Six Michigan Doctors Charged in $464 Million Insurance and Opioid Scheme
Federal prosecutors said the doctors unnecessarily prescribed opioids to patients and sought to defraud insurance companies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LAURA M. HOLSON Tags: Frauds and Swindling Opioids and Opiates Health Insurance and Managed Care Michigan OxyContin (Drug) Medicaid Medicare Rajendra Bothra, Eric Backos Ganiu Edu David Lewis Christopher Russo Ronald Kufner Source Type: news

Africa: Despite National Health Insurance Scheme, Ghana Can Do Better
[Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights] Over the festive season, our thoughts naturally turn to our families, and our plans for the New Year ahead. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Drug Maker Pays $360 Million to Settle Investigation Into Charity Kickbacks
Prosecutors accused Actelion Pharmaceuticals, which Johnson& Johnson acquired in 2017, of violating Medicare laws by funneling money through a patient-assistance charity. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE THOMAS Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd Johnson & United Therapeutics Corporation Medicare Bribery and Kickbacks Pulmonary Hypertension Justice Department Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

Amazon hires Seattle-based benefits expert for its push into the pharmacy industry
The new hire suggests that Amazon is moving ahead with rumored plans to eliminate middlemen driving up health insurance and prescription drug cost. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Seniors outraged over cuts to health insurance gym program
UnitedHealthcare is dropping its SilverSneakers program, an optional benefit. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Why Is Obamacare Enrollment Down?
Sign-ups for health plans are 11 percent lower than last year, with two weeks left in open enrollment. Here are some possible reasons. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON and MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) HealthCare.gov United States Politics and Government Trump, Donald J Obamacare Source Type: news

East Africa: East Africa Region Urged to Increase Insurance Cover
[East African] Social security experts are calling on East African governments to emulate Rwanda in subsidising community-based health insurance schemes to widen universal healthcare coverage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Amazon hires benefits expert for its push into the pharmacy industry
The new hire suggests that Amazon is moving ahead with rumored plans to eliminate middlemen driving up health insurance and prescription drug cost. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Amazon hires benefits expert for push into the pharmacy industry
The new hire suggests that Amazon is moving ahead with rumored plans to eliminate middlemen driving up health insurance and prescription drug cost. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Amazon hires benefits expert for its push into the pharmacy industry
The new hire suggests that Amazon is moving ahead with rumored plans to eliminate middlemen driving up health insurance and prescription drug cost. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

ACA Open Enrollment: 2 Weeks Left to Choose Health Insurance Marketplace Plan
Dec. 15 is the last day to sign up or change your health insurance marketplace plan ... The window is quickly closing for Americans to sign up for medical coverage through the Affordable Care Act (... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - December 6, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Amazon hires Seattle-based benefits expert for its push into the pharmacy industry
The new hire suggests that Amazon is moving ahead with rumored plans to eliminate middlemen driving up health insurance and prescription drug cost. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Amazon hires Seattle-based benefits expert for its push into the pharmacy industry
The new hire suggests that Amazon is moving ahead with rumored plans to eliminate middlemen driving up health insurance and prescription drug cost. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Without tax penalty, millions consider dropping health insurance
Millions of people are likely to dump their health insurance because of a provision in last year’s Republican tax bill that repeals the Obamacare tax penalty. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Amazon hires Seattle-based benefits expert for potential push into the pharmacy industry
The new hire suggests that Amazon is moving ahead with rumored plans to eliminate middlemen driving up health insurance and prescription drug cost. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Amazon hires Seattle-based benefits expert for potential push into the pharmacy industry
The new hire suggests that Amazon is moving ahead with rumored plans to eliminate middlemen driving up health insurance and prescription drug cost. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Dropping insurance after Obamacare penalty disappears a 'bad gamble,' experts warn
Millions of people are likely to dump their health insurance because of a provision in last year’s Republican tax bill that repeals the Obamacare tax penalty. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pottstown Hospital workers, Tower Health reach agreement on 3-year contract
Workers at  Pottstown Hospital represented by SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania have approved a three-year union contract with Tower Health. The union represents more than 250 certified nursing assistants, transporters, unit secretaries, service workers, and technicians at the western Montgomery County medical c enter. The contract, according to the SEIU, includes across-the-board wage increases, seniority protections, and caps on health insurance costs for employees. “This contract was months in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Obamacare advisor: Trump's waivers could ‘reintroduce discrimination'
President Donald Trump's most recent effort to weaken the Affordable Care Act could hurt those low-income people who struggle to afford health insurance that the law was intended to help. Last week, Trump's administration issued new guidelines that would allow states to give federal insurance subsidies that were intended to help pay for insurance plans that meet the ACA’s requirements directly to consumers. Those consumers could then use the money for a broader range of health ex penses, or to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Proposed changes to immigration laws would cost California jobs, harm public health
Possible changes in federal immigration policy could cost California billions of dollars and thousands of jobs.U.S. immigration officials use the term “public charge” to describe people applying for a green card who are deemed likely to become primarily dependent on the government to meet their basic needs. Under proposed changes to Department of Homeland Security immigration rules that could be implemented as soon as spring 2019, people could be denied status as lawful permanent residents if they’ve received certain health care, housing or nutrition assistance benefits.If those changes are implemented, C...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

