People are scared to pass DNA test and to find out they have genetically transmitted diseases in family, because it may cause discrimination from health insurance providers and employers, thus making health insurance even less affordable for a family and individual.
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People without health insurance coverage or by Medicaid are more likely to be cancer diagnosed in late stages compared to those covered by private insurance.
Medicare Advantage plans continue to engage in aggressive marketing practices.
Democratic lawmakers are developing legislation that would prohibit certain marketing practices used by private Medicare Advantage plans after some seniors complained of aggressive sales tactics.
Reliance Life became India's second life insurer after LIC to offer a health insurance policy, while seeking a distinctive edge by clubbing wealth accumulation along with medical insurance coverage in its new product.
House Democrats are considering crafting legislation that would combine a temporary boost to the federal medical assistance percentage for Medicaid, a moratorium on new rules that limit Medicaid eligibility and an expansion of SCHIP.
CMS has proposed to extend Medicare coverage to the devices for beneficiaries who participate in clinical trials approved by FDA.
Report examines purchases of individual coverage at different income levels.
Nearly 600,000 citizens in this state lack health insurance and nearly 98,000 of them are children.
Hillary Rodham Clinton's proposal to require all US residents to obtain health insurance.
President Bush will release 2009 budget request that would significantly reduce or eliminate spending for dozens of health and other programs but would significantly increase spending for SCHIP.
The most vociferous opponents of the California health care reform legislation, which the state Senate rejected on Monday, were not fiscal conservatives but labor unions that launched a last-minute revolt against its most crucial feature.
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health reviewed efforts in 2007 to pass legislation to reauthorize and expand SCHIP.
Wall Street Journal examined how some small- and medium-size employers are providing stipends to workers who purchase their own health coverage through defined contribution programs.
A coalition of unions, health care organizations and community groups is lobbying Congress to include a temporary increase in the federal medical assistance percentage for Medicaid in an economic stimulus package.
Washington Post examined the lack of congressional action on a proposal from President Bush that would provide federal tax deductions to help US residents purchase health insurance.
Temporary funding increase for states' Medicaid programs could be included in the Senate's version of an economic stimulus package.
Democrats are backing universal health care long favored a single-payer system.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association announced a proposal that seeks to expand health insurance to two-thirds of US residents who lack coverage.
Some employers are ending group health insurance coverage for workers and instead are offering employees financial contributions to purchase individual coverage.
More than half of Wal-Mart employees in US last fall enrolled in health plans sponsored by the company.
House is scheduled to vote on whether to override President Bush's second veto of a bill that would have expanded SCHIP.
Temporarily increasing the federal medical assistance percentage for Medicaid likely would help stimulate the economy.
A very plausible interpretation of a disturbing increase in emergency department wait times is that the nation's failure to provide health insurance for all Americans seems to be harming.
While state governments wrestle with how to provide health coverage to uninsured US residents, undocumented immigrants rely on a patchwork of federally funded community health centers.
Democratic plans to include an increase in the percentage of matching funds states receive for Medicaid as part of an economic stimulus package.