Health Insurance Roundup, May 2, 2016


Q&A with Royal Caribbean’s Paul Parker: On benefits, costs for worker health insurance | Miami Herald

As head of Royal Caribbean’s human resources department, Paul Parker handles the company’s investment in employee health coverage. 


2 offer views on health coverage

U.S. Sen. John Boozman said Saturday that he favors creating a federal block-grant program for states to help provide health insurance for low-income people, if the federal health care law signed by President Barack Obama in 2010 is repealed. 


Urgent-care centers changing health-care landscape – Orlando Sentinel

“Every patient that came to see me had already been somewhere, and that somewhere didn’t do much for them,” he said. “I said to myself, ‘Why can’t somebody reach me more directly?'” 


Good health is fundamental right: Court

“Good health is a justiciable fundamental right”, a Delhi court has said while observing that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious project for health insurance cover for everyone would bring about an “evolution” in India’s health insurance model. 


Articles: The Inconvenient Economics of Obamacare

United Healthcare announced last week that it plans on exiting most of the Obamacare insurance plans by 2017. Not their traditional commercial insurance plans or Medicare supplements, but specifically the insurance plans offered through the state exchanges of Obamacare. 


Family health Insurance for Dh890 – Emirates 24|7

At a time when average expatriate families are looking for an affordable health insurance package, which is mandatory to renew their visas, a group medical insurance scheme has been announced by the Dubai KMCC in association with Takaful Emarat, an  insurance company approved by the Dubai Health Authority, Abu Dhabi Health Authority and Dubai Insurance Authority, for an annual premium of Dh890. 


Modi govt health insurance scheme would be ‘evolutionary’, claims Delhi court – Firstpost

“Good health is a justiciable fundamental right”, a Delhi court has said while observing that Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s ambitious project for health insurance cover for everyone would bring about an “evolution” in India’s health insurance model. 


Defense bill includes future military health insurance fees | Local | poststar.com

Future military enlistees would pay more for health insurance under the version of the National Defense Authorization Act that passed the House Armed Services Committee with strong bipartisan support. 


The 60-second guide to… getting an EU health insurance card – Independent.ie

With May Day upon us, many of us are thinking of that summer getaway around the corner. Now is the time to apply for your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if you haven’t already done so and are travelling to Europe this summer. Doing so could save you a fortune on medical bills should you or a member of your family need hospital treatment while abroad. 


Health insurance cards for young children unveiled

NHIF Kilimanjaro Regional Manager, Mr Fidelis Shauritanga, said here over the weekend that under the product dubbed ‘Toto Afya Kadi’ would enable beneficiaries to get medical services all over the country. 


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