Napa’s Health Insurance Guys: Don’t Have Long Term Care Insurance? You may need to pay a fee.

THOMAS SCHRETTE, JOHN ALAN CASH, KYLE IVERSON I read your column about the impending tax on people unless they have a long-term care plan in place. The trouble is, I have quotes for my wife and I and the price is so high! We only made $250 a day, two years, 3% inflation and a … Read more

Arkansas pharmacies face backlog of unpaid insurance claims for COVID-19 treatments – Arkansas Advocate

Senator Missy Irvin, R-Mountain View

More than 170 Arkansas pharmacies will receive nearly $3.7 million in federal funds, pending legislative committee approval, in reimbursement for unpaid insurance claims covering COVID-19 treatments between March 2020 and May of this year. The Arkansas Legislative Council’s Subcommittee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review (PEER) approved the Arkansas Association of Pharmacists’ application for funding … Read more

HHS’s proposed rule targets “junk” health insurance plans.

HHS's proposed rule targets "junk" health insurance plans.

Photo: Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/Getty Images Junk health plans are under fire from the Department of Health and Human Services, which pledged this week to protect consumers from such plans, as well as bail out medical bills and overages that lead to medical debt. According to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, patients with pre-existing conditions … Read more

California should end this health insurance tactic that delays urgent treatment

Ocean McIntyre

In summary Many Californians who need urgent health services are often delayed due to an insurance protocol known as prior authorization. A bill in the Legislature could reform prior authorization rules so that it no longer serves as a barrier to essential treatment. Guest comment written by Ocean McIntyre Ocean McIntyre is a space science … Read more

Biden Targets ‘Junk’ Insurance, Vowing to Save Money for Consumers Who Are Construed as ‘Suckers’

FILE - Plumes of steam rise above White Island off the coast of Whakatane, New Zealand, December 11, 2019, following a volcanic eruption on December 9.  violations when New Zealand's White Island volcano erupted in 2019, killing 22.  (AP Photo/Mark Baker, Files)

WASHINGTON (AP) President Joe Biden on Friday launched a new set of initiatives to reduce health care costs: a crackdown on what he called junk insurance plans that play consumers like suckers, new guidelines to prevent surprise medical bills and an effort to reduce medical bills credit card debt. Biden is building previous initiatives to … Read more

Federal health insurance website HealthCare.gov lags behind help with voter registration, Democrats accuse – Technical.ly

Federal health insurance website HealthCare.gov lags behind help with voter registration, Democrats accuse - Technical.ly

A group of US Senate Democrats is lobbying the Biden administration to make it easier for the millions of Americans who sign up for health insurance each year through a federal website to register to vote. The lawmakers, led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., wrote in a letter to US Department of Health and Human … Read more

No company willing to sign up: NFL Players Association president reveals two big reasons life insurance isn’t happening

No company willing to sign up: NFL Players Association president reveals two big reasons life insurance isn't happening

In a recent statement, NFL Players Association president JC Tretter shed light on the vexing issue of lifetime health insurance for players. Tretter revealed two major hurdles that have hindered the implementation of this much-discussed benefit. Addressing the concerns of both players and fans, Tretter highlighted the need for a solution to ensure players’ post-career … Read more

Hospital insurance contract in doubt due to possible conflict of interest | Benito Link

Hospital insurance contract in doubt due to possible conflict of interest |  Benito Link

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to include comments from Shelton Insurance owner Andrew Shelton. The San Benito Health District Board meeting on June 22 The meeting was a chaotic confrontation involving members of the public, board members and nurses from Hazel Hawkins Hospital. Nine community members, along with nurses and doctors, were often … Read more

Pritzker signs bills altering Illinois health insurance market by establishing rate revision, a state market

Oh, I signed!  says State Senator Laura Fine, D-Glenview, as she realizes that her bill giving the Department of Insurance new oversight authority was approved by Gov. JB Pritzker on June 27, 2023. (Andrew Adams/Capitol Illinois News)

Oh, I signed! says State Senator Laura Fine, D-Glenview, as she realizes that her bill giving the Department of Insurance new oversight authority was approved by Gov. JB Pritzker on June 27, 2023. (Andrew Adams/Capitol Illinois News) SPRINGFIELD Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law legislation Tuesday that will dramatically change the health insurance market in … Read more

Wisconsin Democrats introduce bill expanding private insurance coverage for postpartum mothers and newborns

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Legislation introduced by Wisconsin Democrats would expand private health care benefits for new mothers and babies. But its future is uncertain before the Republican-controlled state legislature. The bill was introduced a week after Republican lawmakers on the Joint Finance Committee voted against a $34.5 million provision in Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ proposed budget that would … Read more