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His Wife Died in the Santa Fe School Shooting. The World ’ s Sympathy May Keep Him Alive.
William Tisdale ’ s GoFundMe campaign to pay for medical treatment for a fatal lung disease took off after his wife was killed in the Texas shooting. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DANIEL VICTOR Tags: Santa Fe, Tex, Shooting (2018) GoFundMe william tisdale cynthia tisdale School Shootings and Armed Attacks Crowdfunding (Internet) Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

Counting the Costs: Introduction to CBO's Updated Health Insurance Model
June 19, 2018 9:30-11:30am ET; Washington, DC or via webcast. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Want to See Your Baby? In China, It Can Cost You
A hospital demanded that a woman pay her bills before she could see her newborn twins, illustrating a plight that many face in the Chinese medical system. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUI-LEE WEE Tags: China Hospitals Health Insurance and Managed Care Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

The New Health Care: What Barbershops Can Teach About Delivering Health Care
One reason that an experiment to reduce high blood pressure in a high-risk population succeeded is that it adapted its approach to encourage trust. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AARON E. CARROLL Tags: Medicine and Health Health Insurance and Managed Care Barbers and Barbering Heart Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Obesity Source Type: news

A Sigh of Relief (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)
Like many of Candidate Trump’s promises — from a big, beautiful wall that Mexico will pay for to better health insurance for everyone at a fraction of the cost — his promise to control prescription costs was long on curb appeal and short on structure. A Potemkin drugstore, as it were. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 21, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

As an Insurer Resists Paying for ‘ Avoidable ’ E.R. Visits, Patients and Doctors Push Back
Guessing wrong on when a condition is a life-threatening medical emergency could mean a large bill. Or worse. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON, MARGOT SANGER-KATZ and JULIE CRESWELL Tags: Emergency Medical Treatment Health Insurance and Managed Care Anthem Inc Consumer Protection Hospitals Doctors Source Type: news

Trump ’ s New Health and Human Services Secretary Is a Joyful Regulator
In an administration with a deregulatory bent, Alex Azar relishes his policymaking powers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Azar, Alex M II Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Health Insurance and Managed Care United States Politics and Government Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Source Type: news

Yes, President Trump, there is a difference between HIV and HPV. Here's a handy tipsheet
In the early days of his presidency, Donald Trumpfamously declared that “nobody knew that healthcare could be so complicated.”At the time, he was talking about health insurance. But perhaps he was also thinking about two potentially life-threatening viruses — HIV and HPV.Ina video that came... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - May 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

Obamacare tied to earlier cancer detection in young women
(Reuters Health) - Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision allowing adult children to stay on their parents' health insurance policy until age 26, young women with gynecological cancers were diagnosed and treated sooner, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Report analyzes impact on health insurance rates in Oregon from 'marketplace sabotage'
Oregon will feel less of an impact, since the state limits short-term plans. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Report analyzes impact on health insurance rates in Oregon from 'marketplace sabotage'
Oregon will feel less of an impact, since the state limits short-term plans. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Neighborhood Health doubles down on opioid addiction treatment
The health insurance company owned by Boston-based Partners HealthCare plans to begin offering financial incentives to encourage more providers to offer medication-assisted treatment, and to hire recovery coaches and waive co-pays for Narcan. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Katie Lannan Source Type: news

Even Higher-Income Americans are Frustrated with High Health Insurance Costs; Many Drop Coverage and Switch to Concierge Care; Clinical Laboratories May Be Affected by Trend
From reduced medical laboratory test ordering to dealing with high-deductible health plans (HDHPs), clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups are impacted daily by rising healthcare costs. Until now, however, one demographic was not affected—affluent Americans. But that is no longer the case. According to Bloomberg, thousands of people—some earning more than $125,000 a year—are now […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 18, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement ACA Affordable Care Act anatomic pathology Apex Management Group clinical laboratory concierge care Dark Daily dark intelligence Source Type: news

Report: Amazon-Berkshire Hathaway-JPMorgan Chase health play struggles to find CEO
The joint healthcare venture between Amazon (NSDQ:AMZN), Berkshire Hathaway and J.P. Morgan Chase that looks to lower costs and improve health insurance is struggling to find the right individual to fill the corner office, according to a CNBC report. The joint venture began searching for a CEO after announcing its launch in January, according to the report, meeting potential candidates by phone and in person in Omaha, Nebraska, where Berkshire Hathaway resides, and in New York, where J.P. Morgan is based. The group considered health insurance and policy experts, including ex-Aetna exec Gary Loveman and former CMS chie...
Source: Mass Device - May 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Amazon Berkshire Hathaway JP Morgan Chase Source Type: news

