Category: Health Insurance

February 25, 2019

Better Access to Care for Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced changes to community and urgent care access standards that take effect in June. These changes directly impact our community and Northwest Health Services and give Veterans a greater choice in receiving care. What is an access standard? Access standards define if a Veteran would be able to choose […]

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May 25, 2018

What’s Happening To Veterans Healthcare?

Chances are you probably know a veteran. Many of us have ties to a veteran, whether it is family members or friends. Memorial Day helps us to remember our veterans and highlight how we can help. In healthcare we hear about the lack of health services dedicated to our veterans. Northwest Health Services has a […]

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April 11, 2018

Where should I take my child for a check-up?

Whether you’re just experiencing the joy of having your first baby or have been at this parenting thing for a while, it’s always very important to get your children into a primary care provider on a regular basis as they grow and mature into a young adult.

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September 6, 2017

What’s Going On With ObamaCare?

What’s Going on with Obamacare?   Housekeeping   Are you up in the air about Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) or don’t know what’s going on? We’ve got you covered!   There’s a lot of talk and news coverage going on in the public right now about the ACA and how it’s going away. Most […]

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August 7, 2017

Can I Get Insurance in Missouri?

UPDATED August 7, 2017: The Affordable Care Act, also known as the ACA, has stirred up some confusion and panic among individuals in the state of Missouri over the last several months. With the new administration getting ready to vote on a replacement plan soon and Blue Cross Blue Shield dropping out at the end […]

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June 28, 2017

HIV Awareness & Treatment

HIV Awareness & Testing   Happy Wednesday to all! In light of ‘National HIV Testing Day’ which was held yesterday, June 27, we thought it would be great to post some follow up information for anyone out there who has or might have HIV.

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June 20, 2017

Can I Get Insurance In Missouri?

The Affordable Care Act, also known as the ACA, has stirred up some confusion and panic among individuals in the state of Missouri over the last several months. With the new administration getting ready to vote on a replacement plan soon and Blue Cross Blue Shield dropping out at the end of the year, it’s […]

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June 1, 2017

Why is Primary Care Important?

Growth in the primary healthcare sector (your general doctors out there) is expected to increase by 18 percent by 2023 and policy makers and other observers are concerned. According to finding from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) our population is aging and with investment in health insurance programs nationwide we are expected to. . .

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May 15, 2017

Vet2Vet Event – THIS SATURDAY!

Vet2Vet Event – Saturday, May 20th 10 am – 2 pm, Civic Arena   The vet2vet event will be held THIS Saturday at the Civic Arena in St. Joseph, Missouri from 10 am – 2 pm. Northwest Health Services will be providing FREE blood sugar and blood pressure screenings for all who attend. Please, if […]

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April 10, 2017

Veteran’s Choice Program Continues

Veteran’s Choice Program Will Continue On Wednesday, lawmakers passed an extension of the Veteran’s Choice Program. This move will help aid thousands of veterans with the health care they need. According to Military Times, the measure passed the chamber by a voice vote. Earlier in the week, it cleared the Senate without opposition. The White […]

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