Health Insurance

5:01am

Thu September 5, 2013

2:02pm

Tue September 3, 2013
Shots - Health News

CDC: One-Fourth Of Heart Attack And Stroke Deaths Preventable

Originally published on Thu September 5, 2013 7:26 am

There has been more progress in lowering deaths from heart attacks and strokes among people who qualify for Medicare than those who are younger.
CDC

Could health insurance be the remedy for 200,000 deaths a year from heart attacks and strokes? It might be a big part of the cure.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about one-quarter of the 800,000 deaths from those causes could be avoided, according to a report released Tuesday.

It's worth trying. "Nothing is more important than reducing heart disease and stroke," CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said in a briefing for journalists.

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9:12am

Tue September 3, 2013
Shots - Health News

With Health Exchanges Opening Soon, Consumers Start To Focus

What about those health insurance exchanges?
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If the volume of reader email is any indication, people are finally thinking hard about how the health care overhaul will affect them.

Online health insurance marketplaces will open in less than a month. Some people who get insurance through employers want to know if it's OK to buy a plan on an exchange instead. The answer is yes, but the purchasers may not qualify for subsidies.

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9:28am

Fri August 30, 2013
Shots - Health News

Can Wife Insured Through Estranged Husband's Job Use Exchange?

We've got another one.
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We've been fielding questions about the rollout of the federal health law. With the health insurance marketplaces, or exchanges, set to open in a little over a month, the questions about how they'll work are pouring in.

Here's one with a twist we hadn't thought of.

I'm not living with my husband, but he still provides health insurance for me through his employer. Will I be eligible to go on the health insurance marketplace if I choose not to have him cover me through his employer?

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3:15pm

Thu August 29, 2013
Shots - Health News

Study: Price Shocks On Health Exchanges Appear Unlikely

Originally published on Fri August 30, 2013 1:18 pm

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