‘Coverage Gap’ For Poor May End, But Many Will Still Have Trouble Affording Plans

June 25th, 2017 Insurance

Although some people below the poverty level will now be able to qualify for premium subsidies, they may have trouble covering the out-of-pocket costs.

No change in California misconduct complaints: Report

June 25th, 2017 Insurance

Health Wonk Review for June 23, 2017

June 25th, 2017 Insurance

I nearly did a double take when I saw Joe Paduda’s work on this week’s Health Wonk Review – and not just because he dubbed it The Double Edition.

On The Air With KHN: Senate Republicans Release Health Care Bill

June 24th, 2017 Insurance

KHN senior correspondent Mary Agnes Carey appears on the PBS NewsHour to analyze legislation being considered in the Senate to overhaul the federal health law.

Man who sued TV stations for live-birth clips must pay attorneys fees

June 24th, 2017 Insurance

A plaintiff who live-streamed his child’s birth must pay the attorneys fees of networks whom he later unsuccessfully sued for broadcasting brief excerpts of the video, says a federal court.

Healthcare is about people – not legislative wins

June 23rd, 2017 Insurance

Healthcare is about people, not the legislative victories that Sen. McConnell so desperately craves.

Viewpoints: The High Cost Of Insulin; Drug Companies’ Role In The Opioid Epidemic

June 23rd, 2017 Insurance

A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.

What ‘ramming through’ a health bill looks like

June 23rd, 2017 Insurance

Is what Senate Republicans have done anything at all like what Senate Democrats did to pass the Senate version of the Affordable Care Act? We wish.

Heavy rains damage road network in Jamaica

June 23rd, 2017 Insurance

Heavy rains in Jamaica’s Hanover Municipal Corporation caused $21 million Jamaica ($162,778) worth of damage to the district’s road network.

Pelosi: It’s A ‘Bill Without A Heart’

June 22nd, 2017 Insurance

Democrats slam the Republicans’ health care proposal, which they’ve been drafting in secret.

Honda halts production following cyber attack

June 22nd, 2017 Insurance

Japan-based automaker Honda Motor Co. Ltd. said that it temporarily halted production at its plant in Sayama, near Tokyo, after discovering WannaCry ransomware virus in its computer system.

Viewpoints: A New Tool In The Fight Against The Opioid Epidemic; Standing Up For The Hungry

June 21st, 2017 Insurance

A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.

The In’s and Out’s of Motorcycle Insurance

June 21st, 2017 Insurance

If you’re considering a motorcycle purchase, be sure to include insurance in your cost estimating equation. Even though there are a few states – Montana, Washington and Florida – that don’t require motorcycle insurance, if…

State push to adopt workers comp formularies sees mixed results

June 21st, 2017 Insurance

Efforts to adopt workers compensation drug formularies have experienced obstacles despite evidence that they can produce good results for states grappling with opioid addiction and high prescription costs.

Viewpoints: The Impact Of Artificial Intelligence On Health Care; Chronic Disease Rates ‘A Wake-Up Call’ For Policymakers

June 20th, 2017 Insurance

A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.

Awareness of workplace bullying ‘epidemic’ grows

June 20th, 2017 Insurance

Workplace bullying has reached “epidemic level,” according to a new study, and legal analysts are advising companies to take heed.

What if Rep. Steve Scalise was uninsured?

June 19th, 2017 Insurance

Tens of thousands of people are shot every year and survive their injuries. Many require costly forms of care. At least through ACA, we have made real progress to provide decent health care to those directly affected.

Viewpoints: Problems With Drug Labeling Rules; Fixing Genes; Mental Illness And Punishment

June 19th, 2017 Insurance

A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.

Floods, landslides cause nearly $45 million in damage to roads

June 19th, 2017 Insurance

Kamal Amaraweera, director of the maintenance and management unit at Sri Lanka’s Road Development Authority, said that recent floods and landslides caused an estimated 6.8 billion Sri Lankan rupees ($44.5 million) worth of damage to the country’s roads.

Exclusive: White House Task Force Echoes Pharma Proposals

June 18th, 2017 Insurance

Documents examined by Kaiser Health News shed light on the workings of the Trump administration’s “Drug Pricing and Innovation Working Group.”