‘Top Docs’ addresses ways for patients to obtain health insurance

The latest edition of the Medical Association of Georgia’s (MAG) ‘Top Docs’ show addresses ways for people who don’t have health insurance or who have lost their health insurance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic to get health insurance. It features Steven Cohen, M.D., who is a general internist with the Wellstar Health System.

Dr. Cohen discusses…

 How many Americans could lose their health insurance as a result of COVID-19

– Whether an Affordable Care Act (ACA or “Obamacare”) plan is a good option for people who have lost their employer-sponsored health insurance

– The timeline for people to sign up for an ACA plan 

– Whether people who lose their health insurance can enroll in their spouse’s employer-sponsored plan

– Options for people who are younger than 26

– Who is eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, and how people can enroll in these programs

– Medicare D and Advantage plans, and how people can enroll in them

 The www.MedicareDrugSavings.org website he created to help people pick a good Medicare drug plan 

– Steps that medical practices can take to make it easier for their patients to get health insurance

Dr. Cohen has been a board-certified physician since 1986. In addition to MAG, he is a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, and the Cobb County Medical Society. Dr. Cohen was a contributing author for the book Transforming Health Care Through Information. And, he has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s ‘Bridges to Excellence’ program for his efforts to advance diabetes care. Dr. Cohen has a medical degree from the Emory University School of Medicine.

Between downloads and live listeners, ‘Top Docs’ has now reached more than 875,000 listeners and viewers – which includes people in all 50 states and more than 80 countries. MAG has won two awards for the show, including an American Association of Medical Society Executives Profiles of Excellence Award and a Health Information Resource Center Digital Health Award.

‘Top Docs’ is supported with a grant from Alliant Health Solutions in memory of Tom Williams, its former CEO. 

In addition to the video recordings that are available on Facebook, ‘Top Docs’ is available as a podcast on AppleGoogleSpotifyStitcher, and iHeart Radio

Resources

‘How to choose a [Medicare] plan’

Georgia ‘How to apply for Medicaid’ website

HealthCare.gov (ACA plans)

Georgians who have a high-deductible health insurance plan or who don’t have prescription drug coverage or who take prescription drugs that aren’t covered by their health insurance plan can also use the Georgia Drug Card to obtain savings of up to 75 percent off the retail price for brand and generic FDA-approved medications at most retail pharmacies – including every major pharmacy chain. Go to www.GeorgiaDrugCard.com for additional information.

The views of the guests who appear on ‘Top Docs’ are theirs and aren’t necessarily consistent with MAG’s policies or positions. Contact Tom Kornegay at tkornegay@mag.org with questions about MAG’s ‘Top Docs’ show.