Michigan insurers seek premium hikes as demand for diet drugs soars

Ozempic was originally approved by the FDA to treat people with type 2 diabetes who are at risk of serious health consequences without medication.  In recent months, there has been a spike in demand for Ozempic, or semaglutide, due to its weight-loss benefits, which has led to shortages.  Some doctors prescribe Ozempic off-label to treat obesity.

Michigan health insurers are looking to raise premiums again next year, with rising demand for expensive diabetes and weight-loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy contributing to what they see as needed rate hikes. A report from the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services, which reviews and approves insurer rates, shows health insurance companies are … Read more

Utah mom says mothers need to seek help with depression, anxiety

Kristin Arnold

EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah About 15-20% of women experience more severe symptoms of depression or anxiety during or after pregnancy than the average woman. This is second International postpartum support. While these feelings can be overwhelming, experts want women to know that effective treatment options are available. An Eagle Mountain mother shares her story for Healthy … Read more