State Health Agency Announces Free HIV Testing Now Available at Select Walgreens Pharmacies in Milwaukee
The Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced a collaborative effort with Walgreens to provide free rapid HIV testing for anyone 18 years of age or older, with or without health insurance, at five Walgreens pharmacies in Milwaukee. “Many people who are living with HIV do not know their HIV status,” said Karen McKeown, State Health Officer. “Our collaboration with Walgreens will give people in Milwaukee more options to get tested quickly and confidentially. When people know their HIV...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - May 16, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

State's biggest health insurance firms blame Obamacare tax for Q1 losses
The state ’s largest insurers suffered deep losses in the first quarter of 2018, blaming the red ink on a newly-resumed tax of the Affordable Care Act. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, the state’s largest insurer with 2.8 million members, reported a $97.2 million operating loss in the first quar ter, compared to a $10.6 million operating gain in the same period last year. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, which has the second largest membership at 1.3 million members, reported a $9.4 million… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

White House Sends Budget Rescissions Proposal to Congress
The White House sent a $15.4 billion budget rescissions proposal to Congress on May 8, 2018, targeting spending cuts from ‘unobligated funds’ within several federal agencies and programs. The proposal does not propose any reductions from the fiscal year (FY) 2018 spending. The plan proposes to rescind $4.8 billion in unused funding from Department of Energy (DOE) loan programs that have not made any loans since 2011. These include the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) loan program, an Obama-era initiative to help domestic automakers, and another DOE innovative technology loan program for large...
Source: Public Policy Reports - May 16, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Some Oregonians may face 16% health insurance hikes in 2019
Oregon health insurers ’ rate requests for next year are all over the map, but considerably less than proposals in at least two other states. In the individual market, the average requests range from a 9.6 percent decrease from PacificSource Health Plans to a 16.3 percent increase from Health Net Health Plan of Oregon, according to data from the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services. Those requests would translate to $425 a month for a healthy 40-year-old in Portland who buys a PacificSource… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Some Oregonians may face 16% health insurance hikes in 2019
Oregon health insurers ’ rate requests for next year are all over the map, but considerably less than proposals in at least two other states. In the individual market, the average requests range from a 9.6 percent decrease from PacificSource Health Plans to a 16.3 percent increase from Health Net Health Plan of Oregon, according to data from the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services. Those requests would translate to $425 a month for a healthy 40-year-old in Portland who buys a PacificSource… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Humana seeks to fill 90 jobs in South Florida
Health insurance giant Humana has posted openings for 90 full-time positions in national phone sales at its Miramar office. The company (NYSE: HUM) is ramping up its workforce in advance of Medicare open enrollment, which runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Humana wants to hire phone sales and enrollment specialists to help customers nationwide with Humana Medicare Advantage plans. Start dates will range from May 14 through July 9. Workers must hold a high school diploma or GED, and be available for any… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

How CBO Defines and Estimates Health Insurance Coverage for People Under Age 65
In addition to describing how CBO defines and estimates health insurance coverage for people under 65, the agency explains its sources of data, their limitations, and how it adjusts for such limitations when preparing its estimates. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CMS National Training Program (NTP)
Use this site to access all of CMS'materials and educational opportunities that will help users better understand and educate others about Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Federally-facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Major Depression Diagnoses Up 33 Percent In Recent Years
CHICAGO, IL (CBS Local) – A study by health insurance provider Blue Cross Blue Shield has found that the number of Americans being diagnosed with severe depression has jumped by a staggering 33 percent in recent years. The Details: A study has found that major depression cases have risen by 33 percent since 2013 Teens and millennials are showing the largest jump in diagnoses Doctors are looking at increased social media and electronics use as a cause Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), which insures over 106 million people, reports that major depression cases skyrocketed from 2013 to 2016. The jump is ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch News Blue Cross Blue Shield Depression Local TV Mental Health talkers Source Type: news

