health insurance

  • insulin costs Feb 14

    Lawmakers Push For Bill to Cap Insulin Costs

    “My Dexcom goes off in the middle of a math test. That awkward moment when every single face in the class is looking at you.” Thirteen-year-old Logan Merwin’s life is different than most of his classmates. “For the past 11 and a half years I have been the owner of a mostly useless pancreas and for every second of my…

  • data breach Jan 29

    Personal Info Possibly Compromised for 1,100 Access Health CT Users

    The personal information and Social Security numbers of about 1,100 users of Connecticut’s state health insurance marketplace might have been compromised after a security breach last fall, officials said.

  • health insurance Jan 15

    On the Money: Confronting Fresh Health Insurance Deductibles

    The new year often starts harshly for people with high-deductible health insurance, but there are places to find help. Many of those deductibles reset Jan. 1, forcing patients to pay thousands of dollars for care before most coverage starts. Such a financial hit can be brutal, especially for patients with cancer or a chronic condition.

  • health insurance Dec 31, 2019

    3 Years in, No Sign of Trump’s Replacement for Obamacare

    As a candidate for the White House, Donald Trump repeatedly promised that he would “immediately” replace President Barack Obama’s health care law with a plan of his own that would provide “insurance for everybody.” Three years later, Trump still hasn’t managed to repeal and replace his predecessor’s big legislative achievement. Now, as the 2020 campaign heats up, Democrats are intent...

  • Congress Dec 17, 2019

    Massive Bill Calls for $1.4 Trillion in Federal Spending

    Retired coal miners and longtime opponents of Obama-era taxes on high-cost health plans are eyeing big wins as top congressional leaders and the Trump White House close in on a deal on a government-wide spending bill. The bill would also increase the age nationwide for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21.

  • Obamacare Dec 16, 2019

    ‘Obamacare’ Sign-Up Deadline Is Extended Following Glitches

    People will get more time to sign up for “Obamacare” health insurance, the Trump administration announced Monday, following a spate of computer glitches over the weekend. The new deadline is 3 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in a statement. Coverage takes effect Jan. 1.

  • Iowa Dec 14, 2019

    Iowa Democrats Worry ‘Medicare for All’ Hurts Key Industry

    Kim Motl doesn’t work in the health insurance industry. But her friends and neighbors do. So when she saw Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Motl pressed the Democratic presidential candidate about her “Medicare for All” plan, which would replace private insurance with a government-run system. “What about the little guys that work in the insurance business,...

  • healthcare Dec 13, 2019

    Final Days to Sign Up for Health Insurance Through Access Health CT

    ‘Tis the season of giving and that time of year to think about your health. There are just a few days left to sign up for health insurance for the new year. There’s the countdown until Christmas, but first up this month is the countdown to sign up for health insurance through Access Health CT, if you don’t already...

  • Donald Trump Nov 27, 2019

    US Judge Bars Trump’s Health Insurance Rule for Immigrants

    A U.S. judge in Oregon on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction blocking a Trump administration proclamation that would require immigrants to show proof of health insurance to get a visa. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Simon said in a written opinion that the proclamation could not take effect while a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality makes its way through the courts....

  • Federal law Feb 28, 2019

    DNA Privacy: Test Results Could Affect Your Life Insurance Coverage

    Under federal law, companies are not allowed to use your genetic information against you for things like health insurance or a job. But that protection does not apply to things like life insurance or long-term care insurance, and the laws are constantly changing.

  • Donald Trump Apr 9, 2017

    Famed NYC Bakery’s Immigrant Workers Defy Trump

    Immigrant workers at a famed New York bakery who are threatened with being fired if they don’t produce legal work papers defied the government outside President Donald Trump’s Manhattan home on Saturday.

  • Connecticut Nov 15, 2019

    Starling Physicians Patients Worried After Medical Data Breach

    Connecticut based healthcare group Starling Physicians is warning patients their personal information may have been breached in a recent cyber-phishing attack that targeted some of the organization’s emails.

  • Connecticut Nov 14, 2019

    Patients Worried After Medical Data Breach

    Some parents say they are concerned about their kids’ personal information after Starling Physicians revealed a data breach earlier this week.

  • Connecticut Nov 12, 2019

    Starling Physicians Warns Patients of Data Breach

    Starling Physicians is warning that it was the victim of a data breach, and some patient information may be affected.

  • Facebook Nov 6, 2019

    High School Football Player Prays With Rival Whose Mom Has Cancer

    A hard-fought Texas high school football game took a backseat to the realities of life when opponents Gage Smith and Ty Jordan came together for an emotional prayer after the final whistle last week. Smith asked Jordan if the two friends could say a prayer together for Jordan’s mother, Tiffany Jordan, 42, who has stage 4 lung and bone cancer....

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    US Judge Blocks Trump’s Health Insurance Rule for Immigrants

    A federal judge in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday put on hold a Trump administration rule requiring immigrants prove they will have health insurance or can pay for medical care before they can get visas. U.S. District Judge Michael Simon granted a temporary restraining order that prevents the rule from going into effect Sunday. It’s not clear when he will rule...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    Biden Defends His ‘Vision’ Against Warren’s Indirect Attacks

    Bristling at Elizabeth Warren’s suggestions that he’s a milquetoast moderate with small ideas, presidential candidate Joe Biden countered Saturday that he offers a “bold” vision for the country and warned that Democratic primary voters should not get distracted by the party’s increasingly tense battle over ideological labels. It was a departure from Biden’s usual campaign speech and signaled perhaps a...

  • California Oct 8, 2019

    Lawsuits Around US Seek to Block Trump’s Public Charge Rule

    The scene is playing out in courtrooms from coast to coast — federal judges being asked to block a new Trump administration policy scheduled to take effect next week that would deny legal permanent residency to many immigrants over the use of public benefits. Almost a dozen lawsuits have been filed from New York to California with plaintiffs including states,...

  • Donald Trump Oct 5, 2019

    Trump Signs Proclamation Restricting Visas for Uninsured

    Immigrants applying for U.S. visas will be denied entry into the country unless they can prove they can afford health care, according to a proclamation signed Friday by President Donald Trump. The new rule applies to people seeking immigrant visas from abroad — not those in the U.S. already. It does not affect lawful permanent residents. It does not apply...

  • California Sep 27, 2019

    Chicago Teachers Union Members Vote to Authorize Strike

    Chicago Teachers Union members have voted to authorize a strike, union leaders announced Thursday night, setting the stage for more than 25,000 teachers and staff to walk off the job in the nation’s third-largest school district. CTU President Jesse Sharkey said the union eclipsed the 75 percent threshold needed to authorize a strike at approximately 9:15 p.m. Thursday. Sharkey said...

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