International students have required upfront payment prior to emergency treatment in Queensland hospitals

International students recalled the frightening and stressful experience of being asked to pay hundreds of dollars upfront before treatment in the emergency departments of Queensland Public Hospitals. It has prompted advocates to call for a change in the hospital’s policy for billing students’ health insurance directly. the main points: International students are not eligible for … Read more

Why urgent care centers are popping up everywhere

New York CNN – If you’re driving through a busy suburban mall or walking down a street in a major city, chances are you won’t go long without discovering Concentra, MedExpress, CityMD, or another urgent care center. Demand has skyrocketed at urgent care sites during the Covid-19 pandemic as people search for tests and treatments. … Read more

No, Biden has not signed an application for free health insurance

The claim: Biden’s executive order gives free health insurance Facebook clip Jan. 9 (direct link, archived link) shows President Joe Biden signing directives at the White House. Your relief package for 2023 is here! Read the comment on the post. President Biden signed Executive Order 14009 making health insurance free for eligible Americans. Thanks to … Read more

The Covid wave in China increases consumer interest in health insurance

Chuiyangliu Hospital, pictured in January 2023 in Beijing, has in the past few years finished renovations that have allowed daily patents to increase sixfold to 5,000 per day, according to official estimates. Yin Hun Chau | CNBC BEIJING — Health, sports and wellness top the shopping list for anyone in their late 20s or older … Read more

The National Guard is pushing for health insurance, better wages, and more training

The National Guard is in a transition period of sorts. After two decades of high operational pace during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that made guard service sometimes as much a commitment as an active duty situation, the component is taking stock of what it does and what it can provide. High on the … Read more

After Obamacare, more adults with schizophrenia have health insurance

Credit: Unsplash / CC0 Public Domain The national uninsured rate for adults younger than 65 with schizophrenia fell by 50% after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was implemented in 2014, according to University of Massachusetts Amherst research published this week in JAMA Psychiatry. The Health Care Reform Act, also known as Obamacare, was designed to … Read more

‘It was like a river’: Flood insurance is often beyond the reach of Bay Area residents who need it most

“That will be the first thing we work on,” she said. The recent storms that hit California have especially hit places like Rollingwood and other low-income communities where few homeowners have flood insurance. And while homeowners insurance may cover property damage due to rain and wind, it rarely covers flood damage. Despite a neutral rating … Read more

How many people are enrolled in Colorado Option health insurance?

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday during his State of the State address that nearly 35,000 people have signed up for the Colorado Option health insurance plan in the first year of the program. The figure includes nearly 25,000 people who signed up for the Colorado Options plan through the Connect for Health Mall in … Read more