No Cash, No Heart. Transplant Centers Need to Know You Can Pay.
When a Michigan woman was told to raise $10,000 for a heart transplant, outrage spread on social media. But experts say “ wallet biopsies ” are common. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JONEL ALECCIA | KAISER HEALTH NEWS Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Transplants Source Type: news

N.Y. Town Finding Ways to Make EMS Succeed Despite Challenges
  GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (WNYT) -- If you have to dial 911, you don't want problems. However, as a NewsChannel 13 investigation recently discovered, the current system leaves many medical responders underpaid and overworked. That means they may not be at their best when they answer your call. Our report last week uncovered a number of issues plaguing the industry. To recap, we'll break them down, starting with a big problem that affects ambulance companies across the board – whether they be private, non-profit, volunteer, or run by a municipality. That problem is low pay. Next, the hours an EMT works are not regu...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 4, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: WNYT News Channel 13 Tags: News News Videos Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

N.Y. Town Finding Ways to Make EMS Succeed Despite Challenges
  GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (WNYT) -- If you have to dial 911, you don't want problems. However, as a NewsChannel 13 investigation recently discovered, the current system leaves many medical responders underpaid and overworked. That means they may not be at their best when they answer your call. Our report last week uncovered a number of issues plaguing the industry. To recap, we'll break them down, starting with a big problem that affects ambulance companies across the board – whether they be private, non-profit, volunteer, or run by a municipality. That problem is low pay. Next, the hours an EMT works are not regu...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 4, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: WNYT News Channel 13 Tags: News News Videos Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Local startup is first in line to privatize health plan exchange
Sacramento-based HealthSherpa is anticipating an influx of customers under a new federal partnership, topping off of an already eventful open enrollment period for the health insurance platform. HealthSherpa operates a website that assists with enrollment and allows users to compare individual health plans on the federal government's exchange. The startup was founded in 2013 in San Francisco at the launch of the Healthcare.gov marketplace. It relocated to Sacramento two years ago. On Tue sday, HealthSherpa… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are Medicare and Medicaid?
Medicare and Medicaid are state- and federal-funded health insurance plans that enable people with a low income to access healthcare in the United States. Find out more about what they are, the plans available, and who can access them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medicare / Medicaid / SCHIP Source Type: news

'We can do better' in health care delivery, says CEO at Oregon Leadership Summit
Even with Oregon's success in increasing the health insurance rate to 95 percent, now is not the time to rest on our laurels, the CEO of the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center told attendees at the 16th annual Oregon Leadership Summit on Monday. “We have a lot to be proud of, but Oregon still faces many challenges,” Gill Munoz said. The latest United Health Foundation rankings of healthiest states placed Oregon at No. 20, basically the middle of the pack. Diabetes and hypertension are “increasing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

'We can do better' in health care delivery, says CEO at Oregon Leadership Summit
Even with Oregon's success in increasing the health insurance rate to 95 percent, now is not the time to rest on our laurels, the CEO of the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center told attendees at the 16th annual Oregon Leadership Summit on Monday. “We have a lot to be proud of, but Oregon still faces many challenges,” Gill Munoz said. The latest United Health Foundation rankings of healthiest states placed Oregon at No. 20, basically the middle of the pack. Diabetes and hypertension are “increasing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 3, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Tis the Season to … Spit?!
Guess what one of the most popular gifts purchased was during the 2017 holiday season?  Direct-to-consumer genetic tests. Yes, apparently a lot of spitting happened around that time or at least required it for discovering something about one’s health and ancestry.  These kits have been featured on celebrity shows, the news, and one particular brand was even on Oprah’s list of Favorite Things. Most likely it will continue to be a popular item this holiday season particularly with discounted prices and appealing (and rather aggressive) advertising directed at those wanting to know more about themse...
Source: Dragonfly - December 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health genetics genomics Source Type: news

