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Health insurance system is slowly falling apart

Government policy, of course, must bear a lot of the blame.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Health insurers cut cover amid reforms

Major health insurers have slashed some benefits, in particular for natural therapies, in response to the government's reforms to simplify health insurance.
SBS - Published

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Data Doesn't Back Up Booker Comment on Lowering Medicare Age [Video]Data Doesn't Back Up Booker Comment on Lowering Medicare Age

The Democratic presidential candidate said lowering the enrollment age for Medicare could save the government money and lower everyone's premiums.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 02:08Published

Woman With Rare Disease Devastated After 'Miracle Drug' Price Skyrockets [Video]Woman With Rare Disease Devastated After 'Miracle Drug' Price Skyrockets

A Northern California woman who suffer from Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome was devastated after the price of the "miracle drug" was taking skyrocketed in price.

Credit: KTXL     Duration: 01:50Published

Health Groups Support Measure, Would Mandate Individual Health Insurance [Video]Health Groups Support Measure, Would Mandate Individual Health Insurance

Several Maryland health groups expressed support Wednesday for a measure that would bring back the individual mandate for health insurance in the state.

Credit: WJZ Baltimore     Duration: 00:40Published

Sen. Wyden Asks Apple, Google to Remove Saudi App Absher [Video]Sen. Wyden Asks Apple, Google to Remove Saudi App Absher

Human rights groups say the app, called Absher, can be used to stop Saudi women from leaving the country and control where and when they travel.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Health Care For All Coalition Has Two Important Bills Coming Up In General Assembly This Spring [Video]Health Care For All Coalition Has Two Important Bills Coming Up In General Assembly This Spring

Vinny DeMarco advocates initiatives to protect the Affordable Care Act with a health insurance down payment that aims to encourage Marylanders to get enrolled in health care.

Credit: WJZ Baltimore     Duration: 01:50Published

Lyft Explores Health Care [Video]Lyft Explores Health Care

Business Insider reports that ride-share company Lyft is pursuing the healthcare market. On Thursday, the company revealed an expanded partnership with payers Blue Cross Blue Shiel and Humana. The..

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Congress, White House remember John Dingell [Video]Congress, White House remember John Dingell

The White House and members of congress remember John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress who died Thursday at the age of 92. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

College promotes Florida's affordable kids health insurance [Video]College promotes Florida's affordable kids health insurance

St. Pete College is helping spread awareness about Florida's affordable health insurance program for kids.

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College promotes Florida's affordable kids health insurance [Video]College promotes Florida's affordable kids health insurance

St. Pete College is helping spread awareness about Florida's affordable health insurance program for kids.

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Retired Firefighters File Lawsuit Against West Metro Fire District [Video]Retired Firefighters File Lawsuit Against West Metro Fire District

They say their health coverage is not as promised after years of service.

Credit: CBS 4 Denver     Duration: 03:23Published

Out-Of-Network Health Care Debated At State Capitol [Video]Out-Of-Network Health Care Debated At State Capitol

State lawmakers discuss proposal to protect Coloradans from costly medical bills.

Credit: CBS 4 Denver     Duration: 02:32Published

How a Car Wreck Can Negatively Impact Your Credit Score [Video]How a Car Wreck Can Negatively Impact Your Credit Score

A car accident can add a few dings to your credit score if you don’t take care of business right away. Buzz60's Sean Dowling has more.

Credit: Buzz60     Duration: 01:34Published

When You're Being Laid Off... [Video]When You're Being Laid Off...

Unfortunately, life can be unpredictable and sometimes being laid off is inevitable. Fortunately, lifehacker gave some tips for what to do before and after you get laid off. They wrote, "Prepare as..

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California Could Signal Start of Troubling Trend in Health Care [Video]California Could Signal Start of Troubling Trend in Health Care

Experts say we're now seeing the first warning signs that the repeal of the individual mandate will make health insurance more expensive.

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California Health Care Sign-ups Plummet After Mandate Repeal [Video]California Health Care Sign-ups Plummet After Mandate Repeal

Experts say we're now seeing the first warning signs that the repeal of the individual mandate will make health insurance more expensive.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 02:54Published

Donald Trump Jr. Slams The Washington Post's Super Bowl Ad, Infuriating Twitter [Video]Donald Trump Jr. Slams The Washington Post's Super Bowl Ad, Infuriating Twitter

Donald Trump Jr was clearly not impressed with the Washington Post’s 60 second ad during the Super Bowl. Veuer's Nick Cardona has that story.

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Thousands still stuck in Tennessee's coverage gap [Video]Thousands still stuck in Tennessee's coverage gap

Michele Fardan is just one of thousands who are learning just how life-altering it can be to be stuck in Tennessee's health insurance gap.

