Dow Rallies 350 Points, But Stocks Are Down For A Fourth Week In A Row
Markets ended the week on a high note, despite a dismal performance so far in September. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sergei Klebnikov, Forbes Staff Tags: Markets /markets Money /money Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Banking & Insurance /banking-insurance Election 2020 /election-2020 ETFs Mutual Funds /etfs-mutual-fund Source Type: news

U.S. Hospital Admissions for Non-COVID-19 Have Only Partially Rebounded from Initial Decline
A new Dartmouth study in Health Affairs examines how hospital admissions during the rebound from the initial COVID-19 onset varies by age, insurance coverage and socioeconomic groups. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - September 25, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: NonPerson Geisel Web Service Acct Tags: News Press Release Research COVID-19 Source Type: news

Trump Promises Drug Discount Cards as an Expensive Pre-election Gift
The $200 cards for prescription drugs, intended for 33 million older Americans, are part of a $6.6 billion promise offered to a key constituency. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 25, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Trump, Donald J Health Insurance and Managed Care Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Federal Budget (US) Executive Orders and Memorandums Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Elderly Health and Human Servic Source Type: news

How Trump Hasn't Protected Those With Pre-Existing Conditions
The president ’s promises on health care stand in stark contrast with his legislative, regulatory and legal record. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 24, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Presidential Election of 2020 Trump, Donald J Health Insurance and Managed Care Executive Orders and Memorandums Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Source Type: news

Blue Cross Insurers Reach Tentative Settlement in Antitrust Lawsuit
The health insurance group may pay $2.7 billion to resolve allegations that the chain blocked competition. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: your-feed-science Health Insurance and Managed Care Suits and Litigation (Civil) Aetna Inc Blue Cross and Blue Shield Assn CIGNA Corporation your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Stimulus Update: House Democrats Considering New, Smaller Relief Package
House Democrats could introduce a smaller stimulus bill next week. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sergei Klebnikov, Forbes Staff Tags: Markets /markets Money /money Business /business Policy /policy Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Banking & Insurance /banking-insurance Election 2020 /election-2020 Investing /investi Source Type: news

Growth in innovative, value-based contracts holds promise for the health system and for patients
The extraordinary financial pressure COVID-19 is creating for the U.S. economy underscores the need for a renewed push toward a more value-driven health care system that prioritizes patient access and affordability. Now more than ever, we need to make sure we ’re spending our health resources wisely. That’s why it’s heartening to see the number of innovative contracts grow between biopharmaceutical companies and insurance companies as potential solutions for better affordability and better outcomes. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - September 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katie Koziara Tags: Access Value-Driven Health Care The Value Collaborative Source Type: news

Stocks Finish Higher Even After Another 870,000 Americans File For Unemployment
Weak economic data weighed on markets, but tech stocks rebounded. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sergei Klebnikov, Forbes Staff Tags: Markets /markets Money /money Business /business Retail /retail Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Banking & Insurance /banking-insurance ETFs Mutual Funds /etfs-mutual-funds Hedge Fund Source Type: news

Dow Falls Over 500 Points As Tech Stocks Drag Market Lower
Stocks were widely for sale on Wednesday as a decline in tech shares again dragged the market lower. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sergei Klebnikov, Forbes Staff Tags: Markets /markets Money /money Business /business Retail /retail Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Banking & Insurance /banking-insurance ETFs Mutual Funds /etfs-mutual-funds Hedge Fund Source Type: news

Large businesses cut off thousands from insurance in July, new data shows
Large businesses kicked more people off insurance in higher numbers in July than in any of the preceding months during the pandemic, new data released from the state shows. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Sticker Shock in the Pharmacy
For chronically ill patients, decisions about whether to pay or go without medications are life-or-death battles that must be fought over and over again. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Talmadge Tags: Diabetes Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Health Insurance and Managed Care Insulin Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Generic Brands and Products Source Type: news

Kudlow —Contradicting Other Top Officials—Says Stimulus Not Needed For Economic Recovery
Kudlow downplayed the necessity of another coronavirus stimulus bill for a V-shaped economic recovery. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sergei Klebnikov, Forbes Staff Tags: Markets /markets Money /money Business /business Policy /policy Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Banking & Insurance /banking-insurance ETFs Mutual Funds /etfs-mutual-funds Hedge Funds Private Equity Source Type: news

