ACA Series en Jaime's Story: A Domestic Violence Survivor Speaks Out <p><em><strong>The content of this story on domestic violence is not suitable for children and may be disturbing for all listeners. Please be advised.</strong></em><br />&nbsp;</p><p>For 10 years, Jaime, who lives in a town near Wichita, suffered from marital rape. The sexual assault began when she was 14 years old. Jaime, like many, felt there was no way out.<br /><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is Jaime&#39;s story:</span></p><p></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:07:54 +0000 Carla Eckels 24835 at Jaime's Story: A Domestic Violence Survivor Speaks Out Q&A: The Affordable Care Act In Kansas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KMUW hosted a live call-in show October 9. We took questions from callers, email and Twitter. Below are questions and answers from the hour. We received more questions than we could get to during the hour, but we followed up with our panelists and added those additional questions and answers below.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Our guests were:</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 23:03:17 +0000 Chandra Stauffer, Aileen LeBlanc & Carla Eckels 24518 at How The Affordable Care Act Is Going To Affect Your Business <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Affordable Care Act marketplace of insurance options goes online October&nbsp;1. Businesses both small and large have some choices to make, but there are some resources available to help you with that complicated process.</span></p><p><strong>Meet Alex</strong><br /><br />Alex is an animated bean who walks you through a simple (and cute) tour of the Affordable Care Act at <a href=""></a>. He asks questions about your situation (it’s confidential) and then tells you how the new rules might apply to you.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 13:14:02 +0000 Aileen LeBlanc 23943 at How The Affordable Care Act Is Going To Affect Your Business Individual Health Insurance Mandate Helps Balance The Field <p></p><p>The federal online marketplace for health insurance opens October 1.</p><p>As part of the Affordable Care Act, most Americans are required to have insurance beginning in 2014. This part of the law, referred to as the “individual mandate,” is designed to increase the number of consumers in the total insurance pool, with the intention of lowering premiums across the board.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:58:01 +0000 Fletcher Powell 23909 at Affordable Care Act May Prevent Trips To The ER <p>The Affordable Care Act may make it easier to get preventative care for many people who may now be using the emergency room. People who put off getting check-ups and tests for minor issues can find themselves with a serious illness. Even a bad tooth, if it is ignored, can manifest into a life-threatening situation.<br /><br />Joseph Akif, director of nursing for emergency services at Via Christi Hospitals in Wichita, says that when the economic crisis hit in 2008, the emergency department saw an increase in these kinds of patients. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:50:42 +0000 Aileen LeBlanc 23887 at Affordable Care Act May Prevent Trips To The ER Health Care Navigators Are Ready To Go To Work <p></p><p>A <a href="">recent Pew Research poll</a> found that nationally only a quarter of respondents said they understand “very well” what the effects of the Affordable Care Act will be. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:22:24 +0000 Fletcher Powell 23855 at Do You Know Enough About The Affordable Care Act? <p>KMUW's Carla Eckels&nbsp;recently talked to <a href="">Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger</a>&nbsp;about how the Affordable Care Act is going to affect people in Kansas and what to expect when the health insurance marketplace opens on October 1. <a href="">Learn more about the basics of the marketplace here</a>.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Carla Eckels 23799 at Do You Know Enough About The Affordable Care Act?