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White House takes action against short-term 'junk' insurance plans and surprise billing

White House takes action against short-term 'junk' insurance plans and surprise billing

The Biden administration announced plans Friday to tamp down on “junk” insurance plans and surprise medical fees as part of the “Bidenomics” agenda and its goal of lowering health care costs for Americans. Through its newly proposed rules, the White House is aiming to crack down on short-term health plans, or “junk plans,” as critics […]

How to Avoid Surprise Bills — And the Pitfalls in the New Law

How to Avoid Surprise Bills — And the Pitfalls in the New Law

By Dan Weissmann Wednesday, March 16, 2022 (Kaiser News) — Patients are no longer required to pay for out-of-network care given without their consent when they receive treatment at hospitals covered by their health insurance since a federal law took effect at the start of this year. But the law’s protections against the infuriating, expensive […]

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Surprise Pregnancy: Could It Happen to You?

It happens more often than you might think. Almost half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned. “If you’re a woman and haven’t gone through menopause yet, then it’s possible for you to get pregnant,” says Siobhan Dolan, MD, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology and women’s health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. […]

What Can You Do About Surprise Medical Bills?

In February 2020, Steve Morrow took his wife, Kris, to get an eye procedure for a degenerative eye condition called keratoconus. They weren’t sure how much the procedure would cost — Kris’s doctor said it would depend on how bad her eye was and how involved the procedure would be. But since it was done […]

‘Ticks Surprise Us:’ 2021 May Be Big Lyme Disease Year

Bay Area Lyme Foundation: “Ticks Carrying Disease Found to be Abundant in Beach Areas, Similar to Woodlands, According to New Study.” Daniel Salkeld, PhD, research scientist, Colorado State University. John Aucott, MD, director, Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center. Kirsten Stein, board member, Bay Area Lyme Foundation. Weather.com: “It’s Been the Warmest Winter on […]

No Surprise: Apple Study Confirms Period Cramps Exist

March 10, 2021 — The Apple Women’s Health Study released preliminary data on Tuesday that showed a wide range of menstrual symptoms reported by users, including the most common ones — cramps, bloating, and fatigue. The iOS Health app added period-tracking in 2019, and researchers hope the data will advance understanding around women’s health […]