Stimulus Bill Before Election Day? Unlikely, Wall Street Says
The upcoming Supreme Court battle all but ensures there won ’t be another round of fiscal stimulus until after the election. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sergei Klebnikov, Forbes Staff Tags: Markets /markets Money /money Business /business Policy /policy Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Leadership /leadership CFO Network /cfo-network Banking & Insurance /banking-insurance Election 2020 /e Source Type: news

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas makes several executive-level appointments
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, the state's largest health insurer, has promoted two vice presidents as part of its ongoing executive reorganization. The company said Treena Mason has been promoted to senior vice president of sales and operations. She will oversee employer group sales, over and under 65 individual sales, product development and the new VP of operations and CMS programs. She also serves as president of Advance Insurance Co. of K ansas. Mason, formerly the VP of group sales and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: WBJ Staff Source Type: news

Without Ginsburg, Supreme Court Could Rule Three Ways on Obamacare
Why the Affordable Care Act may still be safe. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 22, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff and Margot Sanger-Katz Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) United States Politics and Government Ginsburg, Ruth Bader Supreme Court (US) Law and Legislation Health Insurance and Managed Care Source Type: news

If the Supreme Court Ends Obamacare, Here ’s What It Would Mean
The Affordable Care Act touches the lives of most Americans, and its abolition could have a significant effect on many millions more people than those who get their health coverage through it. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reed Abelson and Abby Goodnough Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) United States Politics and Government Medicaid Opioids and Opiates Supreme Court (US) Medicare Trump, Donald J your-feed-healthcare Content Type: Service Source Type: news

Ginsburg's death exposes fragility of health law protection
COVID-19 is the newest preexisting medical condition, and the Obama-era health law that protects Americans from insurance discrimination is more fragile following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Republicans Oppose Democrats ’ Spending Bill As Government Shutdown Looms
Congress has just nine days to pass a spending bill before the government shuts down. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sergei Klebnikov, Forbes Staff Tags: Markets /markets Money /money Business /business Policy /policy Banking & Insurance /banking-insurance Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Election 2020 /election-2020 Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

Radiation tied to breast cancer delays for Black women
Black women with breast cancer may be more likely to experience treatment delays...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Women with DCIS have 3x the risk of breast cancer death Do breast screening guidelines overlook Black women? Medicaid expansion tied to early breast cancer diagnosis Insurance plays major role in breast cancer disparities Black women still at higher risk of breast cancer death (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Dow Falls 500 Points Amid Resurgence In Coronavirus Cases
Fears over a second wave and more government lockdowns caused stocks to plunge. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sergei Klebnikov, Forbes Staff Tags: Markets /markets Money /money Business /business Retail /retail Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Banking & Insurance /banking-insurance Election 2020 /election-2020 ETFs Mutual Funds Source Type: news

Statistical analysis of crash factors related to auto insurance - Patterson PE, Kuofie M.
Introduction According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), six million car accidents resulting in two million injuries are reported annually (2019). Statistically, for every person in the United States, 327 million as of 2018 (The World Bank, n.d.)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Classification of non-severe traumatic brain injury from resting-state EEG signal using LSTM network with ECOC-SVM - Lai CQ, Ibrahim H, Abd Hamid AI, Abdullah JM.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the common injuries when the human head receives an impact due to an accident or fall and is one of the most frequently submitted insurance claims. However, it is often always misused when individuals attempt an insur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Three Million Lost Employer Health Coverage In Pandemic ’s Wrath
More than three million American workers lost health insurance coverage this summer during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Urban Institute says. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Money /money Election 2020 /election-2020 business pharma Source Type: news

Three Million People Lost Health Coverage From Their Employers During The Pandemic
More than three million American workers lost health insurance coverage this summer during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Urban Institute says. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Money /money Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus business pharma Source Type: news

