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.
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 …Read more →