Texas Mutual launches subsidiary offering health insurance for small businesses
Texas Mutual Insurance has hired a former Seton executive to lead a new subsidiary that will offer health insurance options to small businesses. Click through to learn more. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 26, 2023 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mike Christen Source Type: news

Your Next Hospital Bed Might Be at Home
In a time of strained capacity, the “hospital at home” movement is figuring out how to create an inpatient level of care anywhere. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Helen Ouyang Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Hospitals Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Emergency Medical Treatment Rural Areas CMS Innovation Center (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Source Type: news

The Hospital Makes a House Call
In a time of strained capacity, the “hospital at home” movement is figuring out how to create an inpatient level of care anywhere. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Helen Ouyang Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Hospitals Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Emergency Medical Treatment Rural Areas CMS Innovation Center (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Meetings: Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education
Pre-publication notice from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting nominations for the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE). APOE advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (the Secretary) and the CMS Administrator on opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of consumer education strategies concerning the Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Nominations are due by February 24, 2023. In addition, APOE will hold a virtual public meeting on February 9, 2023, from...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 26, 2023 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Obamacare Sign-ups Top 16 Million for 2023, Setting Another Record
Enrollment in plans through the Affordable Care Act ’s marketplaces broke last year’s record, with particularly high growth in Florida, Texas and Georgia. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 26, 2023 Category: American Health Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Biden, Joseph R Jr Health Insurance and Managed Care Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Stimulus (Economic) Medicaid American Rescue Plan (2021) Federal Aid (US) Health and Human Services Department Source Type: news

Record 16.5 Million Americans Have Signed Up for Affordable Care Act
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2023 -- More than 3 million new people signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) this year, swelling enrollment numbers to a record 16.3 million Americans. " On the 10th anniversary of the ACA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 25, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Record 16.5 Million Americans Have Signed Up for Obamacare
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2023 -- More than 3 million new people signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, this year, swelling enrollment numbers to a record 16.3 million Americans. " On the 10th anniversary of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 25, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Record 16.3 million seek health coverage through'Obamacare '
A record 16.3 million people sought health insurance through the Affordable Care Act this year, double the number covered when the marketplaces first launched nearly a decade ago, the Biden administration announced Wednesday. More than 3 million new members joined the marketplace, also known as…#affordablecareact #obamacare #chiquitabrookslasure #centersformedicare #medicaidservices #medicaid #democrats (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emailing Your Doctor May Carry a Fee
More hospitals and medical practices have begun charging for doctors ’ responses to patient queries, depending on the level of medical advice. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 24, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin Ryan Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Computers and the Internet Hospitals Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Doctors Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) E-Mail Electronic Health Records Medicare Telemedicine Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Source Type: news

A Dilemma for Governments: How to Pay for Million-Dollar Therapies
A wave of transformative but hugely expensive treatments is challenging the budgets of health systems in wealthy nations. Now countries with far fewer resources are wrestling with how to cover the therapies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 24, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Robbins, Stephanie Nolen and Dado Galdieri Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Health Insurance and Managed Care Genetic Engineering Babies and Infants Genetics and Heredity Children and Childhood Suits and Litigation (Civil) Spinal Muscular Atrophy Disabilities Novartis AG Brazil Zolgen Source Type: news

Prevalence of opioid use disorder and other substance use among adolescents and young adults in Medicaid/CHIP, 2015-2019 - Lynch V, Clemans-Cope L, Winiski E.
Among adolescents (ages 12-17) and young adults (ages 18-25) enrolled in Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), 0.5% of adolescents had opioid use disorder (OUD), 3.0% had other risky opioid use, 3.4% had another substance use disorder... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The December Omnibus Bill ’s Little Secret: It Was Also a Giant Health Bill
Congress passed legislation on mental health, drugs, pandemic preparedness, new Medicare benefits and Medicaid expansion — all before the arrival of the new House. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 22, 2023 Category: American Health Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Law and Legislation Health Insurance and Managed Care United States Politics and Government Medicare Federal Budget (US) Medicaid Pelosi, Nancy Source Type: news

California Sues Companies Over Insulin Prices, Joining Other States
The state is taking action against three major drug companies and the big pharmacy benefit managers in an effort to temper costs for people with diabetes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin Ryan Tags: Diabetes Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Insulin Health Insurance and Managed Care Research Law and Legislation Medicare Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Suits and Litigation (Civil) your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Number Of U.S. Uninsured Falls Once More [Infographic]
Enrollment for coverage under the Affordable Care Act, also dubbed Obamacare, is up for the third year in a row, which is reflected in the rising number of Americans who have health insurance. Expansions to programs like Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act aided the process. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 18, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katharina Buchholz, Contributor Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

South Africa: Health in 2023 - 13 Things to Look Out For
[spotlight] Set against the backdrop of the ongoing COVID-19 recovery, the National Health Insurance Bill winding its way through Parliament, healthcare worker shortages, and the ongoing electricity crisis - 2023 is set to be another tumultuous year for healthcare services and health policy and governance in South Africa. Below we've picked 13 things to look out for this year arranged under three broad headings: leadership and governance, policy and legislation, and HIV, TB and the NSP. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news