Category Archives: Health Care: Health Insurance

This Insurance Company is Paying People to Stay Fit

Oscar Insurance bills itself as a “new kind of health insurance company,” one that uses a combination of technology and transparency to bring the stodgy insurance industry out of the Dark Ages. And now, it’s giving the industry a particularly … Continue reading

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3 Health Plan Questions the AMA Wants You to Ask

AMA and More than 115 Organizations Call for Increased Transparency for Health Insurers to Protect Patients CHICAGO - As Open Enrollment for 2015 Exchange Plans gets underway, patients are being bombarded with messages from health insurance companies vying for their … Continue reading

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Biggest corporate wellness lawsuit ever

Honeywell is not the first employer to be sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission due to a wellness program, but it is the biggest. The EEOC filed its third suit Monday against the company, in part because employees can … Continue reading

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Psychiatrist appointments hard to get, even for insured: Study

Obtaining access to private outpatient psychiatric care in the Boston, Chicago and Houston metropolitan areas is difficult, even for those with private insurance or those willing to pay out of pocket, a new study by Harvard researchers shows. The researchers, … Continue reading

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Consumer Watchdog: Blue Cross Sued for ‘Bait & Switch’

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Blue Cross vastly misrepresented the size of its physician and hospital networks and other key health plan contract terms in order to increase sales during the Affordable Care Act’s ‘open enrollment period’ … Continue reading

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Diabetes care depends on how your doctor is paid

From 2006 to 2008, nearly 75 per cent of Ontarians with diabetes did not receive all of the tests recommended to properly monitor their disease. How their doctor was paid was one of the factors determining the care they received, … Continue reading

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Where Does It Hurt?: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Fixing Health Care

Where else but the doctor’s office do you have to fill out a form on a clipboard? Have you noticed that hospital bills are almost unintelligible, except for the absurdly high dollar amount? Why is it that technology in other … Continue reading

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$3 million Federally-funded study aims to boost health of immigrant Latino farmworkers

A new, collaborative study aimed at designing and evaluating worksite-based health programs to lower the risk of obesity and diabetes among immigrant Latino farmworkers has been launched under the leadership of the University of California, Davis. The new five-year study, … Continue reading

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The REAL healthcare problem: 12,000,000 adult outpatients misdiagnosed in US every year; half of errors potentially harmful, say researchers

At least one in 20 adults is misdiagnosed in outpatient clinics in the US every year, amounting to 12 million people nationwide, and posing a “substantial patient safety risk,” finds research published online in BMJ Quality & Safety. Half of … Continue reading

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Autism treatment denials by insurers are now more difficult in California

(Reuters) - California on Wednesday made it harder for health insurers to deny or delay coverage of key interventions for children with autism, the latest in an ongoing series of actions by U.S. states to help families obtain the expensive … Continue reading

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42 percent of Americans can’t explain a deductible: USC study

The week before open enrollment closes for new health care exchanges, a study by researchers at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and the USC Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research shows that those who might … Continue reading

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Many seniors wrongly think public health insurance exchanges are replacing Medicare plans

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — As the nation approaches open enrollment for new public health insurance exchanges and Medicare, a new survey shows major misconceptions among seniors over how healthcare reform impacts Medicare benefits. This knowledge gap, coupled with … Continue reading

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Humana and YMCA of the USA partner to educate public on health care coverage

Humana will sponsor health and wellness community events and seminars at YMCA locations throughout the country LOUISVILLE, Ky. & CHICAGO-(BUSINESS WIRE)-Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) today announced a partnership with the YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), one of the nation’s leading … Continue reading

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