Can you believe it’s almost the new year already? This is just a friendly reminder if you’re one of the millions of Americans who uses a flexible spending account (FSA) to help pay for your annual healthcare expenses. With only one day left in the year, if you haven’t been using your FSA to help . . . → Read More: It’s New Year’s Eve… Have You Used All of Your FSA Money Yet?
The University of Nevada School of Medicine’s free Student Outreach Clinics for January 2012 have been announced for the following dates: a general clinic will be held January 7 from 8 a.m. to noon, a women’s clinic will be held January 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. and a children’s clinic will be on January . . . → Read More: Reno Free Health Clinics Announced for January 2012
One of the uglier chapters in recent health insurance history is finally wrapping up, and in California part of that wrap-up story has come with Blue Shield of California agreeing to settle over a thousand cases of rescission with the City of Los Angeles for $2 million to be divided between the city attorney’s office . . . → Read More: Blue Shield of California Settles Rescission Cases For $2 Million
Can you believe it’s almost the new year already? This is just a friendly reminder if you’re one of the millions of Americans who uses a flexible spending account (FSA) to help pay for your annual healthcare expenses. We have only a couple of days left in the year, so if you haven’t been using . . . → Read More: It’s Almost the New Year… Have You Used All Your FSA Money Yet?
Quick generic drug approval bulletin for today. If you have a family member or other loved who suffers from hypertension, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Mylan’s new generic version of Teveten (eprosartan) which treat hypertension. Mylan has announced that it is shipping its generic version of Teveten immediately.
According to the Mayo . . . → Read More: FDA Approves Mylan’s Generic Version of Hypertension Drug Teveten
We were lucky this year, and able to spend the holiday in the warm Christmas glow of family and friends, but when we read we read n8rboy’s blog on DailyKos.com we had to give a little extra thanks. You see, n8rboy’s oldest son is an independent video producer. Who, by the way, does great work:
. . . → Read More: Is All We Really Want For Christmas Healthcare?
Quick generic drug approval bulletin for today. If you have a family member or other loved who suffers from epileptic seizures, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Mylan’s new generic version of Keppra XR (Levetiracetam) extended release tablets which treat epilepsy. Mylan has announced that it is shipping its generic version of Keppra . . . → Read More: Generic Drug News: FDA Approves Mylan’s Version of Keppra XR for Epileptic Seizures
A new study by Center for Studying Health System Change and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation estimates that more than one in give American families has been having trouble paying its medical bills in 2011, and sadly, the the only surprise is that the number isn’t greater. Many people in families with problems . . . → Read More: 1 in 5 American Families Having Trouble Paying Medical Bills… Are You One of Them?
So the good news is that our latest Medicare crisis has been averted for now. At the eleventh hour, Congress and the President managed to patch together a short-term compromise which will, in addition to extending the payroll tax break and unemployment benefits, keep Medicare payments to doctors intact for another two months.
Last week, . . . → Read More: Short-Term “Doc Fix” Passed, Medicare Payments Will Continue… For Now
With Congress in hopelessly, dysfunctional gridlock at this point, we’ve pretty much given up hope that there’s going to be any Medicare “doc fix” before the end of the year, which means that doctors who care for Medicare patients face the very real possibility that their payments will be cut by a whopping 27% come . . . → Read More: Medicare: What Will Doctors Do If There’s No “Doc Fix”?