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Health Insurance

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  • NY starts out-of-network health coverage protections

    New protections against big surprise medical bills are starting in New York. Enacted last year, they require insurance payments for out-of-network medical treatment in emergencies, when similar services or specialists are unavailable within the insurer's...
  • Rising healthcare costs are pressuring patients

    Rising healthcare costs are pressuring patients
    Coping with ever-increasing medical bills is frustrating — and getting more so. A recent survey by private health insurance exchange EHealth highlights the pressure Americans are feeling. It found that more than 6 in 10 people say they're more...
  • Outreach Nurse Tackles Poverty, Illness and Inequality

    Outreach Nurse Tackles Poverty, Illness and Inequality
    HARTFORD — When Rebecca Santiago became a nurse she was taught how to treat the sick. But more than 30 years in public health has taught her that poverty may be the greatest threat to health and it takes a lot more than medicine to fix it. As a...
  • Blue Shield of California is under new pressure to lower rates

    Blue Shield of California is under new pressure to lower rates
    With billions of dollars in reserve, nonprofit insurer Blue Shield of California is facing new pressure to offer better prices for its policies. Despite its nonprofit status, the health insurance giant is usually on par or priced slightly above its for-...
  • State's Off-Label Drug Bill: What It Means To You And Why Insurers Want To Kill It

    State's Off-Label Drug Bill: What It Means To You And Why Insurers Want To Kill It
    A physician might prescribe an antidepressant to treat hot flashes or the asthma drug Singulair for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder even though they're not approved for the specific conditions by the Food and Drug Administration. It's a legal,...
  • Audit says Maryland overbilled federal government $28.4M in health exchange launch

    Audit says Maryland overbilled federal government $28.4M in health exchange launch
    A long-awaited audit of Maryland's health insurance exchange has found that the state improperly billed the federal government $28.4 million as former Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration struggled to launch what would become one of the most troubled...
  • Two Hospitals Could Be Out Of Network Soon For UnitedHealthcare Customers

    Two Hospitals Could Be Out Of Network Soon For UnitedHealthcare Customers
    People who have UnitedHealthcare insurance could face more expensive, out-of-network rates at Hartford Hospital and the Hospital of Central Connecticut, or they will have to seek care elsewhere, if the health system and insurer don't resolve a contract...
  • Shock and awe: Congress may do the right thing on children's health

    Shock and awe: Congress may do the right thing on children's health
    The moments when Congress appears to function effectively are rare and fleeting these days. So it's proper to recognize that the House is on the verge of taking the right steps on the Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, which was on the cusp...
  • Medi-Cal rolls could swell under Obama's deportation relief plan

    Medi-Cal rolls could swell under Obama's deportation relief plan
    President Obama's executive actions on immigration, which have sparked a fierce political backlash nationwide, could also provide an unlikely boost for another of his goals: increasing health insurance signups. Immigrants living in the U.S. without...
  • Congress must ensure Florida's kids keep health insurance

    Congress must ensure Florida's kids keep health insurance
    Time is running out for more than 470,000 children in Florida who rely on the Children's Health Insurance Program, also known as KidCare, to finance their health coverage. If Congress does not act to extend funding for the program before Oct. 1, working...
  • Ted Cruz to buy insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap

    Ted Cruz to buy insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap
    GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz could soon be buying his family's health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act he has vowed to dismantle. Cruz, whose Senate filibuster against the law he derides as “Obamacare” led to a partial...