Misc. Insurance News

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10/23/2017
Many U.S. Cities Lack Health Insurance Competition

Patients harmed by higher premiums in these places, leading doctors' group says

10/19/2017
Obamacare Widened Access to Cancer Care

ACA boosted coverage for people with various malignancies, study says

10/19/2017
Most Americans Shouldn't See Big Rise in Obamacare Premiums

8 in 10 qualify for tax credits that help lower their costs, experts say

10/17/2017
Bipartisan Deal Could Give Temporary Protection to Obamacare

Would cover cost of subsidies to insurers for 2 years, but passage in Congress uncertain

10/16/2017
With Skin Cancer Surgery, Insurance Matters

Wait could be more than 6 weeks longer than those with private insurance, study says

10/13/2017
Need Cancer Screening? Where You Work Matters

Americans employed in smaller businesses often lack insurance coverage, study finds

10/13/2017
Trump Says He'll Cut Federal Subsidies for Obamacare

Move could cripple the program, follows a similar executive order signed Thursday

10/12/2017
Trump Signs Executive Order That Could Undermine Obamacare

Move allows younger, healthier workers to find cheaper-but-skimpier plans elsewhere, experts say

10/6/2017
White House to Roll Back Birth Control Mandate in Employers' Health Care Plans

Expected move could affect access to contraception for millions of women

10/2/2017
Teens Mixed Up With the Law May Fall Through Medicaid Cracks

Fewer important primary care appointments, more ER visits, study finds

9/28/2017
Many Patients Denied Costly New Cholesterol Drugs

Insurers and high copays limit use of PCSK9 inhibitors, study says

9/22/2017
McCain Says No to Latest Effort to Replace Obamacare

The bill, which would give states more flexibility in health care spending, is now in jeopardy

9/22/2017
9/21/2017
Premature Births Cost Health Plans Billions

Employer-based insurance forked over the money for special care, treatment of birth defects, study says

9/15/2017
Hidden Gems in Your Health Insurance Plan

Take advantage of wellness programs

9/15/2017
Nearly 25 Million U.S. Workers Now Have High-Deductible Health Plans

Employees can expect to spend more in the future, expert says

9/14/2017
Republicans Take Another Run at Obamacare Overhaul

Sponsors say bill would give states more flexibility; critics contend it would leave many uninsured

9/12/2017
Many May Get Hospice Care Too Late

Study suggests that most end-of-life care occurs in final 2 weeks

9/8/2017
Obamacare Paid Off for Poorer Cancer Patients

Health coverage surged in states that expanded Medicaid, research finds

8/28/2017
More Than Half of Americans Will Need Nursing Home Care: Study

More short-term stays the biggest factor fueling the increase

8/10/2017
Cancer Takes Financial Toll, Even With Insurance

1 in 6 insured patients spends one-third of their income on bills related to treatment, U.S. study finds

8/7/2017
Most People Not Bargain Hunters When It Comes to Health Care

While they believe in price shopping, they don't follow through, researchers report

7/27/2017
Treatment Costs Can Be Another Blow to Cancer Patients

Obamacare has improved access to therapies, but finances are still a big concern, researchers say

7/25/2017
$100 Sweetens the Pot for a Colonoscopy

Study found those who were offered cash to get cancer screening were twice as likely to do so

7/21/2017
What's Ahead for Health Care Reform in 2018?

Higher premiums, fewer choices, less time could confront consumers shopping for insurance, analysts say

7/20/2017
Insured, But Still Barred From Top-Tier Cancer Centers

Cheaper policies may not cover U.S. National Cancer Institute-affiliated doctors

7/20/2017
More Patients OK'd for Cancer Trials Under Obamacare: Study

Affordable Care Act changed rules for private insurers

7/19/2017
Losing Medicaid Tough on People Battling Depression: Study

Breaks in coverage result in more ER visits and longer hospital stays, research finds

7/18/2017
As Efforts to Repeal Obamacare Fail, Future of Health Care Reform in Limbo

3 Republican senators tank effort to dismantle health law without an immediate replacement

7/13/2017
Revised Senate Bill Would Allow Bare-Bones Health Plans

Fate of the GOP measure remains uncertain amid party discord

7/11/2017
Easier Colon Exam Boosts Screening, But Insurers May Not Pay

People with coverage for virtual colonoscopy are more likely to get tested for colon cancer, study finds

7/10/2017
Most Medicaid Recipients Happy With Their Health Care: Survey

Findings come as Senate Republicans try to slash spending for the government health insurance program

6/30/2017
More Research Shows Big Surge in U.S. Opioid Use, Addictions

Report from major insurer shows more than 20 percent received a painkiller prescription in 2015

6/29/2017
Lack of Health Insurance Can Shorten Lives: Study

Review of U.S. data shows more illness and death when adults are uninsured

6/28/2017
Obamacare May Have Slashed Cardiac Arrest Rate in Oregon

'Extraordinary reduction' seen among middle-aged adults after enactment of health care law

6/27/2017
Senate GOP Leaders Delay Vote on Health Reform Bill

Proposal to replace Obamacare would leave 22 million more uninsured by 2026: CBO

6/27/2017
Michigan's Expanded Medicaid Plan a Boon for Workers

Survey finds them in better health and doing better work or getting a better job

6/27/2017
Some GOP Senators Balk at Health Reform Bill

Proposal to replace Obamacare would leave 22 million more uninsured by 2026: CBO

6/26/2017
Senate Health Bill Would Leave 22 Million More Uninsured by 2026: CBO

Premiums would decline over long term, but so would coverage; Medicaid would take a 26 percent cut, analysis says

6/26/2017
Medicaid Cuts Tied to Delayed Breast Cancer Diagnoses

Tennessee's 2005 Medicaid rollback could forecast what might happen if GOP health plans become law, some say

6/23/2017
Some Republicans Voice Concerns About Senate Replacement for Obamacare

Conservatives say it doesn't go far enough, moderates say it goes too far

6/22/2017
Senate Republicans Reveal Their Replacement for Obamacare

Bill would rein in Medicaid budget more slowly, preserve preexisting condition safeguards, change tax credits

6/22/2017
Many Doctors Silent on Cost of Cancer Care

Topic is often ignored, even though 'financial toxicity' is a growing concern, researcher says

6/19/2017
Why Patients Leave the Hospital Against Doctor's Orders

It's a growing problem, and patient age and insurance status is often key to this unhealthy decision, study finds

6/13/2017
Leading Medical Groups Mobilize Against Obamacare Repeal

GOP-sponsored legislation would impose added costs and risks on millions of Americans, groups contend

6/13/2017
Uncertainty for Obamacare Plans as Filing Deadline Approaches

Early indications suggest some consumers will face fewer choices, higher rates in 2018

6/12/2017
Nearly 10 Million U.S. Adults Suffer From Mental Illness

More than a third aren't getting help, federal study says

6/6/2017
4 in 10 Job-Based Health Plans in U.S. Are Now 'High-Deductible'

These employees are more likely to face financial barriers to care, researchers find

5/25/2017
CBO: 23 Million Would Lose Health Insurance Under House Health Care Bill

While premiums may lower over the long-term, many Americans would face much higher out-of-pocket costs

5/12/2017
People With Pre-Existing Health Issues Fear Repeal-and-Replace Bill

Older, sicker Americans worry they may bear brunt of GOP efforts to curtail a popular Obamacare protection