Category “Health insurance”

Office of Fair Trading says Private Health Care is “Distorted”

December 12th, 2011
Office of Fair Trading says Private Health Care is “Distorted”

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has condemned the current practice of private health care provision in Britain, as being distorted and restricted. As such, it has referred the market to the Competition Commission for further investigation. The conclusion came after the OFT decided to investigate the behaviour of private health companies, which provide a […]

Healthcare Court Saga Continues in the USA

November 18th, 2011
Healthcare Court Saga Continues in the USA

The continued debate over President Obama’s health care reforms is taking another legal step, within the backdrop of the 2012 presidential election. The hearing of a new challenge takes place at the US Supreme Court very soon, but what is interesting about the new situation is that a ruling will not be issued till June […]

US Supermarket Chain Cuts Health Insurance Cover for Over 65s

November 7th, 2011
US Supermarket Chain Cuts Health Insurance Cover for Over 65s

If you are over 65, officially retired, but perhaps still working a few hours a week at a Raley’s supermarket, then you may be in for a bit of a shock. It seems that the company has decided to stop paying for health coverage. The changes apply to its hourly rated workers, although if you […]

USA Federal Government Taking on More Responsibility for its Citizens’ Health Care

October 10th, 2011
USA Federal Government Taking on More Responsibility for its Citizens’ Health Care

Despite the arguments and legal battles currently ongoing in the USA over president Obama’s health care bill, the federal administration is designing a basic health package for most Americans. A report published by the Institute of Medicine has laid down guidelines for deciding what the new benefits package should include. The organisation is also looking […]

Row Potentially Brewing Over Health Insurance in the US

September 19th, 2011
Row Potentially Brewing Over Health Insurance in the US

In the run up to next year’s United States presidential elections another row could be brewing over health insurance provision. This row could go far beyond the current arguments of why the federal government should help fund insurance provision for those least able to afford it. It seems during a series of debates over health […]

New Challenge for Obama

September 12th, 2011
New Challenge for Obama

The Obama health care reform faces a new challenge after a ruling by a Virginia court hearing. It seems there was confusion over whether the 4th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals said they upheld the Obama administration’s right to interfere in health insurance issue at a national and State level. At first people thought the […]

Changes to Medical Insurance to Benefit Women

July 27th, 2011
Changes to Medical Insurance to Benefit Women

Delegates at a convention organised by the Institute of Medicine in the US, were told that for decades women have been at a disadvantage with medical insurance cover and what’s more, families often suffered too. However, it is hoped that recommendations put forward by scientific and medical experts will enable this to change, which means […]

British Holiday Makers at Risk

July 8th, 2011
British Holiday Makers at Risk

It appears that 58% of British holiday makers are not aware of the benefits of a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). That’s the finding of recent research by the well know web site – moneysupermarket.com. The research also found that a third of Britons believe incorrectly that the E111 normally taken with them on holiday […]

Benefit Fundraiser This Month

July 4th, 2011
Benefit Fundraiser This Month

There are a growing number of charitable organisations and many individual causes in the US that are now springing up to help families in financial need, when a medical emergency arises. The latest was started by a mother – Denise Mbise who with her friend Brenda Thomas discussed together how they could raise money to […]

Health Insurance Doubled in One U.S State

June 8th, 2011
Health Insurance Doubled in One U.S State

With all the arguments going on in Britain about the NHS, it is perhaps worth pausing a little to see how health insurance in one US state is affecting its citizens. Apparently in Connecticut, the price of health insurance has doubled for ordinary working people in the past decade. Often in America, the cost of […]

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