The 8 Things Your Health Insurance DOESN'T Cover

Whether you’re looking to choose a new health insurance policy, going on Medicare, or are unsure of the details of your current health plan, there are several services that you may think are covered but in actuality they’re not. Knowing in advance what services you’re going to have to pay for can help you make smart health choices. First, How to Get Coverage If your employer offers health insurance, you’re generally all set. But if you’re leaving your employer or find yourself recently without health insurance (and are not Medicare age), here are your health insurance coverage options: COBRA coverage. If you lose your job, you may be given the option under COBRA to continue your health coverage for up to 36 months. “If you’re really stuck and need some coverage for a few months, this is an option,” says Lori-Ann Rickard, J.D., creator of, and a health care lawyer. But, Rickard points out, COBRA can be very expensive since you will be responsible for paying for the coverage and your employer needs to employ over 35 people to offer COBRA at all. Your spouse. “if you have a spouse and they’re employed, sometimes they can add you to their insurance,” says Rickard.  Private individual/family policies: “There are some private insurance plans created for individuals or families that you can look at,” says Rickard. These are plans created by companies like Aetna, Blue Cross, and ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Publication date: 4–10 April 2020Source: The Lancet, Volume 395, Issue 10230Author(s): Jorge A Alfaro-Murillo, Marí L Ávila-Agüero, Meagan C Fitzpatrick, Caroline J Crystal, Luiza-Helena Falleiros-Arlant, Alison P Galvani
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The ability to rapidly identify, propagate, and internationally share our SARS-CoV-2 isolate is an important step in collaborative scientific efforts to deal effectively with this international public health emergency by developing better diagnostic procedures, vaccine candidates, and antiviral agents. PMID: 32237278 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
In conclusion, the five differentially expressed miRNAs may be considered as diagnostic biomarkers for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. In addition, the differential expression levels of the targets of these five mRNAs, including SFRP1, EDNRB, NR4A3, FHL2, NKX3‑1, IL6ST and FOXO1, may be involved in hepatocellular carcinoma tumorigenesis. PMID: 32236623 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Rep Source Type: research
Authors: Zhang Y, Wang Q, Reynolds GP, Yue W, Deng W, Yan H, Tan L, Wang C, Yang G, Lu T, Wang L, Zhang F, Yang J, Li K, Lv L, Tan Q, Li Y, Yu H, Zhang H, Ma X, Yang F, Li L, Chen Q, Wei W, Zhao L, Wang H, Li X, Guo W, Hu X, Tian Y, Ren H, Ma X, Coid J, Zhang D, Li T, Chinese Antipsychotics Pharmacogenomics Consortium Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare longitudinal metabolic effects of 7 antipsychotics, including body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), blood pressure (BP), glucose, triglycerides (TG), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C); to investigate ...
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Clin Psychiatry Source Type: research
Anti‑glycolipid disorder effect of epigallocatechin‑3‑gallate on high‑fat diet and STZ‑induced T2DM in mice. Mol Med Rep. 2020 Mar 26;: Authors: Ren Z, Yang Z, Lu Y, Zhang R, Yang H Abstract Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is beneficial for inhibiting dyslipidemia and reducing hyperlipidemic risk. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the glycolipid regulatory effects and potential mechanisms of EGCG in a high‑fat diet and streptozotocin‑induced type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) mouse model. The results demonstrated that EGCG can decrease blood glucose levels and i...
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
Authors: Iwasaki H, Wakamatsu M, Sugihara K, Kamio K, Tsuji S, Morita J, Kurihara Y, Izumi T, Nishimoto T, Kinoshita K, Nakanishi Y, Sasaki M Abstract TP0446131, developed as an antidepressant agent, was found to cause lenticular opacity in a 13-week repeated-dose study in dogs. Histopathologically, the lenticular opacity was observed as a degeneration of the lens fibers, characterized by irregularity in the ordered arrangement of the fibers which is necessary to maintain the transparency of the lens, and was considered to manifest clinically as cataract. To evaluate the development mechanism of the lenticular opac...
Source: Journal of Toxicological Sciences - Category: Toxicology Tags: J Toxicol Sci Source Type: research
Authors: Valentino S, Suit L Abstract Background: The community college student is not currently armed with the resources or prevention information regarding influenza. Less than twenty percent of the college population receives influenza immunization annually.Purpose: The purpose of the project was to evaluate if an evidenced-based influenza and vaccine education intervention will affect nursing students' intent to vaccinate for influenza by increasing knowledge of the influenza vaccine using Zingg and Siegrist's Knowledge Scale.Methods: Participants were recruited voluntarily from their attendance at orientation ...
Source: Journal of Community Health Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: J Community Health Nurs Source Type: research
Authors: Hormoznejad R, Mohammad Shahi M, Rahim F, Helli B, Alavinejad P, Sharhani A Abstract A double-blind placebo-controlled randomised clinical trial was conducted on 41 patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Participants were randomly allocated to receive either a cranberry supplement or a placebo for 12 weeks. Both groups were assigned to follow a weight loss diet. At the end of the study, alanine aminotransferase and insulin decreased significantly in both groups (p 
Source: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Tags: Int J Food Sci Nutr Source Type: research
Authors: Nikolic D, Banach M, Chianetta R, Luzzu LM, Pantea Stoian A, Diaconu CC, Citarrella R, Montalto G, Rizzo M Abstract Introduction: Statins remain the most commonly prescribed lipid-lowering drug class for the treatment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Their well-recognized side effects are known as statin-associated muscle symptom (SAMS). Some advances in this field have been made in recent years, but the understanding of the mechanisms has lagged. Investigating the specific role of the anti-HMGCR autoantibody, pharmacokinetic genetic variants, characterization of the known phenotypes of statin to...
Source: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Drug Saf Source Type: research
Abstract Comparing the effects of Paleolithic Diet (PD) and of a Guidelines Substantiated Diet (GSD) on anthropometric indicators of obese individuals. Randomized clinical trial. Obese patients were divided into two groups based on dietary prescription: PD and GSD. These diets encompassed 82 and 73 patients, respectively, who were followed-up for 60 days. Anthropometric measurements were taken before the beginning of the trial, at the 30th day of it and at the end of the experimental period. At the 60th experimental day, there was 26.8% treatment abandonment by individuals in group PD and 19.2% by the ones in group GSD; th...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cineantropometria e Desempenho Humano - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
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