Winthrop Quigley / Journal Staff Writer
Before, during and after the birth of the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama repeated one talking point over and over: If you are happy with your current insurance, nothing will change.
Robert Hare was happy with his insurance. So were Gregory Rothrock and his family. Yet, their insurance must change, and it will cost them more money. The individual insurance plans Hare and Rothrock bought from Presbyterian Healthcare Services will become illegal under the act, also known as Obamacare, starting Jan. 1.
It's not as common as it used to be, but still, nobody wants the chicken pox.
So what's the best way to protect your kids?
A new study says a double dose of chicken pox vaccine is your best bet.
Pediatricians have been giving two doses of the vaccine since 2006, but this is the first time a study shows just how much more effective a double dose is than a single dose.
RACHELLE SPENCER has joined the Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center as Administrator. Spencer has 20 years’ experience in hospital operations including 17 years’ experience in hospital executive level positions. She previously worked as the CEO of Kindred Hospital in Phoenix; as an associate administrator at the Tucson Heart Hospital in Tucson; and as the assistant chief executive officer at Payson Regional Medical Center in Payson, Ariz.
Cathy Fitzgerald, ER Nurse at Lovelace, did a live interview with KOB-TV this weekend at Balloon Fiesta Park to talk about the Lovelace First Aid Clinic. Lovelace has operated this Clinic at Balloon Fiesta for the past 20 years and Lovelace Health System is the Official Healthcare Provider for the 2013 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First
In 2007, Lovelace Health System spun off its physicians group into ABQ Health Partners in what was described as a messy divorce.
In November 2012, the split became final when the two firms failed to renew a contract for ABQ Health Partners to care for Lovelace Health Plan patients.
Lovelace Women’s Hospital presented the Sixth Annual Girls’ Night Out at Hotel Albuquerque on Friday, Oct. 4. Missy Labate from Lovelace Women’s Hospital talked with KOB-TVs Heather Mills about the event.
Urologist Donald Wenner III, M.D., has returned to his hometown of Roswell. He has joined the Lovelace Health Plan network and is eager to serve members in Southeast New Mexico. Dr. Wenner completed his urology residency at the University of New Mexico, where he graduated with honors from the Alpha Omega Alpha honors society. He attended undergraduate studies at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, earning a bachelor’s degree in chemistry.
The weather is getting colder and a flu shot may be on your to do list, but when is the right time to get vaccinated? Family physician Jeffrey Thomas recommends everyone older than 6 months get a vaccination, if you get it right now, there’s a chance the protection may be less effective come the end of the flu season. He also says people won’t get the virus from the shot. Dr. Thomas, you cannot get the flue from the flu shot, its’ impossible because the vaccine is killed. Dr.
While lawmakers continue to fight over the Affordable Care Act on the brink of government shutdown, the new insurance marketplaces where millions of uninsured Americans will go to shop for plans are scheduled to go live on Tuesday, Oct. 1.