Living With Cancer: The Lifesaving Power in Stem Cells
Liars and thieves should not be allowed to detract from legitimate scientific research that has made umbilical cord blood mystic in its regenerative powers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUSAN GUBAR Tags: Stem Cells Blood Donation Bone Marrow Transplants Leukemia Pregnancy and Childbirth Health Insurance and Managed Care Cancer Parenting Broxmeyer, Hal E Indiana University Source Type: news

Nigeria: Dan-Fulani - Health Insurance Scheme Will Minimise Catastrophic Expenses
[This Day] The Programme Manager, Federal Capital Territory's Health Insurance Scheme, Dr Ahmed Dan-Fulani in this interview with Ebere Nwoji, at the recent second World Health Organisation's Africa Regional Office Health Forum held in Praia, Cape Verde recently, spoke on the relevance of health insurance scheme to Nigerians, the need for all states in Nigeria to adopt the scheme, among others. Excerpts: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health care advocate plugs solutions to combat rising costs
The cost of a mid-level individual health insurance plan in Oregon nearly doubled between 2014 to 2019, to $443 a month. Rising health care costs combined with federal policy changes have undermined the market geared to consumers who buy their own insurance, limiting their "ability to obtain comprehensive insurance at a reasonable price,” concludes a new report from OSPIRG Foundation and Frontier Group. OSPIRG is a nonpartisan consumer advocacy foundation. “A Better Health Insurance Market… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Health care advocate plugs solutions to combat rising costs
The cost of a mid-level individual health insurance plan in Oregon nearly doubled between 2014 to 2019, to $443 a month. Rising health care costs combined with federal policy changes have undermined the market geared to consumers who buy their own insurance, limiting their "ability to obtain comprehensive insurance at a reasonable price,” concludes a new report from OSPIRG Foundation and Frontier Group. OSPIRG is a nonpartisan consumer advocacy foundation. “A Better Health Insurance Market… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Employee Wellness Programs Yield Little Benefit, Study Shows
A rigorous new study calls into question whether workplace wellness programs can quickly save employers money on health care bills. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Productivity Workplace Environment BJ's Wholesale Club Inc Journal of the American Medical Assn your-feed-science Zirui Song Katherine Baicker Source Type: news

Medicare Aims to Expand Coverage of Cancer Care. But Is It Enough?
Doctors and patients are pushing the Trump administration to pay for a powerful but costly cancer treatment known as CAR-T, one of many new “ personalized medicines. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Medicare Immunotherapy Cancer Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospitals Source Type: news

Why Bay Area companies serve as a prime market for Aetna and Sutter Health ’s joint venture
The commercial health insurance market has always been bustling in the Bay Area, home to a high-density cluster of large employers vying for top talent. Now Connecticut-based insurer Aetna and Sacramento-based health system Sutter Health are providing an all-inclusive kind of healthcare service for its members — hoping to draw in commercial plan clients in the process. The 50-50 joint venture, headquartered in Emeryville, rolled out its new plan in December, encompassing over 1,700 primary care… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

Why Bay Area companies serve as a prime market for Aetna and Sutter Health ’s joint venture
The commercial health insurance market has always been bustling in the Bay Area, home to a high-density cluster of large employers vying for top talent. Now Connecticut-based insurer Aetna and Sacramento-based health system Sutter Health are providing an all-inclusive kind of healthcare service for its members — hoping to draw in commercial plan clients in the process. The 50-50 joint venture, headquartered in Emeryville, rolled out its new plan in December, encompassing over 1,700 primary care… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

Former health insurance exec, author makes case for 'Medicare for All' plan
Wendell Potter, president of the Business Initiative for Health Policy, is visiting Charlotte on Friday to make the case for a "Medicare for All" program. He shared some of his thoughts on today's health-care industry with CBJ earlier this week. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Advocates, insurers 'hopeful' two passed bills will bolster Maryland ACA market
Two bills aimed at strengthening the state's individual health insurance marketplace passed in the Maryland General Assembly and garnered praise from stakeholders. House Bill 814 was initially filed with the intent of encouraging — and ultimately requiring — Maryland's remaining roughly 300,000 uninsured citizens to get health coverage. The measure helps to search for and buy low-cost insurance plans or else pay an annual tax penalty. The bill is intende d to replace the "individual mandate"… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

