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Advocacy Group Seeks To Force Employers To Give Pregnancy Coverage To Dependents
If these complaints are successful, they could expand the benefits that health plans must cover under the Affordable Care Act.
- Posted 14 days ago
Will Consumers Sign On For Health Law’s Co-Ops?
People in the market for health insurance in Oregon want to know what their out-of-pocket expenses will be -- down to the dollar. They want doctors who reply to email. They want the option to see alternative...
- Posted 17 days ago
Texas’ Rio Grande Valley Presses for Medicaid Expansion
That is also the strategy, it could be said, that local officials, health care providers and frustrated Valley residents are trying to use to convince Gov. Rick Perry and state Republican lawmakers to set aside their opposition...
- Posted 29 days ago
With High Deductible Health Plans, It Pays To Shop Around For Care
The couple had a $6,000 deductible on their family plan. And even though the bill was reduced to $3,000 the price the provider and insurer had agreed to by contract the Brodskys had to cover...
- Posted 30 days ago
Doctors Transform How They Practice Medicine For Patient Care, Profits
Dr. Thomas Bellavia transformed his traditional medical practice in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., into a so-called medical home where patients are seen by teams of doctors and nurses. He says it has paid off in better, more coordinated...
- Posted 35 days ago
Tracking vaccine scares a challenge for health authorities
Vaccine scares have emerged as a major challenge to global efforts to eliminate preventable diseases, with rumours and conspiracy theories proliferating faster than health authorities can respond to them.
- Posted 36 days ago
Oregon’s Medicaid Lottery: A Participant’s View
After winning the lottery, Mary Carson, 55, was accepted into the Oregon Health Plan, the state's Medicaid program, in 2011. She and her partner live with her three children.
- Posted 40 days ago
Medicare Seeks To Limit Number Of Seniors Placed In Hospital Observation Care
Medicare officials have proposed changes in hospital admission rules that they say will curb the rising number of beneficiaries who are placed in observation care but are not admitted, making them ineligible for nursing home coverage.
- Posted 47 days ago
Senate President Says Sebelius To Blame If Florida Fails To Expand Medicaid
Florida Gov. Rick Scott reversed his earlier opposition and now supports taking $50 billion in federal funds over the next decade to expand coverage. House Speaker Will Weatherford opposes that idea and instead wants to spend $3...
- Posted 54 days ago
Discovery of hormone upping insulin-producing cells raises hope for diabetes cure
A lab experiment accidentally found that a hormone in diabetic mice increases the number of insulin-producing cells in the animals, according to a Thursday report in the journal Cell.
- Posted 54 days ago
Nurses Fighting State By State For Minimum Staffing Laws
Legislatures in at least seven states and the District of Columbia are trying to answer that question as they debate bills that would require hospitals to have a minimum number of nurses on staff at all times.
- Posted 57 days ago
Lack Of Competition Might Hamper Health Exchanges
Even some stalwart supporters of the Affordable Care Act worry that in many states, people won't have a lot of health insurance choices when the exchanges launch in October.
- Posted 57 days ago
Seniors Get Hung Up In Health Care Scams
At first, the caller didn't seem too fishy; he started by running through her address and phone number, just to make sure they were right. But then he read off a series of numbers and asked if...
- Posted 58 days ago
Chinese Bird flu outbreak infections climb to 83
As the death toll from a deadly strain of bird flu in China rises to 17, China is also investigating the possibility of human-to-human transmission of bird flu,
- Posted 62 days ago
Five Ways The President’s Budget Would Change Medicare
That assessment has drawn concern from some patient and provider groups that, although recognizing the need to address the nation's rising health care costs, say seniors shouldn't bear the brunt of efforts to reduce entitlement spending.
- Posted 65 days ago
Insurers’ Efforts To Delay Health Law Compliance Could Affect Premiums, Benefits
Regulators in some states are trying to prevent insurers from getting around the health law by extending potentially cheaper, but more limited policies for another year, but other states are giving the firms leeway.
- Posted 75 days ago
Despite Fears Of ‘Sticker Shock,’ Young Adults Should Have Reasonable Plan Options On Exchanges
Q. After the exchanges go live in 2014, will consumers still be able to buy individual health insurance directly from carriers, without going through those state-based marketplaces? I fear the rules of the plans operating within the...
- Posted 78 days ago
Will Uninsured Come To Health Law’s Marketplaces?
To counter residents lacking health care, West Palm Beach officials launched a program that offered subsidized coverage to residents who couldn't afford private insurance, but made too much to qualify for Medicaid, the state-federal program for the...
- Posted 80 days ago
Latest Study FAQ: Obamacare’s Impact On Insurance Claim Costs
The latest analysis comes from the Society of Actuaries. It's attracting attention because of the group's expertise and nonpartisanship. What actuaries do for a living predicting future expense based on multiple squishy factors is at the core...
- Posted 83 days ago
Affordable Health Care Act Enters Third Year
As the health law marks its third anniversary, much of the action surrounding its implementation has shifted to the states. Hot topics include creation of health exchanges, the on-line marketplaces where consumers will be able to shop...
- Posted 89 days ago