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Thursday, December 18

Obamacare

Commonly used political shorthand for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the 2010 health care reform law signed by President Obama; also referred to as the Affordable Care Act or ACA.

Wednesday, December 17

Health Disparities

Systematic differences in health conditions and treatment due to race, income, language, residency, or other factors.

Tuesday, December 16

Generic Pharmaceuticals

Prescription drugs with the same chemical make-up as a drug that went through the full FDA approval process that are sold under a different name and usually by a different company than the maker of the original drug.

Monday, December 15

Status Change

Life changes that allow an individual to make changes to their health coverage outside of the standard open enrollment period. Common examples include marriage, divorce, or childbirth.

Friday, December 12

Section 125 Plan

A plan that allows for employees to pay for health insurance premiums and receive certain benefits on a pre-tax basis.

Intermediate Care Facilities Individuals with Mental Retardation (ICF/MR)

An institution that focuses on care for persons with mental retardation or other related conditions.