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Choosing a Health Insurance Plan FAQs
Are you trying to decide on a health insurance plan? There are many different types of plans available. Most people get their health insurance through work. Others have to find an insurance company and choose a plan for themselves. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides valuable ... READ MORE

Insurance Health Insurance Coverage FAQs
I'm getting married. Will I be covered under my spouse's health care plan? Is childbirth considered a pre-existing condition? My child has lost his "dependent child" status. What can be done now to continue coverage? What happens to my coverage, which is provided under my spouse, if he dies or we legally ... READ MORE

Newborns and Mothers Health Insurance FAQs
Are you planning on having a baby? One of the things you may be worried about is your hospital stay. How long do you get to stay and will it be covered by your insurance? One law that may be able to provide you protection is called the Newborns' and Mothers' Health Protection Act. The US Department of ... READ MORE

What You Need to Know About Healthcare Reform
It should come as no surprise that the interests of health insurance providers and the people they insure sometimes conflict. Providers want to minimize costs while plan participants want comprehensive coverage with minimal restrictions or out-of-pocket costs. Federal healthcare reform legislation that ... READ MORE

States File Lawsuits Over the New Health Care Law
Update Virginia launched its own legal attack on the new federal health care reform law. The Virginia Solicitor General argued in a Richmond federal court that Congress exceeded its Constitutional powers by requiring individuals to purchase health insurance. He argued that never in history has the federal ... READ MORE

New Scam - Unlicensed Heath Care Plans
The price of health care in the United States continues to increase. As a result, many Americans are either uninsured or are paying extremely high premiums. As usual, where there's desperation, a scam artist is ready to use the situation to take advantage of your fears. Scam artists, aware of the situation, ... READ MORE

Senate Passes Amendment to Cover Mammograms for Women Ages 40 to 49
Earlier this month, senators approved, in a 61 to 39 vote, an amendment to the healthcare reform bill that would require health insurers to cover mammograms for women ages 40 to 49. The bill would guarantee coverage of mammograms and other preventive screenings for women without a copay. US Preventive ... READ MORE

Sorting Out the New Breast Cancer Screening Advice
Women over 40 know the hassle, expense, and discomfort of having a yearly mammogram (breast x-ray). But we figure it's worth the trouble. We all know women touched by breast cancer, and want to do what we can to protect ourselves. Now a federal health advisory panel says regular mammograms don't need ... READ MORE

Health Insurance Fraud Raises Insurance Costs for Everyone
Fraud involves lying about something or deceiving someone for gain. The gain is usually financial. Health insurance is a complex system that opens the door for many types of fraud. Anyone who defrauds an insurance company is subject to a wide range of penalties, from charges under federal health care ... READ MORE

Health Savings Accounts Help with High-Deductible Plans
A health savings account (HSA) can benefit individuals with high-deductible healthcare plans. The federal government created HSAs to encourage people, via attractive tax deductions, to save for health costs not covered by insurance. As of 2012, each individual can deposit up to $3,100 each year in an ... READ MORE


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Three Things You Should Know About AHCCCS- Arizona Health Care Cost Contain

As a personal injury lawyer who has represented thousands of clients injured in car accidents, I think it is necessary to discuss the importance of health insurance coverage when it comes to one&#8217 ... Read more


Federal officials announced a $17 million settlement with Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, South Carolina for violation of Stark Law and the False Claims Act. Though the medical center denie ... Read more

Cyberattacks: Health Care is Vulnerable

Health care is a prime target for cyberattacks, says Russell Branzell, President and CEO of the College of Healthcare Information Management (CHIME), speaking at this week’s American College of ... Read more

$2.7 Million Penalty for Alleged HIPAA Violations

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Oregon’s only academic health center comprising two hospitals and multiple general and specialty clinics, has agreed to pay a penalty of $2.7 milli ... Read more

Attorney Mark Scherzer Discusses Surprise Bill at New York State Health Foundation

Mark Scherzer shared the podium with Troy Oechsner, the Deputy Superintendent of Health at the State Department of Financial Services, at a luncheon forum at the New York State Health Foundation on on ... Read more

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