Tag: health insurance

Feds Let Illinois Extend Postpartum Medicaid Coverage

The federal government has approved a request by Illinois to extend postpartum Medicaid coverage to a full year from the current standard of 60 days....

Most individual health policies cover common pre-existing diseases from day 1

NEW DELHI: These days many insurers have come up with individual health policies that cover common pre-existing diseases (PEDs) from day one. For instance, Aditya...

Should you go for restoration benefit in a health insurance policy?

NEW DELHI: With the fresh spike in covid-19 cases and the rising healthcare costs, there is an increased demand in the country for health insurance...

These 4 types of insurance cover can become essential post coronavirus pandemic

NEW DELHI: Health insurance no doubt has been the most bought insurance policies during the pandemic, but there has also been a rise in demand...

Lesser-known benefits offered by insurance companies to women

NEW DELHI: The covid-19 pandemic and the rise in healthcare costs have driven home the importance of insurance, but the percentage of women covered under...

Healthcare Stakeholders Agree on Universal Coverage Plan

In an unprecedented pact among healthcare stakeholders, associations representing physicians, hospitals, insurance companies, and employers have agreed to pursue universal coverage through market-based solutions that...

Health, fire drive growth for insurers in January even as motor, crop suffer

The growth in premium collected by the general insurers in January at 6.7% remained tepid even as health and fire insurance segments continued to witness...

Can Any Public Hospital Survive?

New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina, is a publicly owned hospital delivering good care at lower prices than most others and still...

If govt spends your tax on better healthcare you would have to spend less: Survey

Indians bear one of the highest healthcare costs as a percentage of their income compared to citizens of other countries. The Economic Survey 2021 has...

Biden’s First Order of Business May Be to Undo Trump’s Policies

The party split in Congress is so slim that, even with Democrats technically in the majority, passing major health care legislation will be extremely difficult....

First to Extend Health Coverage to Undocumented Seniors

As a nurse manager for one of Chicago’s busiest safety-net hospitals, Raquel Prendkowski has witnessed covid-19’s devastating toll on many of the city’s most vulnerable...

Even for Wealthy, US Healthcare Can’t Match Care in Other Nations

(Reuters Health) – When it comes to health care, even privileged white Americans fare worse than the average citizens of 12 other developed countries, a...

Democrats Are Running Hard on Health Care in Georgia’s Runoffs

In this Nov. 20, 2020, photo, Vice President Mike Pence and Kelly Loeffler wave to the crowd during a Defend the Majority Rally in Canton,...

What It Means for COVID, Healthcare

President-Elect Joe Biden Joe Biden’s victory sets the stage for healthcare to become a high-profile priority of his presidency. The former vice president has sketched...

Feds Approve Fractious Georgia Plan to Change ACA Marketplace

With the Trump administration announcing 2 days before Election Day that Georgia’s healthcare.gov website will no longer provide options for residents shopping for plans starting...

No One Tells Patients Their COVID Hospital Bills Are Covered

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When Angela Settles’ husband, Darius, got sick with COVID-19, he was...

Black Doctors Work to Make Coronavirus Testing More Equitable

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When the coronavirus arrived in Philadelphia in March, Dr. Ala Stanford...

Colonoscopy Patients May Get Hit With a ‘Surprise Bill’

A colonoscopy screening for colorectal cancer should be covered by commercial health insurance, but a new study reports that some patients receive a ‘surprise’ bill....

Irdai to color code health insurance based on complexity

The insurance regulator is planning to make it easier for individuals to pick a health insurance policy. To make it simpler, the regulator wants each...

Insulin Copay Caps Fall Short

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. After losing her health insurance earlier this year, D.j. Mattern, who...

Individual health policies can be migrated to a family floater plan

I am 35 years old and thinking of buying health insurance. I want to know if I get hospitalized for suspected covid-19 and later test...

Lawmakers Focus on Price of One Drug, While Others Rise Too

Michael Costanzo, a Colorado farmer diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2016, has a well-honed ritual: Every six months, he takes an IV infusion of a...

A patient enacting a will from hospital must have the doctor as one witness

One of my uncles is in hospital, getting treatment for covid-19. As his condition is serious, he is planning to make a will. How should...

60 lakh lives covered under covid-19 health policies, says Irdai chairman

Insurers in the country have covered around 60 lakh lives under the two covid-19-specific policies, Corona Kavach and Corona Rakshak, Subhash Chandra Khuntia, chairman of...

Disparities Seen in COVID-19–Related Avoidance of Care

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In the early weeks and months of the COVID-19 pandemic, many...