More uninsured, more problems: Pandemic to hike health care costs for Florida businesses
The phones have been ringing a lot more often at Terry Singleton ’s company since the Covid-19 outbreak’s impact began locally in March. Singleton, a partner at Altamonte Springs-based insurer Sihle Insurance Group, said he’s seen “very high” call and email volumes from clients. “They are seeking answers to a vast array of questions related to the e ffects of Covid-19, government recommended or required quarantines, furloughs, the new CARES ACT, The Families First Coronavirus Response… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 30, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

ACA Medicaid expansion reduces uninsured rate in cancer survivors
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 30, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Southern California city offering free COVID-19 testing site
"Whether you're rich or poor, you can be tested. Whether you're insured or uninsured, you can be tested. Whether you're a resident of Carson or a non-resident of Carson, you can be tested," said Carson Mayor Albert Robles. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HHS Launches COVID-19 Uninsured Program Portal
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) within the HHS announced a new COVID-19 Uninsured Program Portal, which allows healthcare providers to claim reimbursement for providing COVID-19 treatment and testing for uninsured individuals. As part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, providers will receive reimbursement at Medicare rates. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 27, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Massachusetts' uninsured can access free COVID-19 telehealth visits via Doctor on Demand
The telehealth vendor ' s deal with the state comes shortly after another agreement that provided  the services to Medicaid, children ' s health insurance members. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

HHS to Begin Paying Out Next Round of COVID-19 Relief Funds
HHS lays out its criteria to apply for the next round of money from the $100 billion Provider Relief Fund and explains how to be reimbursed for testing and treating uninsured patients. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

White House Announces Payment Plan for Uninsured COVID-19 Patients
THURSDAY, April 23, 2020 -- A plan to begin paying hospitals and doctors who treat uninsured COVID-19 patients was announced by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Wednesday. Azar said hospitals and doctors would submit their... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HHS to Begin Paying Out Next Round of COVID-19 Relief Funds HHS to Begin Paying Out Next Round of COVID-19 Relief Funds
HHS lays out its criteria to apply for the next round of money from the $100 billion Provider Relief Fund and explains how to be reimbursed for testing and treating uninsured patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: April 23, 2020
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Payment Plan for Care of Uninsured COVID-19 Patients Announced by White House A plan to begin paying hospitals and doctors who treat uninsured... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Trump administration says it will pay hospitals for treating uninsured covid-19 patients
Health officials announce billions in aid to hospitals and other facilities in coronavirus hot spots and rural communities. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Administration offers plan to cover COVID care for uninsured
The Trump administration has come out with a plan to start paying hospitals and doctors who care for uninsured COVID-19 patients (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Free and charitable clinics face wave of uninsured patients with limited funding to treat them
Another wave yet to crest in the succession of blows the state is sustaining in the fight against Covid-19 is a surge in the number of uninsured residents.   Unemployment is soaring due to hundreds of thousands of layoffs resulting from the economic shutdown. So, too, are the numbers of the state’s residents without health insurance.  Prior to the pandemic, unemployment hovered at about 3.6 percent and the number of N.C’s uninsured measured at about 1.3 million.  According to the Health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 22, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

First, the coronavirus pandemic took their jobs. Then, it wiped out their health insurance.
The suddenly uninsured are scrambling for health care and prescriptions. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Planned Parenthood Is Expanding Telehealth to All 50 States Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
When an emergency responder in one of the New York counties hardest hit by COVID-19 recently found out she was pregnant, she decided that it wasn’t the right time to have a child. So between a busy schedule of helping patients, she made an appointment for Planned Parenthood’s new telehealth service, requested an abortion, and attended an initial counseling session—all while sitting in an ambulance. Once she completed her virtual visit through the organization’s app, the first responder’s ambulance swung by her local Planned Parenthood clinic so she could pick up the pills needed to end her pre...
Source: TIME: Health - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news