Health insurance on Colorado’s exchange could be $50 cheaper after COVID-19 rescue package – The Denver Post

People who previously earned too much to get financial help buying insurance on the state marketplace may find better deals if they look again. Connect for Health Colorado, which runs the state’s individual health insurance marketplace, estimates the average customer will save about $56.30 per month, following a change in how tax credits are calculated. Normally, families who earn more […]

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‘An Arm and a Leg’: For Your Next Health Insurance Fight, an Exercise in Financial Self-Defense

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. A listener asked: ‘How do I remain cool when calling insurance companies?” So we called veteran self-defense teacher Lauren Taylor for advice. She leads Defend Yourself, an organization that works to empower people against violence and abuse.  As Taylor teaches it, self-defense involves a lot more than hitting and kicking. It’s about […]

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Colorado health insurance costs to fall on average, but some counties see increases

The monthly cost of insurance bought through the exchange in Colorado will drop an average of 1.4% next year, according to filings with the Colorado Division of Insurance. Your costs depend on where you live, though. Some counties on the Eastern Plains will see 12% increases in their monthly premiums, while Park County residents could pay 12% less, on average. […]

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Layoffs cost 5.4 million americans their health insurance

(HealthDay)—About 5.4 million Americans lost their health insurance after being laid off between February and May due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study shows. The number of adults who lost coverage due to unemployment during those months is higher than the number of those who have ever lost insurance in a single year, The New York Times reported. The […]

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Here's Where You Can Get a Free Flu Shot Right Now—With or Without Insurance

Hey, quick question: Have you gotten your flu shot yet? If your answer was "yes," good for you; carry on. If your answer was "no," what are you waiting for?  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that every. single. person. (age six months and older) should get a flu shot before the end of October. That's because flu season typically […]

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Low income cancer patients and those without insurance see fewer trial benefits

When it comes to benefiting from experimental treatments offered in cancer clinical trials, your health insurance status and where you live matters, according to results of two new research studies to be presented at the 2019 ASCO Quality Care Symposium, held September 6 and 7 in San Diego. Cancer patients who enroll in a clinical trial and have no health […]

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Family of premature baby struggles to change insurance due to shutdown

This story is from Kaiser Health News. Interested in Government Shutdown? Joseph Daskalakis’ son was born New Year’s Eve, a little over a week into the current government shutdown, and about 10 weeks before he was expected. Little Oliver ended up in a specialized neonatal intensive care unit, the only one that could care for him near their home in […]

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“No need for a new criminal article, and the liability insurance of the physician adopted all over the world”

Iatrogenic crimes come under increasing attention of law enforcement. The Investigative Committee created a Department of conducting examinations in cases of medical errors. On the current topic, which is now actively supplied the theoretical base is protected, has no thesis. And recently, in yuniti there was a textbook for law schools, the Investigation of crimes committed medical professionals for negligence. […]

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Could Trump’s plan for lowering prescription drug prices work?

This is a Kaiser Health News story. Interested in Donald Trump? President Donald Trump’s new pledge to crack down on “the global freeloading” in prescription drugs had a sense of déjà vu. Five months ago, Trump unveiled a blueprint to address prohibitive drug prices, and his administration has been feverishly rolling out ideas ranging from posting drug prices on television […]

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