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Healthcare Glossary

Healthcare Glossary

NEED HELP IN UNDERSTANDING YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE ?

 

Unsure of some of the terms used in your policy or reports? You will be happy to know that the Health Issues committee of our LWVPBC has composed a glossary of health insurance terms to assist you.

 

HEALTHCARE GLOSSARY

AHC A – American Health Care Association (a non-profit federation of affiliated state health organizations).

ACA – Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare)

AAAHC – Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care

Catastrophic Health Plan – one that provides minimal coverage

CHAIN – Community Health Action Information Network (A statewide consumer health advocacy organization)

CHIP – Children’s Health Insurance Program

CTG – Close the Gap (a statewide attempt to expand Medicaid coverage to the working poor)

CMS – Children’s Medical Services

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