Avalere Health reminded consumers to pay close attention to all aspects of their Medicare prescription drug plan, including on which "tier" or group their medications are covered.
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Affordable Health Insurance
Many families and individuals will be expecting the candidates to address how to make affordable health insurance accessible and provide affordable health care in USA during tonight's Democratic debate in Philadelphia before next week's Pennsylvania primaries.
Health insurance companies are requiring co-payments for expensive drugs for those with serious diseases, and this practice is spreading fast making affordable health insurance less accessible.
Patients suffering from serious diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hemophilia, hepatitis C, and some cancers, are facing a situation to huge amount of money for expensive medications to treat diseases.
Researchers analyze the asset levels of households with two or more uninsured members in 2004 and compared them to the range of cost sharing features in health savings account-qualified health plans in 2004.
Editorials address increased number of health insurers that have begun to charge members a percentage of the price of certain expensive medications, rather than set copayments, to help reduce costs.
The uninsured receive a lot less care than the insured, and sometimes this lack of care kills them.
Hillary Rodham Clinton's proposal would require all U.S. residents to obtain health coverage.
At least nine states will meet federal SCHIP enrollment guidelines that will allow them to offer coverage to children in families with incomes greater than 250% of the federal poverty level.
The Risks and Benefits of Individual Health Insurance Mandates
State-by-State Reports Reveal Why Health Insurance Matters as a Life-and-Death Issue. There is a link between the lack of affordable health insurance coverage and deaths from health-related causes.
Average reimbursements to providers of private Medicare Advantage plans will increase by 3.6% in 2009.
The preliminary results of a three-year pilot project that sought to reduce costs for Medicare indicate how difficult it can be, politically and practically, to make fundamental changes in the sprawling $400 billion program.
There is wide variation among US's top academic medical centers in spending on care for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions during the last two years of their lives.
Editorials examine prescription drug programs for uninsured residents of New Jersey and West Virginia.
An estimated 1,000 physicians are expected to attend a two-day conference in Washington, D.C., to begin lobbying lawmakers to prevent a 10.6% Medicare fee cut scheduled to take effect July 1.
About 59% of U.S. physicians support legislation that would establish a national health insurance program, and 32% oppose such a system.
In the current U.S. employment market, where most individuals change employers many times over a lifetime, the reliance on employers to provide health care coverage makes little sense economically.
Lawmaker introduced bills in the House and Senate that would place a three-year moratorium on retroactive repayments from hospice providers to Medicare and authorize a comprehensive study of Medicare hospice benefits.
Business, government and individuals do not share the financial responsibility for health coverage.
A Howard County, Md., health program that seeks to increase access to care starting Oct. 1 will expand its coverage to include discounted dental services, county health officials announced on Monday, the Baltimore Sun reports.
Study examines Medicare waiting period for uninsured disabled workers and looked at progress reducing health disparities.
India launches an affordable, government sponsored health insurance plan for people with autism, mental disorders and multiple disabilities.
The Fringe Benefit Group, an industry leader in group benefit health insurance plans designed specifically for hourly and part-time workers, announced it has launched a branding campaign to support the new name of its limited medical insurance policy, the Framework Health Plan.
According to AFL-CIO suvey health insurance is not affordable for many Americans, but AFL-CIO finds broad health care problems even among employed, college educated people, and those who have health insurance.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a legal challenge brought by AARP concerning an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruling that employers can reduce benefits for retirees who reach age 65 and become eligible for Medicare, the AP/Philadelphia Inquirer reports (AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, 3/25).
Eight out of 10 Americans are concerned about access to care for seniors' and baby boomers because of government cuts to physicians caring for Medicare patients.
Health insurers would like to see more policyholders traveling abroad for medical care that can cost thousands of dollars less than in US.
More than seven million children were enrolled in the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) in 2007 - a 5.9 percent increase over the previous year.
Remote Area Medical was founded to bring free medicine to remote parts of the world, but now also helps thousands of Americans who have no health insurance or are underinsured. Scott Pelley reports.