 13, 2009, Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) and Jim Langevin (D-RI), along with Senators Byron […]

“Tax Free” Insurance Premiums

A couple of days ago I was interviewed for a piece on KUTV news about “Tax Free” Insurance Premiums. You can view the story here. Under IRS Code Section 125, individuals are allowed to use “tax free” dollars to pay for individually owned, qualified insurance policies for you, your spouse, and any tax dependents which are NOT sponsored by an employer.

Welcome to – A Hemophilia Blog

So it begins…… Sweet Affliction is our blog about Hemophilia. Shall we say – the Hemophilia lifestyle. Much of it will be autobiographical in nature focusing on our experiences living with the disease.  Since we are both adults born prior to 1990, many of the stories and posts here will focus on HIV and Hepatitis […]