SSI Risk Up After C-Section for Medicaid Beneficiaries
THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 -- The risk for surgical site infection (SSI) after cesarean delivery is increased for women covered by Medicaid versus private health insurance, according to a study published online April 9 in Infection Control&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lawmakers in Both Parties Vow to Rein In Insulin Costs
A hearing on Wednesday was one of several signs that Congress was serious about trying to address the cries of distress from constituents unable to afford the medicines they need. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: Diabetes Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Health Insurance and Managed Care Insulin Source Type: news

July hearing expected in Obama health care law case
A federal appeals court in New Orleans says it will hear arguments this summer on a lawsuit backed by President Donald Trump to overturn former President Barack Obama's health insurance law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: What Nigeria Must Do to Achieve Universal Health Coverage - Experts
[Premium Times] It will be almost impossible for Nigeria to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030 if the Primary Health Care (PHC) system is not improved and if health insurance remains voluntary. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Only 4% of Nigerians Covered By Health Insurance - Minister
[Vanguard] Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has lamented the poor state of Nigeria's healthcare system, saying only four per cent of Nigerians are covered by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bernie Sanders relaunches 'Medicare for All' amid 2020 glare
Sen. Bernie Sanders is set to unveil a new version of his "Medicare for All" plan, shaking up the 2020 presidential campaign by reopening the debate over his call to eliminate private health insurance (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Why Does Medicine Cost So Much? Here ’s How Drug Prices Are Set
From 2007 to 2016, Mylan raised the list price of its EpiPen about 500%, from just under $100 to more than $600. From 2002 to 2013, insulin prices more than tripled. From 2012 to 2019, the average price of AbbVie’s rheumatoid-arthritis drug Humira climbed from $19,000 a year to $60,000 a year—and that’s after rebates. These are dramatic examples of a systemwide problem: prices for brand-name drugs are rising at a rate that far outstrips inflation. What’s behind these rapid price hikes? It’s a simple question with a complicated answer that involves three central entities: drug manufacturers, ph...
Source: TIME: Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura Entis Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Urged to Increase Coverage of Kidney Treatment in NHIs
[Vanguard] The President of Beatitudes Kidney and Eye Foundation, Dr Chimezie Okwuonu has expressed concern over the little coverage given to kidney dialysis in the nation's National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, and called on the government to review the policy to make more accommodation for kidney dialysis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas to open 10 medical centers in Houston, Dallas through partnership
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX), the state's largest health insurance provider, and primary care firm Sanitas USA have partnered to build 10 medical centers in Houston and Dallas. In Houston, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and Sanitas will open six "advanced primary care medical centers" in Bellaire, Katy, northwest Houston, southeast Houston, Spring and West Houston in Harris County, according to an April 8 release from BCBSTX. The four Dallas-area clinics will be bas ed in Irving,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas to open 10 medical centers in Houston, Dallas through partnership
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX), the state's largest health insurance provider, and primary care firm Sanitas USA have partnered to build 10 medical centers in Houston and Dallas. In Houston, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and Sanitas will open six "advanced primary care medical centers" in Bellaire, Katy, northwest Houston, southeast Houston, Spring and West Houston in Harris County, according to an April 8 release from BCBSTX. The four Dallas-area clinics will be bas ed in Irving,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

Nigeria: Survey - Only 9% of Nigerians Have Health Insurance Cover
[This Day] Despite efforts by federal and state governments to ensure that Nigerians embrace health insurance scheme, only nine percent of the country's population have subscribed to the scheme, a survey has shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The EPR: A Medical Data Hub
9 - 11 April 2019, Berlin, Germany. From 2021 onwards everyone insured under a statutory health insurance scheme in Germany should have the right to an electronic patient record. However, electronic files for the healthcare system are no longer a vision of the future, as can be seen at the DMEA 2019: (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Events Source Type: news

6 Ways to Save Money on Prescription Drugs
The cost of prescription drugs in the U.S. has long caused frustration and, worse, presented financial barriers for some consumers. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the average American pays $1,200 per year for medications, more than in any other country in the world. A recent poll from Kaiser Family Foundation found that 29% of American adults are not taking medications as directed, either skipping or splitting doses, opting for over-the-counter medication instead or not filling their prescriptions at all, in order to cut costs. Currently, the U.S. government doesn’t regulate ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sonia Weiser Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

