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1 hr ago | Reuters

India's battle against unneeded medical care finds World Bank support

India needs to curtail excessive medical care that leads to patient overspending as more people get health insurance, the World Bank said on Thursday, adding voice to a growing chorus against overtreatment in the country.


Related Topix: World Bank, Health, Marketing, Medicine

5 hrs ago | GhanaWeb

Christian health centres resume treatment of NHIS cardholders

The Christian Health Association of Ghana has rescinded an earlier decision that suspended treatment of card bearers of the National Health Insurance Scheme.


Related Topix: The Association, Pop/Rock, Health

Wed Jul 30, 2014

News Times

Go grocery shopping with your insurer

But that's just what a new partnership between nonprofit health insurance provider HealthyCT and the Stamford-based online farmers' market Fresh Nation is asking state residents to do.


Related Topix: Health, Stamford, CT, Life, Fruits, Food, Vegetables

World Magazine

Employer-based health insurance takes a hit

New data from health insurance providers suggests more than 1.7 million people lost coverage through their jobs between October 2013 and March of this year.


Related Topix: Health, Heritage Foundation, Charitable Organizations, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid

Detroit Free Press

Surprise for thousands: Health insurance checks to average $31 to $403

The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of 'good' in... Under federal health reform's so-called 80/20 rule, insurers are limited in how much they can spend on non-health care related costs like overhead or profits.


The Washington Post

California Health Insurance Premiums Rise Up to 88% in 2014

Health-care insurance premiums for individuals in California rose between 22 percent and 88 percent in 2014 from last year, even after the federal health-care overhaul, the state's insurance commissioner said.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Health, Business News

Sovereign revamps health insurance

Sovereign will effectively pay its customers' health insurance if they choose not to claim on a new policy unveiled today and instead opt to use the public system.


Related Topix: Health

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Survey: Remaining uninsured harder to reach

In a follow-up to its long-term study of California's uninsured, the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 3.4 million previously uninsured adults now have health coverage after the first open enrollment season under President Barack Obama's health overhaul.


Related Topix: Non-Profit, Health Care Policy, Health, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Marketing

News Observer

Employer health insurance mandate a political orphan

Four years later and after repeated delays, the so-called employer mandate has become something of an orphan, reviled by the law's opponents and increasingly seen as unnecessary by many of its backers.


Related Topix: Health, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

USA Today

Federal appeals court denies another Obamacare challenge

President Obama's health care law survived a long-shot challenge Tuesday when a federal appeals court panel tossed out a lawsuit that contested the way it was enacted by Congress.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health

Cybercast News Service

Q&A: How Hawaii health care compares to federal

Hawaii lawmakers and other key officials say the state's health care law faces an unlikely threat from the Affordable Care Act that could lead to a lower standard of care for state residents.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health

Windsor Beacon

VA inspector says Alabama doctor's acts may be insurance fraud

A sign outside the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System complex in Montgomery, Ala., reads, "Veterans, yes we will be open, " on Friday, April 8, 2011.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Martha Roby, US Politics, Montgomery, AL, Medicine, Life, Veteran Affairs, Health

Aetna 2Q profit rises 2.4 percent

The Hartford, Connecticut, company said Tuesday it now expects full-year adjusted earnings to range between $6.45 and $6.60 per share, up from its April forecast for earnings of $6.35 to $6.55 per share.


Related Topix: Aetna, Insurance, Hartford, CT, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Coventry Health Care

Bellingham Herald

$1,000 pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice

In less than six months, prescriptions for Sovaldi have eclipsed all other hepatitis C pills combined, according to new data from IMS Health.


Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Startups, Medicaid

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Right Wing News

Halbig Is an Opportunity for Supreme Court To Rededicate Itself to Rule of Law

True, the Halbig case, if it makes its way to the Supreme Court, will present an opportunity for Chief Justice John Roberts to redeem himself from his abominably activist salvation of Obamacare.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US News, John G. Roberts, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, Health, Tax


When Patients Fear EHR

Many members of the public mistakenly believe electronic health records are less secure than paper files.


Related Topix: Health

Merced Sun-Star

Some Florida doctors decline to accept Obamacare

Childe, 60, bought an HMO plan from Humana, one of the nation's largest health insurance companies, and received a membership card in time for her coverage to kick in on May 1. But instead of being able to pick a primary care physician to coordinate her health care, Childe says she repeatedly ran into closed doors from South Florida doctors who are ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat, Florida, Health, Hallandale, FL

Small Business Trends

Which Private Sector Businesses Have Stopped Offering Employee Health Insurance?

Between 2000 and 2013, the fraction of private sector businesses offering employee health insurance declined from 59.3 percent to 49.9 percent, the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality estimates .


Related Topix: Health, Agriculture, Science

The Fresno Bee

How to escape the medical care debt trap

The single biggest cause of personal bankruptcy in the United States isn't job loss or irresponsible use of credit.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Health, Credit Card Debt, Personal Finance

The Times

Louisiana ranks low in caring for children

A national report on living conditions and education levels of children ranks Louisiana 47th worst in the nation, dropping one notch from a year ago.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Family, Kids, Health, US Governors, Medicaid