Health Insurance Roundup, May 23, 2016


Obamacare is a Band-Aid on a big health-insurance wound (OPINION) | OregonLive.com

Letter writer Ward Nelson (“Health insurance doomsday,” May 14), in commenting on a previous letter, nicely summarizes the sorry state of our private corporate health insurance system post-Affordable Care Act.


Now, Pay Your Health Insurance Premium In EMIs – NDTV Profit

Buying a medical insurance plan has become easier. You can purchase it through equated monthly instalments (EMIs). 


Worry not: Sixty and without health insurance?

Health is wealth, goes the adage. Your life and career’s successes would mean much less to you and your loved ones if you don’t have good health to enjoy them. True, medical care has improved over the years and it affords us a greater life span, but the associated medical costs have also increased. 


Health insurance for alternative treatments on the anvil | Business Line

Health insurance for alternative treatments like Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (Ayush) is set to expand with the Centre taking steps to get insurers to develop packages for traditional treatments. 


Health insurance renewal camp – The Hindu

The Thiruvananthapuram Corporation has commenced camps for renewal of health insurance cards of beneficiaries. The camps, which commenced at various wards on Saturday, will continue until May 24. Government Sanskrit High School at Fort will function as a permanent centre until May 31. 


Health insurance scheme to cover 3 lakh families and other top insurance news

The state cabinet on Friday cleared the Din Dayal Swasthya Seva Yojana, which will provide health insurance cover to around 3 lakh Goan families residing in Panaji for a minimum of five years – excluding 50,000 families, whose members are government employees.


Being ‘too educated’ about insurance could lead to ‘overconsumption’: Experts – Channel NewsAsia

As a result of some individuals spending more than necessary on private medical care, premiums may rise more quickly than they already have due to medical inflation, says the Life Insurance Association.  


Are health savings accounts healthy for your budget?

A look ahead to tax year 2017 brings a measure of good news for people who fund or hold a health savings account (HSA), and importantly, it calls attention to the subject of HSAs generally. 


Public hospitals lure patients to pay for treatments with private insurance, costing funds $1 billion | AdelaideNow

Nearly half the patients in some public hospitals are using their private insurance to pay for care in a move that is costing health funds $1 billion a year and driving up health fund premiums. 


240K Maryland residents missing out on insurance help – WTOP

It’s an unusual problem: The more people in rural areas Mark Romaninsky and his team help sign up for health insurance, the more difficult it becomes to find people who still need to enroll. 

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