ST. PAUL, Minn.—UnitedHealth Group, Inc., is leaving more and more state Obamacare exchanges, announcing recently that it will also pull out of the health care marketplaces in Kentucky and Iowa, bringing to 26 the number of states the health insurer is quitting next year, according to Bloomberg.com.
Health Care Reform - Obamacare
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Over 18 months, HealthCare.gov, the government online portal used by millions to purchase health insurance under Obamacare, logged 316 cybersecurity incidents from October 2013 to March 2015, according to a new report released last week.
Have you read Donald Trump’s health care plan? At first glance, there’s nothing unique about his plan. The first six points look like he picked off standard GOP health care talking points without much creative thought. Interestingly, it sounds like he has no idea we already have the Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) he’s proposing.
Notice to Patients: Doctors and Hospitals Must Treat You Even If You Refuse to Sign the HIPAA ‘Privacy’ Form
ST. PAUL, Minn.—It’s certainly not a much-publicized fact, but patients are not required to sign the HIPAA “Privacy” Notice at their doctor’s office, hospital or clinic. And, medical professionals cannot refuse to treat patients who choose not to sign the form.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—It might be the health care surprise of the century for some patients—and even some health care workers. The HIPAA “Privacy” Rule doesn’t ensure patients’ privacy at all.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Democratic presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton sparred last night at the debate at the University of Wisconsin over Sanders’ proposed “Medicare-for-all, single-payer proposal” that would supposedly “save the average middle-class family $5,000 a year.”
Politico Panel Discussion – Partial Transcript by CCHF
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Bernie Sanders proposes Medicare-For-All. His health care proposal includes six new taxing streams, the end of private insurance and employer-sponsored coverage, and $28 trillion in new federal spending.