Republicans Killed the Obamacare Mandate. New Data Shows It Didn ’t Really Matter.
Many experts now view the individual mandate as a policy that did little to increase health coverage — but did a lot to invite political backlash. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - September 18, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) United States Economy Fines (Penalties) United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Stocks Fall For A Third Week In A Row As Tech Sell-Off Continues
Tech stocks continued to drag the market lower. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sergei Klebnikov, Forbes Staff Tags: Markets /markets Money /money Business /business Innovation /innovation Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Science /science Healthcare /healthcare Social Media /social-media Banking & Insurance /banking-insurance ETFs M Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Charged by New York With Civil Insurance Fraud Over Opioid Claims Johnson & Johnson Charged by New York With Civil Insurance Fraud Over Opioid Claims
New York state filed civil charges on Thursday accusing Johnson& Johnson of insurance fraud for downplaying the risks of opioid painkillers, including to doctors and elderly patients.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Business of Medicine News Source Type: news

AHA News: Young Women May Face Greater Stroke Risk Than Young Men
FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Young women are more likely than their male peers to have a stroke, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed a claims database of insured people in the United States from 2001 to 2014,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many Hospitals Charge More Than Twice What Medicare Pays for the Same Care
The gap between rates set for private insurers and employers vs. those by the federal government stirs the debate over a government-run health plan. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Hospitals Medicare Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Finances Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) United States Politics and Government Research Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Rand Co Source Type: news

Damage from riots across the US may cost insurance companies more than $1 billion
(Natural News) The damage from riots sparked by the police killing of George Floyd may end up being the most expensive in U.S. history, costing insurance companies between $1 billion and $2 billion. The data comes from the Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I), which compiles information from a company called Property Claim Services (PCS). The latter... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Private Health Plans in the U.S. Pay Hospitals 247% of What Medicare Would Pay
Prices paid to hospitals nationally during 2018 by privately insured patients averaged 247% of what Medicare would have paid, with wide variation in prices among states. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - September 18, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

St. Louis startup TCARE plans to double staff after raising $3M
The funding round also includes investment from the venture arm of one the country's largest insurance providers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nathan Rubbelke Source Type: news

North Carolina Treasurer Dale Folwell removes insulin costs for members of state health plan
In an update to the health insurance plan for the state's employees, North Carolina State Treasurer Dale Folwell is slashing the cost of insulin for its members. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Study finds middlemen excluded nearly 850 medicines from formularies this year
Anew study from Xcenda finds that from 2014 to 2020, the number of medicines excluded by at least one of the three largest pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) from their standard formularies increased by an average of 34% per year. As a result, each year hundreds of thousands of patients with commercial insurance may not be able to access the treatment prescribed by their doctor. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - September 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katie Koziara Tags: Out-of-Pocket Costs Pharmacy Benefit Managers Let's Talk About Cost Source Type: news

Dow Falls 300 Points As Tech Stocks Drag Market Lower
Stocks were under pressure despite better-than-expected jobless claims. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sergei Klebnikov, Forbes Staff Tags: Markets /markets Money /money Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Banking & Insurance /banking-insurance ETFs Mutual Funds /etfs-mutual-funds Hedge Funds Private Equity Source Type: news

Dow Falls Nearly 150 Points As Tech Stocks Drag Market Lower
Stocks were under pressure despite better-than-expected jobless claims. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sergei Klebnikov, Forbes Staff Tags: Markets /markets Money /money Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Banking & Insurance /banking-insurance ETFs Mutual Funds /etfs-mutual-funds Hedge Funds Private Equity Source Type: news

Donald Trump Is Losing On An Issue Voters Care A Lot About. Here ’s How He’s Trying to Change That
With nearly 200,000 Americans dead from COVID-19 and millions more who lost their health insurance when they lost their jobs this year, President Donald Trump tried this week—as he has done throughout his presidency—to change the conversation. On Sunday, the President issued a new executive order aimed at lowering prescription drug prices, an issue dear to many voters, and boasted on Twitter that “prices are coming down FAST.” The reality is more complicated. Trump’s new executive order, which revokes and replaces a different executive order on drug prices that he signed in July, directs the...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized 2020 Election COVID-19 Explainer News Source Type: news

Kenya: M övenpick Hotel to Offer Health Cover for Guests
[Nation] M övenpick Hotel and Residences Nairobi has inked a partnership with global insurance giant AXA to provide free medical cover to incoming guests. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

