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I-Team: Separate Insurance Plans Causing Costly Headaches for New Parents

I-Team: Separate Insurance Plans Causing Costly Headaches for New Parents

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – With two separate health insurance plans, Chris and Lauren Lewis weren’t worried about the hospital bill when their son, Langston, was born. “I had insurance. My wife had insurance. We were doubly covered,” Chris Lewis said. However, the Lewises quickly discovered that having two separate insurance plans can sometimes feel like having …

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According to the Empire Center, the average family health-care plan premium in New York is $23,450. That

What NYers Should Consider When Buying Health Care Plans

Many New Yorkers will be shopping for new health insurance plans this month when open enrollment begins. If you’re among them, experts advise that it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting. New Yorkers pay some of the highest health care premiums in the United States, second only to Alaska. According to a study by …

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Rollout of special Medicaid plans for complicated patients will be delayed until April

Rollout of special Medicaid plans for complicated patients will be delayed until April

By Clarissa Donnelly-DeRoven In August, Lucy Plyler received a 19-page letter from the state health department. The letter said the way Victoria, her 24-year-old daughter with multiple disabilities, received Medicaid was about to change. Instead of being in NC Medicaid Direct, Victoria would be on a “tailored plan.” This meant that all of his care …

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Why nearly 2 million Californians might need to switch health insurance plans

Why nearly 2 million Californians might need to switch health insurance plans

Nearly 2 million of California’s poorest and most medically frail residents may have to switch health insurers following a new state strategy to improve care in its Medicaid program. A first-ever statewide contractor competition to participate in the program, known as Medi-Cal, forced commercial managed care plans to bid for their contracts and compete against …

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State employees prepare to fight Medicare Advantage cost-cutting plans

State employees prepare to fight Medicare Advantage cost-cutting plans

“Our retirees trust their bargaining teams more than the private insurance industry,” said Steve Howard, executive director of the Vermont State Employees’ Association. “We want to maintain collective bargaining and not privatize this benefit for the benefit of an industry notorious for denying health services to people when they need them most.” File photo by …

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Nurse's fentanyl warning goes viral as schools announce plans to tackle growing crisis

Nurse’s fentanyl warning goes viral as schools announce plans to tackle growing crisis

In the video, the nurse, who identifies as a mother and nurse practitioner, shares information for parents about rainbow fentanyl, a brightly colored version of the deadly drug. “In the past 24 hours, my local hospital has lost 11 people to fentanyl poisoning. Let that strike you for a moment. Of the 11, six were …

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The creator of the “longevity” diet plans to live to 120 years. So how does it work ?

You may have heard of the Longevity Diet and its promise of an extended lifespan – but what exactly is it and is it different from other diets promoting good health? The Longevity Diet is a set of dietary recommendations compiled by a biochemist called Valter Longo, director of the University of Southern California’s Longevity …

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Far-right medicine plans would 'collapse' Italian universities

Far-right medicine plans would ‘collapse’ Italian universities

Italy needs more doctors, but a proposal by far-right parties to push back entrance exams until the end of the first year would be calamitous, according to a centre-left academic who opposes them. Giorgia Meloni’s far-right Brothers of Italy party, leading polls since May, wants to replace national medical entrance exams with a free entry …

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