Health Insurance / Medical Insurance News From Medical News Today
|1 in 4 US antibiotics may be inappropriately prescribed
Records of 19.2 million privately insured people show that 23.2 percent of antibiotic prescription fills in the United States in 2016 were inappropriate.
POSTED JANUARY 16, 2019 4:00 PM
|What are Medicare and Medicaid?
Medicare and Medicaid are state- and federal-funded health insurance plans that enable people with a low income to access healthcare in the United States. Find out more about what they are, the plans available, and who can access them.
POSTED DECEMBER 04, 2018
|How much does hepatitis C treatment cost?
Hepatitis C is a viral infection with different treatment options. Medication, treatments, and care pricing depend on factors that include a person’s insurance policy and their overall health. There are various medications available. Learn more about the costs of hepatitis C treatment here.
POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2018 2:00 PM
|What is health insurance?
Good health insurance coverage can mean that a company covers expensive medical treatments. However, with such a range of types of coverage, as well as the complicated nature of the insurance industry, knowing how to select an insurance provider may save a life further down the line. Read on for a guide on insurance.
POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2018
|How to find private health insurance
Health insurance can be costly, and insurers are firm about applying their often rigid policies. There are many factors in choosing cover for you and your family that can alter both the price and the treatments available in the plan, as well as the way the plan works. Read on for help in choosing a plan.
POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2018
|Out-of-pocket costs exceed what many insured cancer patients expect to pay
Some patients spend a third of household income on cancer care, despite insurance.
POSTED AUGUST 14, 2017
|Health insurance expansion via Obamacare linked to fewer cardiac arrests
A sudden catastrophic loss of heart function, or cardiac arrest, occurred significantly less among adults who acquired health insurance via the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to new research in...
POSTED JUNE 29, 2017
|Medicaid restrictions linked to increased late-stage breast cancer diagnoses
Women in Tennessee who were diagnosed with breast cancer were more likely to be diagnosed with late stage disease after a substantial rollback of Medicaid coverage for adults in the state, according...
POSTED JUNE 27, 2017
|Emergency room patients routinely overcharged, study finds
An analysis of billing records for more than 12,000 emergency medicine doctors across the United States shows that charges varied widely, but that on average, adult patients are charged 340 percent...
POSTED JUNE 01, 2017
|More than 8 million children could face higher insurance costs without CHIP
More than 8 million children enrolled in the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) could be at risk of losing coverage if federal funding for the program is not extended this year.
POSTED APRIL 05, 2017