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Jennifer Jaff Patient Expert

I am the founder and Executive Director of Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness, Inc. We provide FREE information, advice, and advocacy services to patients nationwide in areas including health and disability insurance, Social Security disability, employment discrimination, family and... Full Bio
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Our Blog Has Moved! by Jennifer Jaff Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It is just a little over a year since the passing of our founder and dear friend, Jennifer Jaff, who will always remain with us in spirit. To commemorate her extraordinary c ... Read on »
Reminder: Get Your Guts In Gear August Rides!! by Jennifer Jaff Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy GEAR UP AND RIDE WITH GET YOUR GUTS IN GEAR IN 2013!Looking for an unforgettable event that supports a great cause?  Join Get Your Guts in Gear for the 2013 Rides for Cr ... Read on »
Gloria Steinem Receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Jennifer Jaff Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Congratulations to Gloria Steinem and the other recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom! Gloria Steinem, in addition to being a prominent writer and civil ri ... Read on »
The YouToons Get Ready for Obamacare - Health Insurance Changes Coming Your Way Under the... by Jennifer Jaff Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy We get a lot of questions from consumers about health reform and what to expect in 2014. This new video, from the Kaiser Family Foundation, provides a great overview of the ... Read on »
Traveling With Health Conditions by Jennifer Jaff Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Check out this timely article from Lynda Schrager on how to travel with a health condition. She provides great tips to organize and prepare for your trip, as well as suggest ... Read on »
Trusting Instincts by Jennifer Jaff Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Yesterday was a Sunday like any other - I was working on my Masters thesis and transferring various loads of laundry from washer to dryer and contemplating vacuuming my ... Read on »
Estimating Your Healthcare Costs Using FAIR Health® Consumer Tools by Jennifer Jaff Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy For those who have chronic conditions, managing your health usually involves ongoing care and treatment.  And although your health is the main focus, it’s also important to ... Read on »
Maintaining a Legacy by Jennifer Jaff Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As you are aware, Jennifer Jaff passed away in September of 2012. As the founder of Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness, Inc., she left behind not just an agency th ... Read on »
NY Times Article on Jennifer by Jennifer Jaff Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy We want to thank everyone for the kind and loving messages. Jennifer's impact was far greater than she ever knew. There was a touching article in the NY Times today which w ... Read on »
Heavy Heart by Jennifer Jaff Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It is with deep sorrow that we announce the untimely passing of Jennifer Jaff, Esq, Founder and Executive Director of Advocacy for Patients with Chronic Illness, Inc. J ... Read on »
Mini-Break by Jennifer Jaff Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I've waited all summer for a time when I could take a few days off.  There was always something in the way -- until now.  So I'm taking a couple of days off from blogging (a ... Read on »
Hump Day Headlines by Jennifer Jaff Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy   The Institute of Medicine issued a report saying there's a TON of waste and opportunity for savings in the health care system .  The big recommendation is payment for qual ... Read on »
Tuesday Tidbits by Jennifer Jaff Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The health reform law will make it easier for individuals to shop for, and compare, insurance.  That has touched off a wave of marketing as companies compete for markets the ... Read on »
I truly do hate Mondays by Jennifer Jaff Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy First Romney says he won't toss out all of health reform.  In particular, supports coverage of pre-existing conditions.  Except that his campaign staff says not to worry -- ... Read on »
NY Times Puzzle Solved! by Jennifer Jaff Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Pseudochromhidrosis.  Read about it here .  And if anybody asks you why Smurfs are blue, the answer is pseudochromhidrosis!  Jennifer Read on »
Finally Friday! by Jennifer Jaff Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Another really long, short week.  Got some work done, but we have a docket of insurance appeals right now as long as your arm.  Sort of intimidating.  Just have to take them ... Read on »
Thursday Themes by Jennifer Jaff Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It's NY Times puzzle day.  A 17 year old begins to turn blue .  What's the diagnosis?  I can hardly wait for tomorrow to find out! About 800,000 more Americans ran out o ... Read on »
Hump Day Headlines by Jennifer Jaff Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy I'm loving the fact that it's Wednesday already, although I have a lot on my plate today.  So let's start with the news The President's team came out swinging on health re ... Read on »
Tuesday Tidbits by Jennifer Jaff Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Staying away from politics and conventions these days is easier said than done.  Thus, the short blog posts -- we're a nonprofit and while we do try to educate about health ... Read on »
Finally Friday by Jennifer Jaff Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Ahhhh.  A three-day week-end, and much needed.  But first, the news Paul Krugman on Ryan's Medicare plan .I'm not saying a word -- just read it.  And here's Ezra Klein on ... Read on »