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Monday, July 28

Primary Care

Care given at the initial point of contact with the health care system - usually a general practitioner or family physician. This provider may then coordinate with other professionals (surgeons, specialists, etc.).

Friday, July 25

High-Risk Pool

State programs aimed at offering health insurance to individuals considered uninsurable and unable to buy coverage on the individual market.

Thursday, July 24

Mandatory Benefits

Specific benefits that are required to be covered by health insuring agencies plans. The number and type of benefits vary across states.

Wednesday, July 23

Kaiser Subsidy Calculator

An online tool developed by the Kaiser Family Foundation which calculates one’s ACA exchange insurance subsidy based on one’s income.

Tuesday, July 22

Anti-Injunction Act

Americans cannot challenge a tax until after they have paid it; in reference to court challenges to PPACA.

Biological Drugs

Biological, or Biologic, drugs are those made by or from living organisms (i.e. gene therapy, vaccines, antibodies, stem cells); such drugs, and their generic forms,…