Lovelace Hosts Public Health Care Forum

KOAT, 10pm September 18, 2013

More than 20 percent of New Mexicans don’t have health insurance. Marlene Baca, who is with Lovelace Health Plan, led a public forum explaining health care reform Wednesday. The forum was hosted by Lovelace Health System. Baca said President Barack Obama’s plan not only helps those without insurance, but many others such as those who are self-employed, who aren’t offered or can’t afford employer...

West Nile Virus, Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Thomas

KOB-TV September 18, 2013

By: Stuart Dyson, KOB Eyewitness News 4 Rainy weather in recent days has left pools of standing water all over the state, and that has state health authorities worried about a sometimes fatal disease – West Nile virus. Take some stagnant water, add mosquitoes, mix in some West Nile and you have a recipe for a very serious illness that has already killed two people in New Mexico this year and made...

Doctors Urge People To Get Flu Shot, Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Thomas

KOB-TV September 17, 2013

By: Stuart Dyson, KOB Eyewitness News 4 There’s no need to wonder when flu season will arrive in New Mexico this year – it’s already here. A sixty-year-old man from Bernalillo County is the state’s first victim of the 2013-2014 flu season. Last year the first flu case was confirmed in November. Doctors are urging everybody to get flu shots, but there is some disagreement over how early to get...

Preparing for Obamacare

ABQ Journal September 16, 2013

By Winthrop Quigley / Journal Staff Writer In a couple of weeks, businesses with 100 employees or fewer can begin buying health insurance through a new electronic marketplace called the health insurance exchange. Some businesses that employ no more than 25 people can receive some significant tax relief when they sign up for coverage. The exchanges and the tax breaks are a major building block of...

Lovelace Hosts Health Care Town Hall and Zumba Event to Benefit UW

ABQ Journal, Health Briefs September 16, 2013

Lovelace Sponsors Free Town Hall Lovelace Health System will sponsor a free town hall meeting to educate the public about health care reform from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at Embassy Suites, 1000 Woodward Place NE. Lovelace also has launched a new website to provide information about health care reform and health care exchanges at www.healthcareinformednm.com. Benefit to Help United Way Lovelace...