Wed, 14/09/2011 - 16:25 by Anter Prakash Singh
According to the Census Bureau report released Tuesday, the number of poor people in America has increased to 46.2 million in 2010, which is the highest in last two decades.
Fri, 31/12/2010 - 15:03 by Brian Orelli
There's no doubt that the topic of health-care reform ruled 2010 for health-care stocks -- and 2009, for that matter. This article alone had 284 comments and nearly 150 recommendations
Fri, 29/10/2010 - 12:17 by Gauri Retarekar
Without an insurance cover, getting prescription medicines becomes far too out-of-reach for an average American. But, there is no reason to lose hope, for there are plenty of ways out.
Thu, 05/08/2010 - 12:57 by Kimberly Reid
Road to retirement is not a smooth ride. Even if one starts early, issues like job loss, marriage, divorce, illness, mortgage payment, etc., take precedence, thus making retirement planning an arduous task.
Wed, 07/07/2010 - 18:23 by Neka Sehgal
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on colon and breast cancer screening found that while most adults were getting tested for the two lethal forms of the disease, the numbers were still not enough.
Wed, 14/04/2010 - 12:19 by Samia Sehgal
Despite having heart-attack symptoms, people tend to put off the emergency treatment if they do not have health insurance. A new study has found that financial concerns cause many uninsured and underinsured patients to delay seeking treatment.
Thu, 11/02/2010 - 22:29 by Inderjit Singh
Indianapolis -- WellPoint health insurance customers in Indiana said premiums for individual plans have risen faster by far than the company's medical expenses rose in 2009.
In an annual report, WellPoint said its medical costs rose 8.9 percent last year, the Indianapolis Star reported Thursday.
But some customers said their bills jumped nearly 40 percent recently, the newspaper said.
Perry Snow, a retiree from South Bend, Ind., said WellPoint has informed him his monthly bills would rise from $280 per month to $387.49 per month.
He also said, "you don't have any choice. If you have any breaks in coverage, you pay dearly for it."
Fri, 17/07/2009 - 23:55 by Motley Fool
To someone who's never sick, health insurance seems like a big waste of money.
You know it's a good idea to have it, just in case. After all, it
only takes one accident or unexpected serious illness to ring up
hospital bills that could leave you with nothing. But it still hurts to
see those premium dollars disappear from your bank account month after
month -- money you could be using to invest, save for a down payment on
a new home, or just put aside for a rainy day. Especially for young
adults who are just getting started on their own, it's easy to find
better uses for that money.
Wed, 01/07/2009 - 13:44 by Jaspreet Virk
New York, July 1: In accordance with President Barack Obama’s plan to provide insurance coverage to the Americans, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) said that it supports the proposal that requires large corporations to provide health insurance to its employees.
Mon, 30/03/2009 - 12:27 by rcrchauhan
Miami -- Health insurance company guidelines urge brokers to reject applicants with a wide range of pre-existing conditions, The Miami Herald reported Sunday.
The guidelines are confidential, but the newspaper said it was able to find several posted on the Internet, and they reveal that insurers advise rejecting applicants with diabetes, hepatitis C, multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia, quadriplegia, Parkinson's disease and AIDS/HIV, among many other conditions.
They also recommended automatic rejection of applicants with gallstones, rheumatoid arthritis, alcohol-related problems, chronic bronchitis, severe migraines, those with a cardiac pacemaker installed within the last two years and people who take a wide range of prescription drugs.