Posts tagged “Medical Costs”

Americans Face Closure of Dentistry Service

March 25th, 2011
Americans Face Closure of Dentistry Service

A voluntary organisation called Health and Dentistry that provides a free service to poor and uninsured people could close if rumours of federal funding cuts are true. The centre currently gets $1 million off the Federal Government to offer services to people in the local area. However this is under threat; it also amounts to […]

Medical Bankruptcies Still on the Rise in Massachusetts

March 15th, 2011
Medical Bankruptcies Still on the Rise in Massachusetts

The State of Massachusetts set a new landmark in 2006, when they passed a bill to make buying health insurance compulsory. However it seems despite this new law, the numbers of people who are becoming bankrupt because of medical bills is still rising. According to the American Journal of Medicine the total number of personal […]

500,000 Citizens To Get Free Health Insurance

February 8th, 2011
500,000 Citizens To Get Free Health Insurance

While the UK is debating the future of the National Health Service, other countries are looking at ways to help people, in particular poor people who cannot readily access health care. One such place is Mumbai where as part of his 46th birthday celebrations, Sanjay Nirupam who is a member of the Mumbai North Congress […]

US Public Health Insurance Plan Dissected

January 25th, 2011
US Public Health Insurance Plan Dissected

A health insurance plan for the State of Utah civil servants may be under threat. An audit has found that the costs of running the plan have escalated, and not enough is being done to keep costs down. The last audit carried out in 2003 found that the Utah Public Employee Health Plan (PEHP), which […]

Cancer Patient Fighting To Get Health Insurance Cover

January 18th, 2011
Cancer Patient Fighting To Get Health Insurance Cover

Being told that you have cancer is bad enough, but when you find out that the insurance cover you had been paying out for many years is insufficient, this can devastating. But that’s exactly what has happened to one US resident. David Beach of Hemet was due to undergo chemotherapy. However the day before his […]

Payouts Total a Colossal £27 Million for Accident at Work Victims in 2010

January 5th, 2011
Payouts Total a Colossal £27 Million for Accident at Work Victims in 2010

Public sector workers have raked in a massive 27 million pounds worth of compensation claims for accidents at work during 2010. These payouts are fairly due as every person has the right to such compensation if they are injured at work through no fault of their own and the compensation is often used to cover […]

Malaysian private medical costs soaring

December 2nd, 2010
Malaysian private medical costs soaring

Campaigners and patients are both angry that the cost of private healthcare in Malaysia is soaring out of control, putting vital treatments out of the reach of many ordinary people. The government, while focusing on shortening waiting times and improving treatment at public hospitals, also needs to rein in private facilities that have been putting […]

Plans for portable medical insurance announced

November 16th, 2010
Plans for portable medical insurance announced

Representatives from the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) have announced that it is considering making health insurance portable. The new measure would enable consumers to change their insurance provider without losing the benefits of their previous policy. Currently, consumers are obliged to stay with one provider because of the waiting times imposed by insurance […]

Costs and benefits of health insurance on the rise

October 29th, 2010
Costs and benefits of health insurance on the rise

Last year’s “open enrolment” season (where workers sign up for health benefits for the following year) has brought about new prices – but it’s not all doom and gloom. This year the Bay Area, including San Jose, will see the price of group health insurance rise by 9 per cent.  According to a study conducted […]

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