The New Health Care: Medical Mystery: Something Happened to U.S. Health Spending After 1980
The spending began soaring beyond that of other advanced nations, but without the same benefits in life expectancy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Medicine and Health Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Longevity Health Insurance and Managed Care United States Economy Nineteen Hundred Eighties Source Type: news

Trump ’ s Plan to Lower Drug Prices Diverges From Campaign Promise
The president said he would promote more competition among pharmaceutical companies, but didn ’ t call for Medicare to directly negotiate lower prices or consumers to be able to import low-cost drugs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) United States Politics and Government Presidential Election of 2016 Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicare Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Trump Promises Lower Drug Prices, but Drops Populist Solutions
The president said he would promote more competition among pharmaceutical companies, but didn ’ t call for Medicare to directly negotiate lower prices or consumers to be able to import low-cost drugs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) United States Politics and Government Presidential Election of 2016 Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicare Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

Blue Cross earns high marks from J.D. Power for member satisfaction
According to the J.D. Power 2018 Commercial Member Health Plan Study, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama ranks highest in member satisfaction among commercial health plans in the East South Central Region.   This marks the eighth time that Blue Cross – the largest health insurance provider in Alabama – has ranked highest in member satisfaction since J.D. Power first published the study in 2007. The study by J.D. Power measured member satisfaction among 163 health plans in 22 regions throughout… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 11, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Blue Cross earns high marks from J.D. Power for member satisfaction
According to the J.D. Power 2018 Commercial Member Health Plan Study, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama ranks highest in member satisfaction among commercial health plans in the East South Central Region.   This marks the eighth time that Blue Cross – the largest health insurance provider in Alabama – has ranked highest in member satisfaction since J.D. Power first published the study in 2007. The study by J.D. Power measured member satisfaction among 163 health plans in 22 regions throughout… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 11, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Trump Outlines Plan to Lower Drug Prices
The president said he would promote more competition, but broke with promises that he made while campaigning, like calling for Medicare to negotiate lower prices. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR and PETER BAKER Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) United States Politics and Government Presidential Election of 2016 Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicare Trump, Donald J Source Type: news

HHS, CMS: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2019; Correction
Makes technical corrections to anApril 17, 2018 final rule on Federally-facilitated health insurance exchanges and State exchanges on the federal platform. The final rule will go into effect on June 18, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 11, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Consumers Struggle to Find EpiPens
The F.D.A. says the shortage of the lifesaving device is ‘ short-term, ’ but patients say it has been hard to find for months. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Shortages Epinephrine (Drug) Medical Devices Allergies Factories and Manufacturing Health Insurance and Managed Care Mylan Inc Impax Laboratories Inc Pfizer Inc Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

4 Takeaways From Trump ’ s Plan to Rescind CHIP Funding 4 Takeaways From Trump ’ s Plan to Rescind CHIP Funding
President Donald Trump is recommending that Congress approve his plan to take back about $7 billion in funding for the Children ’ s Health Insurance Plan. Experts are divided about whether it would have any effect.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Envision accuses insurers of 'tactics that fuel conflict'
The nation ’s health care reimbursement system is broken and Envision Healthcare is ready to shine a light on its flaws. That was the message from Envision CEO Chris Holden during the company’s first-quarter earnings call Tuesday, in which he pledged his company’s commitment to end patient confusion ove r health insurance coverage and billing practices — much of which he blamed on insurance companies. “We strongly believe payers, regulators and providers must work collaboratively,” Holden… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Envision accuses insurers of 'tactics that fuel conflict'
The nation ’s health care reimbursement system is broken and Envision Healthcare is ready to shine a light on its flaws. That was the message from Envision CEO Chris Holden during the company’s first-quarter earnings call Tuesday, in which he pledged his company’s commitment to end patient confusion ove r health insurance coverage and billing practices — much of which he blamed on insurance companies. “We strongly believe payers, regulators and providers must work collaboratively,” Holden… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Trump Proposes $15 Bln Spending Cuts, Targets Children's Health Program Trump Proposes $15 Bln Spending Cuts, Targets Children's Health Program
U.S. President Donald Trump will request a package of $15 billion in spending cuts from Congress on Tuesday, including some $7 billion from the Children's Health Insurance Program championed by Democrats, senior administration officials said on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Duped patients crowdfund for bogus medical care, study finds
Health insurance won't pay for these costly, unproven treatments, so patients turn to online fundraising sites (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Duped Patients Crowdfund for Fraudulent Medical Care, Study Says
CHICAGO (AP) — They're the tech-age version of donor jars at the diner: crowdfunding websites that aim to link ailing people with strangers willing to help pay for medical treatment. But new research suggests duped patients sometimes crowdfund to pay for bogus stem cell treatments. A study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association focused on for-profit clinics that use direct-to-consumer advertising for costly unproven stem-cell treatments for conditions including chronic lung disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and arthritis. Treatments are often marketed as cures or with a pr...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Duped Patients Crowdfund for Fraudulent Medical Care, Study Says
CHICAGO (AP) — They're the tech-age version of donor jars at the diner: crowdfunding websites that aim to link ailing people with strangers willing to help pay for medical treatment. But new research suggests duped patients sometimes crowdfund to pay for bogus stem cell treatments. A study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association focused on for-profit clinics that use direct-to-consumer advertising for costly unproven stem-cell treatments for conditions including chronic lung disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and arthritis. Treatments are often marketed as cures or with a pr...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Fidelis Care sale leads to $3.2B statewide charitable foundation
The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation was launched with $3.2 billion in assets from the sale of its statewide health insurance plan. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