Want to message your Children's Hospital doctor? Alexa can help
Boston Children ’s Hospital patients and their parents can now use Alexa to access information in their medical record, with the hospital announcing Thursday that it had launched a new secure function with the software. The rollout is the first time Amazon has enabled health systems to create functions that tie into a patient's medical record, in compliance with the federal government's health privacy rule known as the "Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act."  Children's was one… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Nothing Tough to Swallow About This Data
This study suggests that perception may be short-sighted in that insurance plans can provide better care for their GERD patients at a similar cost to laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication when you factor in the greater reductions in medical costs after the procedure.”  The study, presented this week at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) meeting in Baltimore, MD, found that the reduced medical costs associated with the Linx procedure compared to LNF more than offset the higher cost the cost difference. The study was partially funded by Ethicon, part of Johnson...
Source: MDDI - April 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Express Scripts Offers Diabetes Patients a $25 Cap for Monthly Insulin
Drug makers, insurers and pharmacy benefit managers face mounting pressure from Congress and the public to reduce the high list prices of drugs like insulin. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE THOMAS Tags: Diabetes Insulin Express Scripts Inc Health Insurance and Managed Care Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) CIGNA Corporation your-feed-science Source Type: news

Blue Cross NC creating new health insurance company with Duke Health
Blue Cross N.C. and Duke Health are forming a health insurance company specifically tailored to seniors, looking to increase access and patient enrollment in a Medicare plan. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and Duke University Health System announced a partnership in the form of a new company: Experience Health. The company has filed an application with federal regulators to offer a Medicare Advantage plan in 2020. The company will be jointly owned by Bl ue Cross N.C. and Duke Health,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 3, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Trump Postpones Move to Dismantle Obamacare
TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 -- While President Donald Trump's latest push to dismantle Obamacare is on hold for now, millions still stand to lose health insurance if it is ever repealed. " Vote will be taken right after the Election when Republicans hold... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Transplant Patients Need Anti-Rejection Drugs. Why Won ’ t Insurers Pay for Some of Them?
Drugs to prevent organ rejection are not always covered for patients who had transplants before they enrolled in Medicare. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GINA KOLATA Tags: Transplants Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicare Preventive Medicine Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Source Type: news

Americans Borrowed $88 Billion to Pay for Health Care Last Year, Survey Finds
A new survey by Gallup and the nonprofit West Health also found that nearly half of Americans fear bankruptcy in the event of a health emergency. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KAREN ZRAICK Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care United States Gallup Poll West Health Source Type: news

A Vested Interest (Editorial)
Should Arkansans whose income makes them eligible for Arkansas Works, our unique approach to the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid, be required to work in order to receive health insurance? (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 1, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Herb induced liver injury after using herbal medicine: A systemic review and case-control study - Lin NH, Yang HW, Su YJ, Chang CW.
This study aims to address the herb-induced liver... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Doctors Without Appointments
Many Americans who are not already established with primary care physicians have trouble getting timely medical care for urgent problems, even if they have health insurance. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

Doctors Without Appointments: Even Insured Americans Lack Access to Primary Care
Many Americans who are not already established with primary care physicians have trouble getting timely medical care for urgent problems, even if they have health insurance. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

Judge blocks Trump's small-business health insurance plan
President Donald Trump has been dealt a second setback in a week for his administration's health care initiatives (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Trump administration opposes health plan ruling
President Donald Trump's administration says it disagrees with a judge's ruling that a new type of health insurance plan for small businesses stretches federal law and must be set aside (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S judge strikes down rule allowing 'skimpy' health insurance plans
A federal judge on Thursday stuck down a Trump administration rule aimed at enabling millions of Americans to buy skimpy health insurance plans that do not comply with key Affordable Care Act requirements - part of administration efforts to chip away at the healthcare law. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why Don ’ t More American Men Get Vasectomies?
It ’ s vasectomy season in the United States. But American women get sterilized at higher rates. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHRISTINA CARON Tags: Vasectomy Sterilization (Reproductive) Birth Control and Family Planning Sperm Women and Girls United States Men and Boys Health Insurance and Managed Care Pregnancy and Childbirth Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Sex Source Type: news

