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Affordable Care Act (ACA)

This is a friendly message from your friends at Eric B. Chandler Health Center to help you get ready for the Affordable Care Act. Enrollment for healthcare insurance coverage opens November 1, 2015 thru January 31, 2016.  NJ FamilyCare enrollment is ongoing.  You may qualify for the Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for certain life events. Some of the life events that may qualify you for a SEP include:

  • Getting married

  • Having a baby

  • Adopting a child or placing a child for adoption or foster care

  • Losing other health coverage

  • Leaving incarceration

To find out about other life events that may qualify under the Special Enrollment Period, please call us at 732-235-6700 or visit the healthcare.gov website. 

Certified counselors are available on site at the health center to help with answering questions as well as enrollment concerns.  Call 732-235-6700 to make an appointment to speak with a counselor.

To learn all about the ACA, follow this link: healthcare.gov. There you will be provided with everything you need to know and can address any questions or concerns you have. The website is also available in English as well as 7 different languages.  Spread the word to all your friends and relatives and share the ACA link, healthcare.gov.

 

                                                               HEALTH SPOTLIGHT

  

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, Eric B. Chandler Health Center is proudly participating in American Heart Month.

Cardiovascular disease is still a top killer in the United States.  According to American Heart Association’s 2016 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update, 1 of every 3 deaths in the U.S. in 2013 were from heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.  “Statistics about cardiovascular disease and stroke, and particularly the metrics about death and the factors that contribute to cardiovascular disease are incredibly important,” said AHA President Mark Creager, M.D., director of the Heart and Vascular Center at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

In the U.S. the data showed:

  • cardiovascular diseases claimed 801,000 lives;
  • heart disease killed more than 370,000 people;
  • stroke killed nearly 129,000 people;
  • about 116,000 of the 750,000 people in the U.S. who had a heart attack died;
  • about 795,000 people had a stroke, the leading preventable cause of disability;
  • among African-Americans adults, 48 percent of women and 46 percent of men have some form of cardiovascular disease; and
  • African-Americans have nearly twice the risk for a first-ever stroke than whites.

 

You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease.  

What can you do to lower your risk?

  • Watch your weight.
  • Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
  • Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
  • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
  • Get active and eat healthy.

 

 

 



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