Short on federal cash, Obamacare enrollment navigators switch tactics
Enrollment is down sharply on the federal health insurance marketplace this fall, and the consumer assistance groups that help with sign-ups think they know why. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Immigrant Women ’s Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Coverage and Care in the United States
Immigrant women of reproductive age in the United States face significant challenges to obtaining comprehensive and affordable health insurance coverage and care, including sexual and reproductive health services. This is due to myriad policy and systemic factors. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - December 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

An opioid epidemic may be looming in Mexico — and the U.S. may be partly responsible
This study was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health; the National Institute on Drug Abuse; a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research; an Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science; the UCLA Center for HIV Identification, Prevention and Treatment Services; the UCLA Center for AIDS Research; and the UCLA Clinical Translational Science Institute. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Increase in uninsured Florida children spurs concerns
The number of children who lack health insurance is growing in Florida despite an improving economy, worrying advocates who fear it may be the start of a troubling trend that the state cannot beat back. The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families on Thursday issued a report that showed about 325,000 uninsured children in Florida in 2017, up from 288,000 in 2016. That put Florida’s overall uninsured rate for children at 7.3 percent. The number of uninsured nationally increased fr om… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christine Sexton Source Type: news

Monteris Medical scores reimbursement win with Aetna
More epilepsy patients could have access to procedures involving Monteris Medical’s NeuroBlate system after a new coverage update from health insurance giant Aetna. The coverage update, which Monteris Medical announced today, involves Aetna’s medical policy for laser interstitial thermotherapy (LITT). It provides coverage for Aetna beneficiaries with refractory epilepsy who have met the established medical necessity criteria for a surgical treatment option. “Our aim is to ensure that physicians can choose the most appropriate surgical approach for their patients. For many epilepsy patients, a mi...
Source: Mass Device - November 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News News Well Surgical Monteris Medical Source Type: news

CVS shifts store focus from products to health care services
CVS plans to revamp its stores to focus more on health care and less on retail following its merger with health insurance giant Aetna. The drugstore chain’s CEO Larry Merlo told USA Today that more space in the company’s nearly 10,000 locations will be “repurposed” to provide medical services. Merlo said he envisions CVS becoming less of a retail store and more of a health care destination featuring not only health, beau ty and personal care products but also "added services." CVS (NYSE: CVS)… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Humana accelerates $3B share buyback
Humana Inc. is speeding up its buyback of $3 billion worth of company shares. The Louisville-based health insurance and care provider will repurchase $750 million of its common shares through an accelerated share repurchase agreement with Goldman Sachs& Co. LLC, a subsidiary of New York City-based investment bank and financial service titan Goldman Sachs Group Inc., according to a news release from Humana. The deal between Humana (NYSE: HUM) and Goldman Sachs was effective Wednesday, the day… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

CMS Administrator Discusses Initiatives to Strengthen Health Insurance Markets
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator, Seema Verma, announced the release of four waiver concepts designed to illustrate how states can waive certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and develop alternatives. These waivers aim to empower states with flexibility to help them improve health insurance options. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - November 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CVS-Aetna Deal Closes With Vow To Change'Consumer Health Experience '
CVS Health Wednesday completed its acquisition of Aetna, the nation's third largest health insurance company with a vow to " transform the consumer health experience. " (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:CVS NYSE:AET Source Type: news

Per Capita Change in Monthly Spending to Stay in Same Plan Under Hypothetical Scenario
In some health insurance markets, increased competition may result in a reduction in the purchasing power of subsidized consumers by narrowing the gap between the benchmark premium and plans that are cheaper than the benchmark. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Public Health - November 28, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Hempstead K Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access National Source Type: news

HHS: Federal Financial Participation in State Assistance Expenditures; Federal Matching Shares for Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, and Aid to Needy Aged, Blind, or Disabled Persons for October 1, 2019 Through September 30, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services has released the Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAP), Enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (eFMAP), and disaster-recovery FMAP adjustments for the period of October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 28, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