BlueCross BlueShield of WNY, Independent Health ready new narrow network plans for 2021
Narrow network products, new apps and expanded telehealth options are on the table for 2021 health insurance offerings by Western New York plans. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Reassessment of burden of occupational fatal injuries in Italy, 1951-2017 - Ariani F, Baldasseroni A, Biffino M, Romeo G, Levi M.
BACKGROUND: occupational injuries in Italy are registered primarily by the Italian National Institute for insurance against accidents at work (Inail); its statistics show the number of events by consequence type (temporary, permanent, fatal). Data prior to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

As the COVID-19 Recession Extended Into the Summer of 2020, More Than 3 Million Adults Lost Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Coverage and 2 Million Became Uninsured
The Household Pulse Survey offers a snapshot of how health insurance coverage changed between April 23–May 12 and July 9–21, 2020, as the COVID-19 recession extended into the summer and millions of adults remained unemployed. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - September 17, 2020 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Gangopadhyaya A Tags: Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

Recent administration actions undermine patient assistance programs
While all eyes and ears are focused on COVID-19 and beating this pandemic, the administration has pursued harmful policy changes that we can ’t let slip under the radar. In two back-to-back regulatory actions in recent months, the administration has taken steps to make it harder for biopharmaceutical manufacturers to offer assistance to commercially insured patients. Why do these changes matter? Both could lead to patients being forced to pay more out of pocket for their medicines in the middle of a public health and economic crisis, when we should be doing the exact opposite - finding ways to lower costs for patient...
Source: The Catalyst - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Out-of-Pocket Costs Medicaid Source Type: news

Goldman Says Stocks Will Hit New Record Highs Again By End Of 2020
The firm said the likelihood of a coronavirus vaccine by early 2021 is “rising sharply.” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sergei Klebnikov, Forbes Staff Tags: Markets /markets Money /money Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Banking & Insurance /banking-insurance ETFs Mutual Funds /etfs-mutual-funds Hedge Funds Private Equity Source Type: news

South Africa: Employment and Labour Announces New Closing Dates for Coronavirus Covid-19 Ters Benefit Payments
[Govt of SA] Notwithstanding previous media statements, the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), has extended the processing of new claims for April to September following consultations with social partners at Nedlac. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medicare and employer-provided health insurance: Not always an ideal pairing
People who know me know that I love wine; I often get asked what is my favorite wine, to which I usually reply that it depends on what I am eating with it. You see, my preferred way to drink wine is with food, and I enjoy trying to figure out how to best match one with the other. On a rainy day a few pre-Covid-19 months ago, I met a friend at an excellent Seattle wine bar where we shared some French goat cheese on fresh bread with a bottle of a southern Rhone red wine – man, was that delicious.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kevin Norris Source Type: news

Latest COVID-19 guidance update, NHS Employers (updated 11th September 2020)
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Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expenditures for primary care may affect how primary care is delivered
This study looks at trends in out-of-pocket and total visit expenditures for visits to primary care physicians. Using the 2002-2017 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), the authors described changes in out-of-pocket and total visit expenditures for primary care visits for Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. If current trends continue, the authors would expect increasing difficulty with primary care physician access, particularly for Medicaid patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dow Rises Over 300 Points As Tech Stocks Continue To Rebound
The market clawed back losses from last week. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sergei Klebnikov, Forbes Staff Tags: Markets /markets Money /money Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Banking & Insurance /banking-insurance ETFs Mutual Funds /etfs-mutual-fund Source Type: news

New Jersey Blues Plan Links With Two Big Health Systems To Tap Medicare Advantage
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and two of the state ’s biggest hospital systems are forming a health plan specifically to tap into the fast-growing business of Medicare Advantage, the privatized health insurance for seniors. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Money /money Election 2020 /election-2020 business pharma Source Type: news

South Africa: Covid-19 and the Case Against a State-Run National Health Insurance
[Daily Maverick] Government has no legal means to access the R200-billion that is privately funded by medical scheme members, so the only option is to legislate a monopoly for itself and increase the NHI budget beyond the existing public sector budget by raising dedicated NHI taxes or levies. In our post-Covid economic meltdown, that is about as likely to happen as Donald Trump apologising for being misogynistic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news