Updated January 26 at 10:26am
Health Insurance
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WASHINGTON – The number of uninsured in the United States is expected to decline by nearly half, from 45 million in 2012 to 23 million by 2023, as a result of the coverage expansions associated with the Affordable Care Act, according to a report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of the Actuary. The report was recently published in Health Affairs. more
BOSTON – An insurance company and its subsidiary have agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle allegations that they deceptively marketed and sold a discount health plan to hundreds of Massachusetts consumers, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
When someone suffers an accident, they can’t always inform the responding EMTs about medications they’re taking, or tell them about a serious condition they might have. more
Health care cost drivers and the importance of doctor-patient dialogue will dominate the conversation at the Rhode Island Business Group on Health’s annual summit on Oct. 17. more
One man who is in his 30s came into the Foster office of WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Center when he finally got health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act. more
PROVIDENCE – On the eve of the 49th anniversary of the signing of Medicare and Medicaid into law, new information released recently by the federal Department of Health and Human Services shows that Rhode Islanders with Medicare have saved $35,237,763 on prescription drugs as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Nationally, more than 8.2 million seniors and people with disabilities with Medicare continue to enjoy prescription-drug savings as a result of the Affordable Care Act, saving $11.5 billion since 2010. more
Employee health initiatives at Tufts Health Plan – through the company’s WorkingWell program – were not so much a one-time, all-out effort, but more a gradual and evolving culture of wellness over the years. “These things take time,” said Lydia Greene, vice president of human resources and diversity. “Patience and creativity absolutely grow a program.” more
People usually evaluate their health by simple observations: an ache in a joint or a lesion on the skin. As a corporate body, UnitedHealthcare of New England has a striking figure to measure its employees’ health. more
The thousands of free flu shots Rhode Islanders receive every year aren’t entirely free. more
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