South Africa:Rands and Sense - Why the National Health Insurance May Lead to Better Health Budgets
[Bhekisisa] As it stands, the policy may be woolly and imprecise but its promise is too bold to ignore. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health insurance rates could spike by 2019
Health insurance companies have been warning that uncertainty over the Affordable Care Act could hit customers hard. Now, premiums are expected to rise in 2019. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lawsuit filed by Nashville firm against health-insurance giant dismissed
A lawsuit brought by Nashville-based Envision Healthcare against health-insurance giant UnitedHealthcare has been dismissed by a federal judge in Florida. In an April 26 ruling, Judge Ursula Ungaro said UnitedHealthcare had not waived its right to arbitration, as Envision had argued in its lawsuit against the Minnesota-based company; she therefore dismissed the case. Envision (NYSE: EVHC) ranks No. 5 on the Nashville Business Journal's List of the region's largest public health care companies,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Employer-Sponsored Insurance Stable For Low-Income Workers In Medicaid Expansion States
Study assessed rates of employer health insurance offer, take-up, and coverage in June 2013 and March 2017 among workers. Overall, offer rates remained stable, and take-up and coverage rates increased. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Proposed fee to stabilize Colorado's individual health-insurance market dies in Senate
The idea of launching a reinsurance program to save Colorado ’s flailing individual health-insurance market was big and it was bold. But in the end, it wasn’t bipartisan enough. Republicans on the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee on Friday killed House Bill 1392 3-2 on a party-line vote. That decision came after its Republican Senate co-sponsor, Don Coram of Montrose, looked at his colleagues on the committee and acknowledged that he didn’t know exactly what the answer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

Proposed fee to stabilize Colorado's individual health-insurance market dies in Senate
The idea of launching a reinsurance program to save Colorado ’s flailing individual health-insurance market was big and it was bold. But in the end, it wasn’t bipartisan enough. Republicans on the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee on Friday killed House Bill 1392 3-2 on a party-line vote. That decision came after its Republican Senate co-sponsor, Don Coram of Montrose, looked at his colleagues on the committee and acknowledged that he didn’t know exactly what the answer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

Idaho officials negotiating on 'state-based' insurance plan
Idaho officials say they may add more requirements from former President Barack Obama's health care law to their proposal to let health insurance companies sell so-called "state-based" policies that skirt some "Obamacare" rules. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Millions more Americans are going without health insurance
The annual report by The Commonwealth Fund found that the number of uninsured Americans rose from 12.7 percent in 2016 to 15.5 percent in March 2018 - particularly in the south of America. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Americans are going without health insurance
Since hitting a post-Obamacare low in 2016, the ranks of uninsured are climbing again -- by 4 million as of March (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women With Breast Cancer Delay Care When Faced With High Deductibles
When people must pay thousands of dollars before their insurance kicks in, studies show, they postpone necessary tests and treatments. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON Tags: Breast Cancer Health Insurance and Managed Care Komen, Susan G, for the Cure Source Type: news

Is Healthcare Becoming More Trouble Than It's Worth?
To hear certain politicians tell it, many Americans hate being covered by health insurance. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cartoon Of The Day, Contributor Source Type: news