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New Yorkers with chronic illness need deliverance from this unfair insurer practice

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sahmarinyp Imagine you have scheduled an MRI or another important treatment vital to your health care and are told it isn’t covered by your insurance until the deductible is met. You point out that you already satisfied the deductible for costly prescriptions, in part through financial assistance from the drug......

Op-Ed: Employers’ diversity and equity efforts often overlook people with disabilities

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here 2020 brought forward a crucial national conversation centered on the need for companies — from Main Street to Wall Street — to look inward at hiring practices, employment policies, recruitment and other aspects of the employment process to expand opportunities......

Biden ran on a health insurance public option, but it’s not clear if he will include it in his recovery plan

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here US President Joe Biden speaks in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on March 31, 2021. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images While President Joe Biden tries to steer his mammoth new infrastructure plan through Congress, his administration is planning the next phase......

Here’s how you can be forced to get the Covid vaccine in the U.S.

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden said in March that the U.S. aims to have 200 million Covid vaccine doses administered during his first 100 days in office. By May, every American adult who wants a vaccine will be eligible to get in......

Pentagon reverses Trump-era transgender policies

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Airmen with the 8th Fighter Wing render a salute during a change of command ceremony at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, May 25, 2017. U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Colville McFee | U.S. Air Force The Pentagon will......

Bernie Sanders aims to lower Medicare eligibility age as part of Democrats’ recovery plan

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders Jemal Countess | Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders hopes to include a Medicare expansion in Democrats’ upcoming economic recovery plan. The Vermont independent and Senate Budget Committee chair hopes to lower the eligibility age for coverage......

Covid masks and hand sanitizer can get you a tax break, IRS says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Luis Alvarez | DigitalVision | Getty Images Americans can get a tax break this filing season for masks, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes and other personal protective equipment to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the IRS announced Friday. The tax code......

126 Times Americans Made Utter Fools Of Themselves By Trying To Argue Against Free Healthcare

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In pretty much any other nation on God’s green Earth, healthcare is a straightforward issue. However, in the United States, it’s a topic that divides, fractures, and polarizes the population into warring factions: those for access to free healthcare and those adamantly opposed to it. Well, here at We, we......

Grand Rounds merges with Doctor on Demand to form multibillion-dollar digital health company

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Hill Ferguson, CEO, Doctor on Demand Scott Mlyn | CNBC The Covid-19 era has minted multiple billion dollar-plus online health companies as well as spawning one of the biggest acquisitions of 2020, when Teladoc acquired Livongo for $18.5 billion. Now,......

Government will fully cover laid-off workers’ COBRA premiums through September

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Cunaplus_M.Faba | iStock | Getty Images The government will pay for laid-off workers to maintain their employer-sponsored health insurance through September, thanks to a provision in the $1.9 trillion stimulus package signed into law on Thursday by President Joe Biden.......

Shares of Oscar Health dip in NYSE market debut, begins trading at $36 per share

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The New York Stock Exchange welcomes Oscar Health, Inc. (NYSE: OSCR), today, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, as they celebrate its IPO. NYSE Shares of Oscar Health dipped 8% in its initial public offering Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange.......

The $1.9 trillion stimulus bill would make health insurance more affordable for millions

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Brothers91 | E+ | Getty Images If getting health insurance through a public exchange has been too pricey for you, that could soon change. The $1.9 trillion Covid stimulus package that’s expected to clear the House of Representatives on Friday......

Special Enrollment Opens for Federal Health Insurance Marketplace

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Ohioans without health insurance have a rare opportunity to sign up for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. A special COVID-19 enrollment period opened this week and runs through May 15. Dr. LaShawn McIver, director of the Office of Minority Health Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said there are......

Justice Department tells Supreme Court it thinks Obamacare is constitutional, reversing Trump-era position

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An Obamacare sign is seen outside of the Leading Insurance Agency, which offers plans under the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) on January 28, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images The Department of Justice notified......

Missed your Medicare enrollment period? What to know if you’re signing up now

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here bymuratdeniz | E+ | Getty Images With all of Medicare‘s different rules for enrolling, it’s not unheard of to miss your signup deadline. Now is the time to remedy that. During a general enrollment period that opened Jan. 1 and......

Medicaid is hemorrhaging $100B on Americans ineligible for the program

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Brian Blase Medicaid is meant to cover health care and long-term care for lower-income Americans. But a new report reveals the government — both in Washington and in state capitols across the country — is failing to ensure that only people who are eligible for Medicaid are enrolling. The federal......

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