California ’s health coverage gains will erode without new action by the state
Anew study by UCLA and UC Berkeley researchers projects that hundreds of thousands more Californians could become uninsured because of forthcoming changes in federal health insurance law. Beginning in January 2019, new policy will remove the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate penalty, the fee assess ed to people who do not have health insurance.The  report uses the California Simulation of Insurance Markets model, which was developed by theUCLA Center for Health Policy Research and theUC Berkeley Labor Center, to forecast how many Californians will be uninsured in 2020 and 2023.The...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Pre-pregnancy health coverage climbs after Medicaid expansion
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) The number of low-income women enrolled in Medicaid before becoming pregnant rose substantially in states that expanded Medicaid eligibility through the Affordable Care Act. Higher rates of health insurance before pregnancy may improve access to preconception care, which can help women to appropriately plan their pregnancy and optimize their health before conceiving. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

For Some Patients Financial Toxicity Is Real And Getting Worse
Financial toxicity is a collective problem which has become politicized to a degree that eludes the ability of politicians, policymakers, and other key stakeholders from the health insurance, pharmacy benefit management, and drug industries to find common ground. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Source Type: news

Mass. businesses say new health care fee hurting bottom line
This story was originally published on MassLive. Judy Herrell, the owner of Herrell's Ice Cream in Northampton, offers her employees health insurance. But premiums are expensive, and many of the workers are students who are on their parents' plans or can buy cheaper and better insurance through MassHealth or the state-subsidized Health Connect or. Herrell has been hit by a new fee that the state is charging businesses whose employees use taxpayer-subsidized insurance. "We don't know if they're… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Shira Schoenberg Source Type: news

CMS: Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking comment on a new matching program between CMS and the Peace Corps entitled "Verification of Eligibility for Minimum Essential Coverage Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Through a Peace Corps Health Benefit Plan." Under this program, the Peace Corps will provide CMS with data identifying all volunteers and the dates when each is eligible for coverage under a Peace Corps health benefit plan. The data will be used to determine eligibility and the amount of financial assistance available to them when they are applying for or enrolle...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 26, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) Notice of Research Exception under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act; 2) Data Collection to Support Eligibility Determinations for Insurance Affordability Programs and Enrollment through Affordable Insurance Exchanges, Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program Agencies (CMS-10440); and 3) State-based Exchange Annual Report Tool (SMART). Comments are due by January 25, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 26, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Mass. businesses say new health care fee hurting bottom line
This story was originally published on MassLive. Judy Herrell, the owner of Herrell's Ice Cream in Northampton, offers her employees health insurance. But premiums are expensive, and many of the workers are students who are on their parents' plans or can buy cheaper and better insurance through MassHealth or the state-subsidized Health Connect or. Herrell has been hit by a new fee that the state is charging businesses whose employees use taxpayer-subsidized insurance. "We don't know if they're… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 26, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Shira Schoenberg Source Type: news

Health Insurance -- How To Compare Prices On HealthCare.gov
Health insurance shopping on the health exchange is in full swing and you have until December 15 to keep shopping. The Healthcare.gov website has become more user friendly making it easier to pick the right coverage. This is a step by step guide to shopping for coverage on HealthCare.gov. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carolyn McClanahan, Contributor Source Type: news

How To Compare Health Insurance Prices On HealthCare.gov
Health insurance shopping on the health exchange is in full swing and you have until December 15 to keep shopping. The Healthcare.gov website has become more user friendly making it easier to pick the right coverage. This is a step by step guide to shopping for coverage on HealthCare.gov. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carolyn McClanahan, Contributor Source Type: news

Open enrollment for health plans is sluggish in Oregon so far
At the midway point of open enrollment seasons, the number of people buying health plans is lagging last year ’s tally both in Oregon and nationally. During the first 17 days of open enrollment, 33,394 people selected health plans, according to numbers released Wednesday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The number is down about 9,000 compared to last year, said Elizabeth Cronen, commun ications and legislative manager at the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace. “We’ll continue… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Open enrollment for health plans is sluggish in Oregon so far
At the midway point of open enrollment seasons, the number of people buying health plans is lagging last year ’s tally both in Oregon and nationally. During the first 17 days of open enrollment, 33,394 people selected health plans, according to numbers released Wednesday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The number is down about 9,000 compared to last year, said Elizabeth Cronen, commun ications and legislative manager at the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace. “We’ll continue… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news