Private Insurance News

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7/11/2018
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3/19/2018
3/14/2018
2/28/2018
2/26/2018
2/12/2018
12/5/2017
10/23/2017
Many U.S. Cities Lack Health Insurance Competition

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

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

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

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
Nearly 25 Million U.S. Workers Now Have High-Deductible Health Plans

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

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

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

Affordable Care Act changed rules for private insurers

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

Fate of the GOP measure remains uncertain amid party discord

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

4/4/2017
EpiPen Out-of-Pocket Costs More Than Doubled Over Decade

Study questions steep price hikes for lifesaving drugs, even among insured patients

2/28/2017
Some Hospitals May Overcharge for Hip, Knee Replacements: Study

Prices were double the average costs for the implants, but only one insurer was included in the research

1/31/2017
Jan. 31 Is Next Deadline to Enroll for Obamacare

Trump Administration has pulled ads for the Affordable Care Act

1/17/2017
Steep Bills Surprise Patients Who Go 'Out-of-Network'

For example, anesthesiologists charge nearly 6 times the Medicare rate, study finds

1/16/2017
IRS Reminds Millions About Fines for Not Signing Up for Obamacare

Letters being sent as GOP-controlled Congress races to repeal controversial health reform law

1/10/2017
High Health Care Deductibles Take Toll on Family Finances

Studies suggest significant out-of-pocket costs may harm low-income and chronically ill patients

11/22/2016
U.S. Health Care Spending Up 5 Percent in 2015

Prescription drugs are the fastest growing expense, report shows

10/10/2016
Undiagnosed Eye Problems Pose Risks for Migrant Farm Workers

Despite impairments, 7 out of 10 workers said they had never had a vision exam

10/10/2016
Cost of Breast Cancer Chemo Varies Widely in U.S.

Lower-priced options could save patients thousands of dollars, researchers say

8/8/2016
Obamacare's Medicaid Expansions May Be Improving Care

Study provides early evidence that coverage gains improve use, affordability and quality of care

6/27/2016
Even 'Good' Insurance Comes With Hidden Hospital Bills

Average out-of-pocket fee for privately insured adults topped $1,000 in 2013, study shows

1/13/2016
Studies: 2 Ways Obamacare Is Saving Money

Hospital reimbursements up, births to young moms more often privately covered, researchers say

12/26/2015
Hospital Prices Vary Widely Across the United States

This variation is driving up health care costs, researchers say

10/1/2015
CT Scans for Lung Cancer Turn Up Few False-Positives: Study

Worries that wider adoption of the screen might lead to unnecessary surgeries are unfounded, experts say

7/22/2015
Access to Doctors Eases in Michigan After Obamacare

Wait time didn't change after the health law's Medicaid expansion went into effect, researchers say

7/20/2015
Antibiotics Myths Still Common Among Parents

Those with Medicaid insurance tend to know less about the drugs, study finds

7/16/2015
Insured Americans Up to 3 Times Likelier to Get Preventive Care: CDC

Type of coverage doesn't matter, researchers say

5/6/2015
Almost 17 Million Gained Coverage Under Obamacare

But many Americans still can't afford medical care, expert says

3/25/2015
Employers Contributing Less to Workers' Health Savings Accounts

Enrollment in high-deductible plans is up, but employees are getting less help saving for expenses

12/9/2014
Cost of Job-Based Health Insurance Outpaces Family Income: Report

Workers are paying more for health plans, could be getting less financial protection

10/22/2014
U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Access to Health Care

Survey conducted prior to implementation of Affordable Care Act, however

10/8/2014
Low-Income Adults Favor Medicaid Expansion, Survey Finds

Residents of 3 Southern states also think the program offers good health care coverage

9/8/2014
More Young Adults Insured Since Passage of Affordable Care Act: Study

But number of insured fell in the 26-34 age group, researchers report

8/8/2014
Insurance Status May Affect Cancer Outcome: Study

Those with no coverage or Medicaid were diagnosed later, less likely to be alive two years later

7/24/2014
Many Kids With Medicaid Use ER as Doctor's Office: CDC

Pediatrician says many physicians won't accept the publicly funded insurance plan

7/16/2014
Donating a Kidney May Carry Hidden Insurance Costs

Those who did had more trouble getting, switching health or life coverage

6/4/2014
Medicaid Patients Get Worse Cancer Care, Studies Contend

Researchers found screening, treatments weren't as good as patients with private insurance

5/2/2014
For Newly Insured Under Obamacare, a Steep Learning Curve

Pay attention to health plan details to avoid trouble and expense, experts advise

4/24/2014
1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report

More than half of parents said the drugs are helpful

4/9/2014
Fewer Americans Overwhelmed by Medical Bills: Report

Reduced use of medical care, early health care reforms may be easing financial worries, experts say

2/26/2014
Obamacare Enrollment Reaches 4 Million

Advocates report surge in outreach efforts to uninsured Americans

2/19/2014
Insured Patients May Not Always Get Best Trauma Care, Study Finds

They were less likely to be transferred to trauma centers than the uninsured were

2/13/2014
Obamacare Enrollment Nears 3.3 Million

About one-quarter of those signed up are now young adults, report shows

1/16/2014
Having a Baby? Price Tag for Delivery Varies Widely

Survey of California hospitals finds cost for uncomplicated birth ranges from about $3,300 to $37,000