"Health Insurance" Blogs

Legislation Seeks to Decrease Rural Maternal Mortality

Over the years, pregnancy-related deaths have increased, particularly in rural areas, to as much as 60% higher than urban areas.   A new bill introduced by a member of Congress from New Mexico seeks to close the gap by attracting more healthcare providers to these areas, fund equipment, and support data collection. Currently, the United States […]

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Medicare For All May Not Be The Answer

According to healthcare experts, “Medicare for All’ may not be the answer right now. Unfortunately, the policy is focused more on getting people affordable health insurance coverage rather than affordable care. There are policy deficiencies that must be addressed first to ensure people get the right coverage. Also, “Medicare for All” will eliminate private and […]

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More Private Medicare Plans Available For 2020

Private insurer’s plans are increasing for Medicare Advantage (MA) in 2020 with about 3,150 MA plans that offer expanded coverage options currently unavailable under the traditional Medicare, which is 15 percent from 2019 – based on research by the Kaiser Family Foundation.   Medicare Open Enrollment started Oct. 15 and it ends Dec. 7. During […]

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Why Is There A Shortage of Mental Health Care Providers for Both USA Children and Adults?

Despite an increase in the number of psychiatrists nationwide, there is still a shortage of providers, particularly for children or adults suffering from a mental disorder. Currently, one out of five children in the United States live in an area with no mental health care coverage, based on research by the Journal Pediatrics.  The Journal […]

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Donating Salad Bars to Schools Across Michigan

Blue Cross just announced they will be donating salad bars to Michigan schools. The schools will get salad bars through a partnership between the United Start Foundation and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM). Since 2015, BCBSM has been supporting 91 salad bars in Michigan schools through the national Salad Bars to Schools initiative, […]

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UnitedHealthcare Launches On-Demand Virtual Visit App for Its Members

New mobile app allows over 27 million Americans access to their health information 24/7, so they can have a more appropriate healthcare experience. They can access healthcare professionals either through a mobile device or their computer. The new app is available on Apple and Android devices and will eventually substitute their Health4Me app. Currently, millions […]

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Fire-Battered California Plans Evacuation for Patients in At-Risk Hospitals: Medicare Special Enrollment Available

The devastation California has experienced over the past three years is more than any state could handle. How can you prepare for something so unpredictable? In 2019 alone there have been so far 200,000 people evacuated with more than 189 buildings destroyed and 90,000 buildings threatened. Millions are without power and a hundred thousand advised […]

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Obamacare Expected to Rise Only 2.5% For 2020

Obamacare premium increases seem to be modest for 2020. Things have stabilized, according to the first batch proposed by insurers. The proposed rates can be much lower as insurance regulators in several states may not approve them before the actual premium increases are finalized prior to open enrollment.   In the early years of the […]

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Uber and Lyft expand into healthcare

As some of you may have already known, Uber and Lyft are part of healthcare. They had positioned themselves to help patients make it to their appointments on time by building partnerships with hospital systems and insurance companies hoping they can provide efficient transport.  But they are taking it a step further as they continue […]

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Wyoming Insurance Department Recognized as Champion for Autism Advocacy

Autism Speaks, the largest autism advocacy group in the United States, recognized the Wyoming Department of insurance in its national law summit. The award was presented earlier this month, and it states it’s in appreciation of the extraordinary advocacy on behalf of people with autism in the state of Wyoming. Wyoming insurance commissioner, Jeff Rude, […]

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Michael Jordan Opens Health Clinic For Low-Income Patients: More To Come

The six-time NBA champ did it again, but this time on giving – it will make your day. He just unveiled the first of two medical clinics that he and his family have funded in Charlotte, North Carolina. The clinics will provide much-needed care to low-income patients in the community. It was an emotional moment […]

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Lack of dental Coverage By Medicare: A Top Concern Among Retirees

Over 37 million people on Medicare don’t have dental coverage – that’s 2 out of 3 Medicare beneficiaries. If you are a retiree, chances are you are one of them.  Medicare recipients pay over $1,000 on this medical expense, and most people get dental insurance either through private Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, or other private plans. […]

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