Health care

UCP leadership candidates answer questions about pandemic policy, Autonomy for Alberta

UCP leadership candidates answer questions about pandemic policy, Autonomy for Alberta

RED DEER, Alberta – The issue of restrictive pandemic policies under the United Conservative Party (UCP) government of Alberta and their fallout were raised during a panel of UCP leadership candidates at the a Conservative conference in Red Deer on September 24. Leadership candidate Leela Aheer, a sitting UCP MP and former cabinet minister, was …

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Why aging citizens is a challenge across the world, especially for India

Why aging citizens is a challenge across the world, especially for India

India is quite young. Its population of 1.3 billion has an average age of 29. The country has therefore focused largely on its “youth bulge” and the “demographic dividend” it should potentially yield, since the working-age population is larger than the dependent segment. While the country may retain this advantage for years, it is aging. …

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More Americans have health insurance - but not the Kansans

More Americans have health insurance – but not the Kansans

WICHITA — Federal pandemic programs that propped up nationwide health insurance rates in 2021 ultimately didn’t lead to increased coverage in Kansas — meaning that, for the first time in decades , Kansans are significantly less likely to have health insurance than the US population as a whole. As millions of Americans have lost their …

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Sally Pipes: What's to blame for a shorter lifespan?  Health care has less impact than individual choices.

Sally Pipes: What’s to blame for a shorter lifespan? Health care has less impact than individual choices.

Progressives like to point out that Americans pay more for health care but perform worse than people in countries of similar wealth. New life expectancy data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seem to indicate that things are only getting worse. Between 2020 and 2021, American life expectancy decreased by 0.9 years. This …

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The miscarriage is devastating - and then the bill comes

The miscarriage is devastating – and then the bill comes

(NerdWallet) – It takes an emotional and physical toll when you experience pregnancy loss – and it can also lead to an unexpected financial burden. Even with insurance, surgical treatment for a miscarriage can cost more than $4,300 on average, according to FAIR Health, an independent, national nonprofit that uses health care claims data to …

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The miscarriage is devastating - and then the bill comes

The miscarriage is devastating – and then the bill comes

(NerdWallet) – It takes an emotional and physical toll when you experience pregnancy loss – and it can also lead to an unexpected financial burden. Even with insurance, surgical treatment for a miscarriage can cost more than $4,300 on average, according to FAIR Health, an independent, national nonprofit that uses health care claims data to …

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The miscarriage is devastating - and then the bill comes

The miscarriage is devastating – and then the bill comes

(NerdWallet) – It takes an emotional and physical toll when you experience pregnancy loss – and it can also lead to an unexpected financial burden. Even with insurance, surgical treatment for a miscarriage can cost more than $4,300 on average, according to FAIR Health, an independent, national nonprofit that uses health care claims data to …

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Universal health insurance bill comes with tough rules

Universal health insurance bill comes with tough rules

By Louis Kalumbia Dar es Salaam. The Government yesterday tabled in Parliament the Universal Health Insurance (UHI) Bill 2022 providing mandatory conditions for people to enroll in insurance schemes to secure several social services. The bill also introduces the Tanzania Insurance Regulatory Authority (Tira) as the overarching regulatory body responsible for overseeing insurance schemes and …

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Long Beach aligns indoor masking rules with state as COVID-19 cases continue to drop

Long Beach aligns indoor masking rules with state as COVID-19 cases continue to drop

Masks will no longer be required on Long Beach transit hubs, health officials announced Friday, Sept. 23 — and the city is also making some changes to its indoor masking policy. The city’s announcement came three days after the California Department of Public Health shifted from its strong recommendation to wear face coverings in all …

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