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We are a non-profit organization whose advocacy is to ensure consistent and maximized federal funding for California residents through the Medi-Cal program.

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Heart Disease Prevention: How to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Every year, Heart disease kills more people than cancer. That is why it is so important to learn how to keep your heart healthy. There are many things that you can do to reduce your risk of heart disease, including eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips for preventing heart disease.

The sad reality is that one out of three California residents will die from cardiovascular disease. In 2014, there were 78 000 deaths due to CVD in the state which makes it a major cause for concern among public health officials who are working hard on many initiatives and activities designed specifically towards improving this alarming statistic.

Heart Disease Prevention Tips:

Here are some tips on how to remain heart healthy and prevent a number of health conditions.

  1. Monitor your blood pressure levels closely, as high readings can lead you into serious danger 
  2. Stock up with medications and medical supplies so that if an emergency arises they will be there for when it’s needed most
  3. Wash hands frequently
  4. Clean/disinfect surfaces around the house
  5. Stay home as much as possible
  6. Keep space between yourself & others

To reduce your risk of heart disease, it’s important to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Maintaining an exercise routine is one way you can do this! The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes per week (or 60 minute sessions 3-5 times each) spent doing something like walking or cycling every day with additional time reserved for outdoor activities such as taking walks outside work hours when possible. 

This will help keep blood flowing properly while also lowering stress levels which have been linked to increased inflammation within our bodies—a major trigger behind chronic illnesses including cancer along side other diseases from diabetes.

Final Thoughts

Heart disease is a serious problem in the United States, but it is preventable. By following the tips listed above, you can reduce your risk of developing heart disease. If you have any questions about how to prevent heart disease, please speak with your doctor or healthcare provider. Thanks for reading!

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Healthcare Coverage in California: A Comprehensive Overview

If you are a resident of California, it is important to be aware of the healthcare coverage options available to you. In this blog post, we will provide a comprehensive overview of the different types of coverage available in the Golden State. We will also discuss the eligibility requirements for each type of coverage, and highlight some of the benefits and drawbacks of each option. So whether you are uninsured and looking for coverage, or you are simply trying to learn more about your options, this blog post is for you!

California has three main types of healthcare coverage. They are private insurance plans, government-sponsored programs like Medicare and Medi-Cal as well as HMOs or “health maintenance organizations” which provide preventive care at low cost but limit access to emergency services unless you pay extra for them

The following list includes all these options along with their regulating agency so that you can find out more information if necessary!

Health Insurance Policies

Health insurance is a great way to protect yourself from the cost of medical care. It can cover everything from routine visits, emergencies and hospitalization if you need it! However there are two types: group policies which may be purchased by employers or associations such as AARP; individual/family plans where consumers buy their own coverage but could face higher monthly premiums because they’re not covered by an employer’s program.

Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) and Managed Care Plans

Health plans can be purchased either as “group” or individual/family policies, with the different types being governed by laws in California. For more information about these options visit the DMHC web page: http://www.dmhc.ca.gov/

Self Insured Health Plans

If you’re an employee of a company that has its own health insurance, then it’s important to know the differences between self-insured and other types. Self-insured plans do not have minimum coverages like hospitalization or major surgery; they also can refuse payments for services rendered if there is no profit margin available (this includes dental). The best way? Consult with HR about what kind would work well based on your needs before signing anything!

Medi-Cal

Medi-Cal is a great way to get healthcare coverage without paying for it yourself. This state program covers lower income people in California, including families and single adults who cannot afford private insurance or out of pocket costs like deductibles that might be required if they need major medical treatment (which we all know can happen at any time). The Medi-Cal care organizations provide this benefit through managed care plans which cover not only procedures but also office visits with doctors as well! You don’t have pay anything extra – instead getting covered by an organization just makes sense since you’re already receiving their service freebie.

Medi-Cal Access Program (MCAP)

Middle-income pregnant women who are not covered by insurance or receiving public assistance can get quality healthcare services through MCAP. This program provides low cost health coverage with no deductibles, co payments that meet certain guidelines for income level eligibility requirements to apply

The Middle Class Access Plan (MCAP) was founded in 1996 because we believe everyone should have access affordable preventive care at least once during their lifetime whether they’re working full time versus juggling three jobs just trying make ends meet; graduates college then helping out around the house while also doing some casual laboring on weekends.

