Blue Cross NC to cut rates for Affordable Care Act customers
Health Insurance premiums for many Affordable Care Act customers in the Triangle are set to drop next year.
Aug 22, 2019 02:06 UTC Health-Care Read More
Bhatti: Doctors must speak out to expose biggest threats to our healthcare system
I recently stood with Protect Our Care during a tour through Michigan to shine a spotlight on the Trump Administration's sabotage of American healthcare.
Aug 20, 2019 19:47 UTC Health-Care Read More
GUEST VIEW: Mississippi cares Is not Obamacare; it's PenceCare
Vice President Pence, when he was governor of Indiana, enacted a conservative brand of Medicaid reform for his state. The Mississippi Hospital Association,…
Aug 20, 2019 16:14 UTC Health-Care Read More
ACA premiums for 2020 in Houston finally going down but trouble still lurks
After years of eye-popping rate increases for individual coverage through the Affordable Care Act, premium prices in Houston for most plans will go down next…
Aug 20, 2019 16:06 UTC Health-Care Read More
Fluoride And IQ? What Is The Link, What This Study Says
A study just published in JAMA Pediatrics found an association between mothers drinking fluoridated water during pregnancy and the child’s subsequent IQ scores. (Photo: Getty Images) Many communities have long put fluoride in drinking water to prevent tooth decay. But if you Google “fluoride makes you dumb,” you’ll get plenty of sites advancing conspiracy theories about how the government is putting fluoride in the water to keep people dumb and docile. Actually, Googling anything such as books or broccoli and “makes you dumb” can return conspiracy theories. But do claims that fluoride may a...
Aug 20, 2019 15:17 UTC Health-Care Read More
Here’s the Right Way to Hold Your Cat, According to a Helpful Vet
Stock Photos from KDdesignphoto/Shutterstock Have you ever wondered if you’re carrying, picking up, or even petting your cat properly? If so, you’re not alone. Many people are unsure how to best approach their feline friends and, as a result, often do it incorrectly. Fortunately, however, there’s hope, thanks to Dr. Uri Burstyn, aka the Helpful Vancouver Vet. In a “helpful” video, Dr. Burstyn demonstrates how to handle a cat. First, he explains that, when approaching a cat, it’s best to keep your fingers curled and to calmly introduce yourself. Then, he recommends scratching the side of the...
Aug 19, 2019 20:45 UTC Health-Care Read More
CMS to display the star ratings for Affordable Care Act exchange plans
For the first time, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is requiring the display of five-star ratings for health plans offered on the Affordable Care Act…
Aug 16, 2019 17:11 UTC Health-Care Read More
CMS Adds Star Ratings System to Show Plan Quality on ACA Exchanges
August 16, 2019 - Plans on the federal health insurance exchange will publicly display quality ratings on a five-star system in plan year (PY) 2020, CMS…
Aug 16, 2019 13:29 UTC Health-Care Read More
Column: California shows all states how to protect patients from Trump's attacks on Obamacare
California has taken the lead in building a wall against Trump's attacks on the Affordable Care Act.
Aug 16, 2019 11:00 UTC Health-Care Read More
Affordable Care Act Linked to Reduction in Racial Disparities in the Care of Cancer Patients: Report
WASHINGTON INFORMER — A report released Sunday shows that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is not the scourge that Republicans make it out to be. In fact…
Aug 16, 2019 10:36 UTC Health-Care Read More
Oscar Health Lands Berkshire Hathaway Deal Ahead Of Obamacare Expansion
A new agreement Oscar Health signed with Berkshire Hathaway's NICO reinsurance subsidiary is a signal Oscar is on the verge of a big expansion in the…
Aug 15, 2019 21:02 UTC Health-Care Read More
Cooper should nix "back to the bad old days" association health plans bill
As noted in this radio commentary, Gov. Roy Cooper should veto the so-called Association Health Plans bill that the General Assembly presented to him today.
Aug 15, 2019 17:59 UTC Health-Care Read More
False Claims in Tate Reeves' 'Obamacare' Mailers on Waller Plan
A mailer from Tate Reeves' campaign made several misleading claims about Republican runoff opponent Bill Waller's Medicaid expansion plan.
Aug 15, 2019 17:46 UTC Health-Care Read More
Hanging With The Hendersons releases exclusive clip of Season 2 finale
Animal Planet's Hanging With The Hendersons airs its season two finale on Saturday, and Hidden Remote has an exclusive clip to share. Two years ago, the video of veterinarian Dr. Ross Henderson singing to a golden retriever prior to the pup's surgery went viral. Then, in January of 2019, Ross, his brother Ryan and their father Tony, also veterinarians, got their own Animal Planet reality TV series, Hanging With The Hendersons. It's only been seven months, but the show's season two is already coming to a close with its finale this Saturday. The Hendersons became animal-lover legends very qui...
Aug 15, 2019 12:01 UTC Health-Care Read More
Op-Ed4 years ago ObamaCare Improves Health of Black America By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Black Americans continue to face serious disparities in education, employment, and in economic development.
Aug 15, 2019 03:42 UTC Health-Care Read More
ObamaCare’s Medicaid Deception
ObamaCare wasn't supposed to give free health insurance to everybody. The Affordable Care Act's authors expected the poor would enroll in Medicaid, while…
Aug 14, 2019 22:39 UTC Health-Care Read More
IRS Decreases ACA Affordability Percentage for 2020 What does this mean for the Employer Shared Responsibility Rules?
In the recently issued Revenue Procedure 2019-29, the Internal Revenue *Service* (IRS) reduced the applicable contribution percentage for the 2020 plan…
Aug 14, 2019 16:18 UTC Health-Care Read More
Centene Expanding ACA Exchange Plans in 10 States
The company, led by Michael Neidorff, has expressed confidence in its business strategy despite uncertainty over the ACA's future.
Aug 14, 2019 14:27 UTC Health-Care Read More
Centene aims to expand presence in 10 ACA markets in 2020
Insurer Centene announced it will expand its Affordable Care Act exchange plans in 10 states starting in 2020.
Aug 13, 2019 15:02 UTC Health-Care Read More
End of individual mandate hasnt killed Obamacare
When Republicans used a GOP tax bill to kill a provision in the 2010 health-care law requiring most Americans buy health insurance or pay a penalty, President…
Aug 13, 2019 04:00 UTC Health-Care Read More
Covered California draws more insurers after state moves to bolster Obamacare
Health insurers are expanding operations in California, enhancing competition and offering consumers more choices.
Aug 12, 2019 12:59 UTC Health-Care Read More
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