Category Archives: General Health

In Grandma’s Stocking: An Apple Watch To Monitor Falls, Track Heart Rhythms

Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News For more than a decade, the latest Apple products have been the annual must-have holiday gift for the tech-savvy. That raises the question: Is the newest Apple Watch on your list — either to give … Continue reading

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Quick: What’s The Difference Between Medicare-For-All And Single-Payer?

Quick: What’s The Difference Between Medicare-For-All And Single-Payer? MODESTO, Calif. — Betsy Foster and Doug Dillon are devotees of Josh Harder. The Democratic upstart is attempting to topple Republican House incumbent Jeff Denham in this conflicted, semi-rural district that is … Continue reading

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Retiring Early + Facing a Coverage Gap? Health Insurance for Age 62 to 65

Retirement knows no official age – at least not generally speaking. In terms of benefits, however, there are some parameters: 62 is the age at which you can start receiving Social Security retirement benefits (the amount is reduced until you … Continue reading

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Administration Challenges ACA’s Preexisting Conditions Protection In Court

Administration Challenges ACA’s Preexisting Conditions Protection In Court Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News and Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News The Trump administration is refusing to defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, essentially arguing that federal courts should find … Continue reading

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Middle-Class Earners Weigh Love And Money To Curb Obamacare Premiums

Anne Cornwell considered two drastic strategies in her quest to get affordable health insurance premiums last year for herself and her retired husband. One was divorce. Another was taking a 30 percent pay cut. She chose the latter. That maneuver … Continue reading

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5 Things To Know About ACA At Year 5

  Here are five important factors to keep in mind if you plan to sign up for 2018 coverage under the Affordable Care Act. 1. The health law has NOT been repealed. Despite the efforts of President Donald Trump and … Continue reading

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Trump signs executive order to relax health insurance rules

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday morning aiming to give consumers access to cheaper, skimpier health plans. But health policy experts say the plan could drive up premiums and make coverage less available for some. Source: Trump signs … Continue reading

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Almost all large employers plan to offer telehealth in 2018, but will employees use it?

Telehealth utilization is on the rise, employers have a long way to go to get more staffers onboard. Source: Almost all large employers plan to offer telehealth in 2018, but will employees use it?

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How Group Gap Benefits Help with HDHPs

The popularity of group high-deductible health insurance plans continues to increase, helping keep premiums low but creating higher out-of-pocket costs for employees. Learn how group gap benefits can help reduce costs. Source: How Group Gap Benefits Help with HDHPs

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The Fallacy of Medicare as a Uniform National Insurance Program – MedAxiom – Synergistic Healthcare Solutions

As the Senate begins what is expected to be a lengthy process to take the AHCA legislation passed by the House, and either modify or replace it with their own version, there will undoubtedly be calls for a simpler, national … Continue reading

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