How Blockchain Solves Health Care Privacy Crisis

By now everyone knows about Bitcoin and the blockchain. However, not everyone understands how the blockchain works and how the technology can be employed in other fields.

Well, believe it or not, the ground-breaking technology that makes possible to send/receive Bitcoins and another cryptocurrency, can also help Health Care and fix some of its problems.

Do you want to know how? Keep on reading to find out how the blockchain solves the Health Care privacy crisis.

What’s the Health Care crisis?

Have you ever asked yourself what makes a Health Care reform so difficult? You’d be right to think that money has a big role, but it’s not the only problem.

While the Affordable Care Act aims to offer low-priced health insurances and expands Medicaid, it also means that the government is spending more money than ever on Health Care. And if it wants to make reforms, it will need even more money.

However, the big issue is the lack of interoperability. For example, your medal provider keeps your records, but if you fall ill in another hospital in another state, it will take time for the doctors to get access to those records. That time is the difference between life and death in some cases.

Unfortunately, interoperability goes hand at hand with the patient’s privacy and his medical record protection. That’s a subject the government takes very seriously.

That’s why the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) was amended in 2013 to protect the patient’s confidence and to make sure that the data was accessible only on “need to know” basis so that no one can ask to see your files to check your health status.

The act also strongly opposed the idea of storing medical records on centralized servers. That’s not such a bad thing when you think about it, because hackers nowadays hack government’s sites and servers. So, it’s easy for them can access medical records and use them for nefarious purposes.

So, the main question is how to keep the patient’s records private and make interoperability work. If the government can do it, it can improve the efficiency of the Health Care system and cut down expenses.

How could the blockchain solve the Health Care Privacy crisis?

The blockchain technology is a complicated subject, so I’m going to keep it as short and easy to understand as possible. Think about the blockchain as a ledger or a database that is shared between all participants. Before you can add any new information or a block, it has to be checked and verified to ensure that it’s valid.

The blockchain can have numerous application in the Health Care. For example, since the information on the blockchain would be encrypted and validated by the participants, it would be nearly impossible for hackers to gain access to it.

If hackers want to give it a go, they will have to hack the whole system to change something in a file or peek in someone’s records. So, your personal data is going to be far more secure than on a centralized server.

In addition to this, once you add something to the blockchain, you can’t remove it because it’s already connected to the other blocks. So, when you fall ill in another state or a city, doctors would be able to access the blockchain immediately and see your medical records. What’s more, since you can’t change the medical records, it guarantees their integrity.

In this way, doctors will have all the information about your preexisting condition, which can save the patient’s life. Not to mention that it will cut down the medical costs because doctors will narrow down the tests needed to be done.

What’s more, the blockchain will help you upload information from your wearable devices and medical apps, so that you can keep in touch with your doctor.

For example, if you have high blood pressure and you keep tabs on it using a blood pressure app, you can upload the data to the blockchain, and your doctor will review it and suggest how to proceed. That would make Health Care much more efficient.

In addition to this, the blockchain might be useful for:

  • Tracking clinical trial information
  • Monitoring epidemics
  • Analyzing data anonymously
  • Keep records of physician licenses

What are the downsides the blockchain technology in Health Care?

According to 8bit Sumo, one of the biggest concerns about using the blockchain to solve the Health Care privacy crisis is that it’s not completely HIPAA compliant and its implementation might require a change in the law.

Also, some critics of the system point out that the data is still not as secure as you would hope. The miners, the people who are going to run the Health Care blockchain, would still have access to the medical files. So, it would have to have some safety measures to prevent anyone from abusing the information.

What’s more, it’s worth remembering that Bitcoin miners get a small portion of Bitcoin for every transaction they validate. So, the miners in the Health Care blockchain would also have to receive some incentive to keep the system working. What’s more, we shouldn’t forget that running such a blockchain would require a significant computing power.

The last thing we shouldn’t forget is that since the system is decentralized, it won’t be under the control of the government. So, critics ask who would be responsible if something goes amiss.

As you can see, the blockchain has many advantages that could be implemented to reform the Health Care and make it more efficient and low-cost. However, there are still some problematic areas to work upon if the government ever hopes to implement the blockchain in the health sector.

What do you think on the subject? Can the blockchain solve the Health Care privacy crisis? Tell us in the comments.