Studies examine Medicare prescription drug benefit outreach efforts and access to care among uninsured middle-class, low-income children.
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Affordable Health Insurance
There is a retty good chance of implementing successful health care reforms in this country making health care available to more people and to provide affordable health insurance to more families and individuals.
In addition to increasing the number of uninsured, the economic slowdown also is threatening millions of people who have insurance but are underinsured or are struggling to afford their premiums, copayments and other out-of-pocket expenses.
CMS recently announced a decision on Medicare coverage of artificial hearts and a final rule on reimbursements for long-term acute care hospitals.
Senate action on legislation to delay a 10.6% Medicare physician fee cut might take a back seat to a supplemental spending bill for the Iraq war and a measure to delay new Medicaid regulations.
State officials soon will ask Congress to grant them more regulatory authority over the marketing of private Medicare drug benefit and Medicare Advantage plans to respond to continuing complaints of aggressive marketing practices.
There are better and more affordable health insurance fixes than the ones that John McCain has roposed.
Under the new regulations, states could not use federal Medicaid funds to help pay for physician training.
Studies point to the negative impact of parental job loss on children's healthcare and the importance of having continuous health insurance coverage to meet children's healthcare needs and reduce healthcare disparities.
The troubled economy could soon create a major fiscal crisis for the state-run Medicaid and children's health programs that would only be exacerbated by the Bush administration's efforts to cut these programs back.
On average, people enrolled in high-deductible health plans with health savings accounts in 2005 had adjusted gross income of $139,000 compared to $57,000 for other taxpayers.
Health insurance costs have risen 10 times faster than income, urging the need of new health reforms to make the health care and health insurance more affordable for individuals, families and business groups.
Bush administration would accept a short-term moratorium on two of seven proposed Medicaid regulations to give lawmakers time to reach an agreement on the changes.
It is simply unreasonable to think Medicare can maintain its solvency without changes to the program and that if we start now, the change can be made over time and with genuine fairness.
Cover the Uninsured Week guide provides an overview of information about how U.S. residents obtain health coverage.
Humana announced that first-quarter revenue increased by 12% to $6.96 billion from $6.20 billion in the period last year, driven by higher-than-average enrollment in the company's Medicare Advantage plan.
For every one point rise in the U.S. unemployment rate, the number of uninsured is projected to increase by 1.1 million people.
Australian mothers can insure their unborn children against birth defects and death under a new health insurance policy. Mothers who deliver a stillborn baby would be awarded a 10,000 payout under the new health insurance plan.
Associate editor of CQ HealthBeat examines Senate approval of genetic nondiscrimination legislation, House passage of a measure to block implementation of new Medicaid rules.
African-American patients receiving Medicaid benefits have markedly higher rates of breast, prostate, colorectal and lung cancer than whites on Medicaid.
House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee approved a bill that would reauthorize a program designed to provide support to community health centers to care for uninsured U.S. residents.
A newly conducted survey of Medicare Part D beneficiaries shows that health insurance plan brought some improvements to seniors, but there are still beneficiaries experiencing financial gap because of high medication costs.
It's up to the nation to decide what to do about affordable health insurance coverage. One thing is clear: Mandating that everyone, including young adults, buy insurance, and then hiding a hefty, cost-sharing tax inside their premium, is an unfair solution.
The Wall Street Journal examined what is shaping up to be a shaky earnings season for health insurers in the face of the current economic recession.
Several states have sought to increase their tobacco taxes to fund health care programs and address budget deficits, but efforts to increase tobacco taxes in some cases have prevented the passage of health care proposals.
The Bush administration violated federal law last year when it issued a policy directive that restricts states' ability to expand their SCHIP programs.
While HSAs are an effective way to making health insurance affordable and HSAs are staple small business health plans, particularly for the self employed the Democrats may be thinking differently.