Posts tagged “Health Insurance”

Health Insurance Waiting Lists Causing Misery for Patients

March 5th, 2012
Health Insurance Waiting Lists Causing Misery for Patients

A number of provinces in Canada apparently enforce a waiting list on immigrants to get health insurance. However, this has been criticised by many people including physicians. It seems anyone coming into the country can wait several months before they are able to access public health insurance. For instance, in Ontario this time period is […]

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 […]

Republican Lawyer fails in his Bid to overturn Healthcare Law

May 13th, 2011
Republican Lawyer fails in his Bid to overturn Healthcare Law

Republican Lawyer Fails In His Bid To Overturn Healthcare Law A Virginian Republican lawyer recently failed in his attempt to stop the implementation of President Obama’s health care reforms. The stumbling block for the lawyer was all three judges hearing the case in an appeals court were Democrats, and support the Obama proposals. As such, […]

Americans Warned Not To Opt Out Of New Health Care Reforms

May 4th, 2011
Americans Warned Not To Opt Out Of New Health Care Reforms

While people can opt out of the new scheme to buy health insurance which is due to be enacted in 2014, they have been warned not to do so. An Oregon representative, Peter DeFazio told reporters that while he doesn’t believe in compulsion he said: “It’s your choice. But remember, there are consequences, and you’re […]

Obama’s Home State still supports Reforms

April 28th, 2011
Obama’s Home State still supports Reforms

The Governor of Illinois, Pat Quinn says that he still supports President Obama’s health care reforms. He made the comments after returning from a meeting with other State Governors. The Governor is reviewing plan which he wants instituted, and which would rein in plans by health insurance companies which could scupper the reforms. He also […]

South African National Health Insurance Scheme Getting Closer to Implementation

April 15th, 2011
South African National Health Insurance Scheme Getting Closer to Implementation

South African Government Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has provided 8 billion Rand to help develop the country’s National Insurance scheme, as part of the nation’s drive towards health reforms. The money is part of a total amount of R113 billion which will cover a range of things including family health care teams, and improvements to […]

Health Care Reforms In The US Spawns A New Idea

April 13th, 2011
Health Care Reforms In The US Spawns A New Idea

It seems that while some people are actively trying to undermine President Obama’s health care reforms, others are taking a more proactive approach. One such individual is a Colorado senator, Irene Aguilar who is proposing her own bill which will give Colorado citizens a chance to shop around for good health insurance. Speaking with reporters […]

Is The Health Insurance Industry In The US Broken?

April 11th, 2011
Is The Health Insurance Industry In The US Broken?

According to one rich family in New York, it appears so. Speaking with reporters from the New York Times one family member said: “Unlike many others, my family can afford medical care, with or without insurance.” She added: “The truth is that individual health insurance is not easy to get.” President Obama has tried to […]

Indian Health Insurance Industry Changing

March 18th, 2011
Indian Health Insurance Industry Changing

Anyone who has health insurance in India will soon be allowed to swap and change policy holders in just the same way as they can with mobile phone providers. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) has issued new guidelines which come into force on the 1st July this year. The rules will apply to both […]

Health Insurance Rise For Ex Pats

March 17th, 2011
Health Insurance Rise For Ex Pats

Britons living abroad are being warned that their health insurance premiums could rise by as much as 15% from April onwards. Some insurers are thought to only increase premiums by around 10% but the average could be between 12-15 %. Speaking with the Daily Telegraph, a Bupa spokeswoman said: “The 12 to 15 per cent […]

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