Tuesday, 22 January 2019
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AVMA Life health insurance kicks off July 1 – VIN News Service
22 Jan
4:48

AVMA Life health insurance kicks off July 1 – VIN News Service

AVMA Life plans to offer group medical insurance to American Veterinary Medical Association members, their families and veterinary practice staff by July 1. The rollout will begin in 10 yet-to-be-named states. Members in more states will be able access the program in January 2020, officials said during a meeting last week in Chicago […]

Is NYC’s New Plan Actually a Health Care Guarantee? – CityLab
21 Jan
3:38

Is NYC’s New Plan Actually a Health Care Guarantee? – CityLab

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaking at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx on Tuesday. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters Bill de Blasio’s new “health care for all” plan targets the national fight over universal coverage and immigration. But what is the plan, exactly? All New York City residents, regardless of […]

Here are 6 major issues facing healthcare in 2019, according to PwC – Healthcare IT News
21 Jan
2:19

Here are 6 major issues facing healthcare in 2019, according to PwC – Healthcare IT News

The U.S. healthcare industry is looking less like a special case, a large segment of the U.S. economy with its own unique quirks, and is beginning to behave like other industries, according to “Top health industry issues of 2019: The New Health Economy comes of age,” the 13th annual healthcare […]

Cancer Care Has A Long Way To Go To Meet LGBTQ Patients’ Needs – HuffPost
20 Jan
1:09

Cancer Care Has A Long Way To Go To Meet LGBTQ Patients’ Needs – HuffPost

The LGBTQ population’s health care needs are often different from those of cis-hetero patients, including when it comes to cancer detection and treatment. Sexual and gender minority individuals are at higher risk for certain cancers, and barriers to health care for this group are well-documented — but even when these […]

WhidbeyHealth expresses regret over insurance snafu – South Whidbey Record
19 Jan
11:58

WhidbeyHealth expresses regret over insurance snafu – South Whidbey Record

WhidbeyHealth expressed regrets for the confusion and angst it created for retired employees when the health system decided to drop state health insurance coverage for 2019. A domino effect of conflicting information and miscommunication left about 95 Whidbey retirees scrambling to find new Medicare supplemental health plans right before Christmas. […]

At Best, Obamacare’s Lifesaving Potential Was Equivalent To Exercising Briskly For 30 Minutes A Day – Forbes
19 Jan
10:40

At Best, Obamacare’s Lifesaving Potential Was Equivalent To Exercising Briskly For 30 Minutes A Day – Forbes

Longtime readers know I have been deeply skeptical of widespread claims that Obamacare has saved tens of thousands of lives per year. As I previously explained here and  here about Obamacare in general and here and here about Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion specifically, the methodological limitations of the various studies on which such claims rest should give any […]

Panel discusses deficit from health insurance policy | News – Hopkinsville Kentucky New Era
18 Jan
9:20

Panel discusses deficit from health insurance policy | News – Hopkinsville Kentucky New Era

The Hopkinsville Committee of the Whole was presented with its quarterly insurance report Thursday night that revealed they are currently in a deficit for the 2018 calendar year. Matt Majors explained to the committee that the city is in a $91.37 deficit per employee for the 2018 year and suggested […]

Riviera Beach mistakenly spent more than $1 million on health insurance for former employees – WPTV.com
18 Jan
8:07

Riviera Beach mistakenly spent more than $1 million on health insurance for former employees – WPTV.com

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — Rivera Beach Council voted unanimously to suspend the city’s human resource risk manager Marie Sullen for 15 days without pay for her role in the insurance mismanagement which resulted in $1 million in overpayment. Mayor Thomas Masters brought the item to council during Wednesday’s council meeting. […]

Why Companies Are Supporting Emotional Wellness In The Workplace – Forbes
17 Jan
6:51

Why Companies Are Supporting Emotional Wellness In The Workplace – Forbes

By Lisa Wirthman  One of the biggest drivers of an expanding healthcare industry is wellness – a focus on healthy minds and bodies that’s rapidly changing consumer behaviors. Valued at over $4 trillion, the global wellness market is growing nearly twice as fast as the global economy, according to the […]

Texas has most people without health insurance in the U.S. – KXXV News Channel 25
17 Jan
5:39

Texas has most people without health insurance in the U.S. – KXXV News Channel 25

WACO, TX (KXXV) – Millions of Texans could be out thousands of dollars with a single trip to the doctor. The Episcopal Health Foundation released a report that shows Texas has the most people without health insurance in the entire U.S. Researchers found that 19 percent of Texans, or 4.6 […]