By banning all short term medical plans, California is punishing people who are not out to manipulate the system for their own benefit. All they wanted was a little assurance that if something really nasty happened, they wouldn’t have to declare bankruptcy. Now these families, who just forgot about the enrollment deadlines, will be subject to the wolves of the health care field.
Short-term, limited-duration insurance, which is not required to comply with federal market requirements governing individual health insurance coverage, can provide coverage for people transitioning between different coverage options, such as an individual who is between jobs, or a student taking time off from school, as well as for middle-class families without access to subsidized ACA plans.
Now there is an alternative to traditional health insurance that is aimed at fitness buffs and gym owners. SHM FIT combines a health care expenses sharing group with a high deductible catastrophic health plan to offer health insurance premiums that may be less than traditional insurance.
Anthem Blue Cross announced that it will issue rebates to members enrolled in their Medicare Supplement plans in five different states. The rebates are a result of the Medicare supplement or Medigap plans failing to meet the medical loss ratios (MLR). Rebate checks being sent out in September will range from $3.51 to $487.08 per member.
In the case of the malnutrition reported at hospitals in Redding and Victorville, Prime Healthcare Services was billing Medicare for treatment of kwashiorkor disease which is a form of malnutrition found in countries racked by famine and civil war.
The prospect of being homeless with no place to turn is a huge motivator for women to stay with abusive men.
How much does it cost to have a baby in Sacramento, have knee surgery, MRI or simple office visit. The Anthem Blue Cross cost comparison tool may help pinpoint some answers.
The law also punishes the young, the poor and women (who historically earn less income), disproportionally — those who at the time of a medical injury may not have achieved the economic means of others. Their honorable effort to compensate fully and award $1,200,000 to the plaintiff was automatically reduced to the maximum, $250,000.
One of the biggest issues people with chronic conditions face is the accumulation and tracking of their health data. When we go to see the doctor and the tests results are not what was expected (good or bad) the first question the doctor asks is, “Have you changed anything recently?”