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Immigrant Health Premiums Exceed What Plans Pay for Their Care

Immigrant Health Premiums Exceed What Plans Pay for Their Care

By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez | Oct 16
The study in the journal Health Affairs found that immigrants covered by private health insurance and their employers contributed nearly $25 billion more in premiums in 2014 than was spent on their care

Lost or Damaged Luggage? File a Claim!

Lost or Damaged Luggage? File a Claim!

Oct 4
AirHelp has revealed the results of a survey showing that more than 87 percent of U.S. travelers do not file claims following an issue with lost, damaged or delayed luggage at the airport.

Employers Jump Into Providing Care as Health Costs Ride

Employers Jump Into Providing Care as Health Costs Ride

By Tom Murphy | Oct 1
Autoworkers in this blue-collar, central Indiana city have an eager helper waiting to pick up the bill at their next doctor visit.

How Much Should Lifesaving Air Ambulance Rides Cost?

How Much Should Lifesaving Air Ambulance Rides Cost?

Oct 1
After an accident in an all-terrain vehicle crushed a doctor's left arm, he was whisked by air ambulance to the closest trauma center for specialized care. Soon he was fighting over the $56,603 bill.

Trump Health Chief Says Premiums to Drop for Popular ACA Plan

Trump Health Chief Says Premiums to Drop for Popular ACA Plan

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Sep 28
Premiums for a popular type of "silver" health plan under the Affordable Care Act will edge downward next year in most states, the Trump administration's health chief announced Thursday.

New Medicare Advantage Tool to Lower Prices May Wreak Havoc

New Medicare Advantage Tool to Lower Prices May Wreak Havoc

Sep 18
Starting next year, Medicare Advantage plans will be able to add restrictions on expensive, injectable drugs administered by doctors to treat cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, macular degeneration and other serious diseases.

Insulin's High Cost Can Lead to Deadly Rationing

Insulin's High Cost Can Lead to Deadly Rationing

Sep 8
Diabetic ketoacidosis is a terrible way to die. It's what happens when you don't have enough insulin. Your blood sugar gets so high that your blood becomes highly acidic, your cells dehydrate, and your body stops functioning.

Modest Premium Hikes as Obamacare Stabilizes

Modest Premium Hikes as Obamacare Stabilizes

Sep 7
Millions of people covered under the Affordable Care Act will see only modest premium increases next year, and some will get price cuts.

A Jolt to the Jugular! Heart Attack Patient Receives $109K Bill

A Jolt to the Jugular! Heart Attack Patient Receives $109K Bill

Aug 30
Total Bill: $164,941 for a four-day hospital stay, including $42,944 for four stents and $10,920 for room charges. Calver's insurer paid $55,840. The hospital billed Drew Calver for the unpaid balance of $108,951.31.

How Root is Building a Future-Proof Insurance Company

How Root is Building a Future-Proof Insurance Company

Aug 24
From new technology to preparing for autonomous vehicles, Root is at the forefront of the insurance industry.

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