Judge Blocks Medicaid Work Requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky
The ruling is a blow to the Trump administration, which has approved work requirements in seven other states and is reviewing applications from eight others. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Medicaid Arkansas Kentucky Health Insurance and Managed Care Boasberg, James E Decisions and Verdicts United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Israel-based computational pathology startup Ibex raises $11M in Series A funding
Ibex Medical Analytics, an Israel-based startup founded in 2016 which is developing their own AI-driven computational pathology cancer diagnosis system, recently completed an $11M Series A funding round led by aMoon Fund. Additional investors in the round include Kamet Ventures, an investment arm of AXA Insurance, one of the largest global health insurance providers, 83North, a global venture capital fund and Dell Technologies Capital. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 28, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

U.S. judge blocks Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky, Arkansas
A federal judge on Wednesday overturned the Trump administration's approval of plans by Kentucky and Arkansas to impose work requirements on people seeking Medicaid health insurance benefits. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Judge Blocks Work Requirements for Medicaid Recipients in Arkansas and Kentucky
The ruling is a blow to the Trump administration, which has approved work requirements in seven other states and is reviewing applications from eight others. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicaid Arkansas Kentucky Boasberg, James E Source Type: news

Centene to Buy WellCare for $15.3 Billion, Creating Health Care Giant
As the Affordable Care Act comes under renewed attack, Centene is betting big on government-funded health care. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: REED ABELSON and MICHAEL J. de la MERCED Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Medicare Source Type: news

Centene to expand NY presence with WellCare buy
In a deal that affects nearly 300,000 New Yorkers, Centene Corp. has announced a $17.3 billion acquisition of WellCare Health Plans Inc. The company today announced the merger, which will create the nation’s largest provider of government-sponsored healthcare programs with 22 million members across the country, including Medicaid, Medicare and the online health insurance marketplace. Based in Tampa, Florida, WellCare (NYSE: WCG) expanded its local presence in 2015, when it began offering its… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 27, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

beWellnm names interim CEO
The New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange has named Jeffrey Bustamante interim CEO of beWellnm, effective immediately, during a special meeting Tuesday evening. Just days before, NMHIX, beWellnm's board of directors, voted to not extend Cheryl Gardner's contract as CEO of the state health insurance exchange. On Tuesday, the governing body approved three motions: the appointment of Bustamante, placing Gardner on paid administrative leave until her contract is up March 31 and establishing a six-person… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Davis Source Type: news

NHIF Reform Crtical to Affordable Health For All in Kenya
Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki pushing hard for UHC in Kenya. Credit: MOH KenyaBy Felipe Jaramillo and Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 2019 (IPS) Consider this. One million Kenyans fall into poverty every year due to catastrophic out of pocket health expenditures. For the almost four in every five Kenyans who lack access to medical insurance, the fear that they are just an accident or serious illness away from destitution. Ill health is easily the most destructive wrecking-ball to any country’s plans for sustainable development, which validates President Uhuru Kenyatta’s commitment to deliver Univ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Felipe Jaramillo and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

NHIF Reform Critical to Affordable Health For All in Kenya
Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki pushing hard for UHC in Kenya. Credit: MOH KenyaBy Felipe Jaramillo and Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 2019 (IPS) Consider this. One million Kenyans fall into poverty every year due to catastrophic out of pocket health expenditures. For the almost four in every five Kenyans who lack access to medical insurance, the fear that they are just an accident or serious illness away from destitution. Ill health is easily the most destructive wrecking-ball to any country’s plans for sustainable development, which validates President Uhuru Kenyatta’s commitment to deliver Univ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Felipe Jaramillo and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Introduction of Health Insurance Bill Vital
[Times of Zambia] NO one plans to get sick or hurt. But most people need medical care; such as a visit to see a doctor, a prescription drug, a lab test, physical therapy, counselling or some other type of medical attention at some point. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Understanding the National Health Insurance Scheme
[Times of Zambia] DID you know that in a population of nearly 16 million Zambians, only 3.9 per cent have access to health insurance? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

U.S. health insurer Centene in talks to buy WellCare: sources
U.S. health insurer Centene Corp is in advanced talks to buy smaller rival WellCare Health Plans Inc, according to two people familiar with the matter, a move that would create a bigger player focused on government-backed health insurance plans. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news