WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans face increasing pressure to rescue health insurance markets and protect coverage for millions of Americans amid growing fears the Trump administration is going let the markets collapse.
In recent days, leading hospitals, physician groups, health insurers and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have pleaded with the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Health insurers across the country are making plans to significantly raise premiums or leave Affordable Care Act marketplaces as exasperation grows with the Trump administration's erratic management of the program.
Meanwhile, state insurance regulators -- Democratic and Republican -- have increasingly concluded they cannot count ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A federal court Monday granted the Trump administration more time to decide how to handle a lawsuit challenging federal healthcare aid for low-income Americans who rely on Obamacare health plans.
The move may put off a showdown over the assistance, which health insurers and many experts believe is crucial to sustaining insurance ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Older voters in two GOP districts are the targets of a new direct mail campaign highlighting higher costs for seniors under the GOP health care bill.
The liberal advocacy group Save My Care is launching a direct mail campaign this weekend aimed at 30,000 voters between the ages of 50 and 64 in Arizona's 2nd District, home to Rep. ...Read more
Much has been taught in the realm of relaxation around taking deep breaths.
But how much do we think about ending a breath well?
The exhale is the most important part, says Belisa Vranich, author of "Breathe: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve Your Mental and Physical Health."
Her book (and Breathing Class workshops for ...Read more
The good old days of health insurance pricing could return, depending on what part of the country people live in.
Before the Affordable Care Act, it was difficult to buy an individual health insurance policy for those who were pregnant, had sleep apnea or diabetes, among other problems. These were reasons that insurers used to automatically ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans barely managed to pass their Obamacare repeal bill earlier this month, and they now face the possibility of having to vote again on their controversial health measure.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., hasn't yet sent the bill to the Senate because there's a chance that parts of it may need to be redone, depending...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Early rate filings by Obamacare insurers suggest consumers will face significantly higher premiums for marketplace coverage next year due to regulatory and political uncertainty surrounding the Affordable Care Act.
After significant premium hikes in 2017 corrected for underpricing by insurers the previous two years, most analysts ...Read more
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WASHINGTON -- Health insurers across the country are making plans to dramatically raise Obamacare premiums or exit marketplaces amid growing exasperation with the Trump administration's erratic management, inconsistent guidance and seeming lack of understanding of basic health care issues.
At the same time, state insurance regulators -- both ...Read more
As the 2017 mosquito season gets underway in many warm areas of the nation, so do renewed concerns about Zika virus and its effect on human health and unborn babies.
Zika virus is spread by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus). This leads to concerns of neurologic complications, and concerns in ...Read more
CHICAGO -- As a patient, your electronic medical record contains a wealth of information about you: vital signs, notes from physicians and medications.
Doctors use that information to track your medical history and keep tabs on you in the hospital -- but what if they could also use it to predict your future health?
It's an idea inching closer ...Read more
As the GOP health care bill moves from the U.S. House of Representatives to the Senate, many consumers and lawmakers are especially worried that people with pre-existing conditions won't be able to find affordable health coverage.
There are a number of strategies under consideration, but one option touted by House Republicans borrows an idea ...Read more
You may have heard that Americans waste more than 38 million tons of food each year, or that the value all this discarded food adds up to about $165 billion annually.
That's bad enough, but consider this: If all that lost food were put on people's plates, it would be enough to provide more than 190 million adults with 2,000 calories of energy ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The health care world is gearing up for a lobbying offensive to persuade Republican U.S. senators to address their problems with an Obamacare replacement that was conceived in the House in a virtual vacuum.
Insurers, doctors, patient groups and most health care experts are pinning their hopes on the Senate being more receptive ...Read more
Before he was diagnosed with head and neck cancer in 2015, Anthony Kinsey often went without health insurance. He is a contract lawyer working for staffing agencies on short-term projects in the Washington, D.C., area, and sometimes the 90-day waiting period for coverage through a staffing agency proved longer than the duration of his project, ...Read more
PITTSBURGH -- When a stroke occurs, a harsh deadline looms. The quicker the clot is removed from the major blood vessel in the brain, the more brain function is salvaged.
For that reason, when it comes to ischemic strokes, the medical mantra is "time is brain," with the current guidelines saying treatment should occur within six hours.
Now, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A brassy, attention-seeking hacker group that calls itself The Dark Overlord is stealing massive numbers of patient records from U.S. medical and dental clinics and hawking them on the black market or spilling them onto the internet.
The group's digital rampage hasn't seized the kinds of headlines that have been devoted to the ...Read more
MILWAUKEE -- Whether it's diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer or any number of other medical problems, nearly everyone either has a pre-existing medical condition or knows someone who does.
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has touted Wisconsin's former high-risk insurance pool to counter concerns that some of those people could be priced...Read more
Lost in all the coverage of the firing of FBI Director James Comey last week were a pair of in-depth interviews President Donald Trump gave that included lengthy comments on health care -- one with Time magazine and the other with The Economist.
He acknowledged to Time interviewers that health care was not an area of expertise in his previous ...Read more
Sweating and body odor are facts of life for most people. Heavy perspiration and body odor can happen when you exercise, when you're too warm, or when you're nervous, anxious or under stress.
Your body has two main types of sweat glands, and they produce two very different types of sweat. Both types are odorless, but the type of sweat produced ...Read more