Credit: NewsChannel 5 Nashville     Duration: 03:47Published

Proposed 'Anti-Kickback Statute' Could Lower Drug Prices [Video]Proposed 'Anti-Kickback Statute' Could Lower Drug Prices

The Department of Health and Human Services released a proposal intended to lower prescription drug costs by outlawing rebates to middlemen.

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New study estimates 68,000 people at risk of losing TennCare benefits [Video]New study estimates 68,000 people at risk of losing TennCare benefits

A new study says 68,000 Tennesseans are at risk of losing health insurance if work requirements are added to the state's TennCare program.

Credit: NewsChannel 5 Nashville     Duration: 01:58Published

Comprehensive sex education bill passes Colorado House committee after heated hearing [Video]Comprehensive sex education bill passes Colorado House committee after heated hearing

After a 10-hour hearing in which hundreds of people submitted testimony on a comprehensive sex education bill that has inflamed emotions on both sides of the aisle at Colorado’s state Capitol, the..

Credit: 7News - The Denver Channel     Duration: 00:28Published

Anthem Decided To Build A Better PBM Mousetrap [Video]Anthem Decided To Build A Better PBM Mousetrap

Health insurer Anthem covers 39.9 Americans, and it's moving more quickly to cut ties with a major rival. According to Business Insider, Anthem is starting its own pharmacy benefit manager faster than..

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Apple Teams With Aetna To Apple Teams With Aetna To "Earn" Free Apple Watches

Apple Teams With Aetna To "Earn" Free Apple Watches

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Maryland Democrats Outline Legislative Priorities [Video]Maryland Democrats Outline Legislative Priorities

Cutting prescription drug costs and ensuring health insurance coverage for people with pre-existing medical problems are some of the top priorities for Maryland Democrats this legislative session.

Credit: WJZ Baltimore     Duration: 00:37Published

People Want Health Insurance, Not an Office Ping Pong Table [Video]People Want Health Insurance, Not an Office Ping Pong Table

When it comes to fun work perks versus benefits that emphasize their well-being, a Ladder survey suggests the vast majority employees would rather have flexibility or transparency over an office ping..

Credit: Buzz60     Duration: 00:51Published

Cancer Drug Prices Are Set Too High, According To The WHO [Video]Cancer Drug Prices Are Set Too High, According To The WHO

A new WHO report found that some drug companies make on average $14.50 for every $1 they spend on cancer drug research and development.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

 

US Democrats toying with campaigning for universal health insurance

"Medicare for all" has become a rallying cry for progressive Democrats, though it means different things to different people.
Sydney Morning Herald - Published Also reported by •The AgeBrisbane Times

Health insurance reforms help industry more than consumers: Choice

Fresh calls for a Productivity Commission inquiry come amid research that shows 69 per cent of health fund members believe they are getting "average" or "poor" value for money.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Health cover dumped as prices rise

Higher private health insurance premiums appear to be forcing more people to either downgrade or dump their policies.
SBS - Published

We're paying $834 million more for health insurance but getting less

Australians are spending more on private health insurance but getting less coverage overall. Here's why.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Poor value sees younger people dropping private health insurance

Younger people are staying away from private health insurance in droves, putting pressure on the health system.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Health insurance reform to make 'winners and losers'

A confidential report given to Fairfax Media casts doubt over claims that no one will pay more after private health insurance reforms begin in April next year.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Health insurance reforms clear parliament

The coalition's private health insurance reform package has passed parliament, giving providers the chance to give young people discounts on their premiums.
SBS - Published

NSW calls for tourist health insurance

All tourists visiting Australia should be compelled to take out private health insurance, NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard says.
SBS - Published

How 'inappropriate' surgeries are pushing up your health insurance premiums

One health fund paid out $26 million on "low-value" services in a year.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Private hospitals profit from treatment, public patients miss out

A cutting-edge treatment for depression has turned into a money-spinner for private hospitals thanks to a strange health-insurance quirk.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Medibank flags flat insurance market

Strong returns from Medibank Private's premium health insurance have limited its drop in full-year profit.
SBS - Published

Medibank profit slips 1% to $445m

Strong returns from Medibank Private's premium health insurance have limited its drop in full-year profit.
SBS - Published

Medibank Private FY profit down 1%

Strong returns from Medibank Private's premium health insurance have limited its drop in full-year profit.
SBS - Published

NIB lifts profit forecast thanks to 'benign' claims environment

Private health insurance fund NIB says it expects to deliver stronger profit results of about $184 million for the 2018 financial year.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

'Greedy and stupid' offender to repay $11,692 in fake insurance claims

A former international university student has escaped time behind bars for a "sophisticated" health insurance fraud.
Brisbane Times - Published

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