The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has launched a comprehensive online directory for patients to find reliable information on the quality of health care provided by physicians and hospitals in their communities. From Maine to California, medical patients can scroll over a U.S. map and find Web-based resources to help them choose a doctor or hospital . . . → Read More: Link of the Day: Robert Wood Johnson Launches Doctor/Hospital Comparison Website
It’s big news in the legal battle over healthcare reform today. In its latest layover on its way to its date with the Supreme Court, the Affordable Care Act (aka healthcare reform) has been upheld by a federal appellate court in Cincinnatti. As the first federal appeals court to weigh in on healthcare reform, the Sixth . . . → Read More: Bush Appointed Federal Judge Declares Healthcare Reform and Health Insurance Mandate Constitutional
Health care reform may be up in the air at the moment, but believe it or not, there is at least one town in American where health insurance for all is a reality. And in fact, it’s been backed by the federal government.
The federal government was responding to a disaster in the town of . . . → Read More: Should We All Just Go On Medicare?
I was just talking with a friend of mine who is shopping around for a health insurance plan, and who had asked me to take a look at his choices. Now, according to my friend, the health insurance plans he was considering were very similar, with similar premiums, costs and health insurance coverage, but after we . . . → Read More: Can Two Health Insurance Plans Really Be Alike? Comparing Health Insurance Plans
Wal-Mart and K-Mart may have pioneered the mass sale of cheap, $4 generic prescription drugs, but if you pick up all your prescription drug needs there without shopping around, you should think again. A new study from New York’s Mt. Sinai Medical Center suggests that even though Wal-Mart and K-Mart may still be the low-price . . . → Read More: Think Wal-Mart and K-Mart Always Have the Cheapest Prescription Drugs? Think Again…
Ready or not, the State of Georgia is set to allow licensed health insurers to sell health insurance policies offered in other states that provide less coverage than Georgia currently requires starting on July 1st. Georgia will become one of the first states in the union to allow health insurance to be sold across state . . . → Read More: Georgia to Allow Out-Of-State Health Insurance on July 1st; Will It Lead to More Affordable Health Insurance
Okay, guys, this one is special and it’s via the A Silver Lining Foundation in Chicago. The A Silver Lining Foundation is offering free mammograms in Chicago to eligible underinsured and uninsured women (and men). But here’s the kicker, if you are interested in the free mammogram program, you will need to call 312-345-1322 and . . . → Read More: Free Mammograms In Chicago For Uninsureds/Underinsureds, No Age or Income Restrictions!
As the costs of prolonged illness climb ever skyward, health insurance for specific serious illnesses such as critical illness insurance or disease insurance have grown more and more popular in recent years. Critical illness health insurance plans are marketed as a way to help you with expenses in the event of serious illness, but is . . . → Read More: Critical Illness Health Insurance-What Is It? Do You Need It?
If any of you take vitamin supplements, you will probably find this story interesting. An independent lab has tested 38 leading multivitamins for effectiveness, and the results suggest that spending more for your vitamins might not be worth it:
Of the 38 vitamins tested, 13 failed because they included too much of one ingredient or . . . → Read More: Are Cheap Vitamins Just as Good as Expensive Ones? Maybe…
More follow-up on our coverage of McKinsey’s report that a third of employers would drop health insurance by 2014. After a week of uproar and questions about the controversial report, McKinsey has finally released information on the survey that its report is based upon.
McKinsey Quarterly did a survey of 1,300 employers on healthcare reform and . . . → Read More: Will a Third of Employers Really Drop Health Insurance? McKinsey Finally Speaks