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Delaware Expands Health Insurance Marketplace | latest news

DOVER, Del.- After years of work to increase competition on the Delaware Health Insurance Marketplace, Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro announced Monday that three health carriers intend to offer plans for the 2023 plan year – the most in the state’s history. AmeriHealth Caritas and Aetna CVS Health will join Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware …

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Wait for GST reduction on life, health insurance gets longer as GST Council’s Fitment committee turns down proposals

The committee of revenue officials from the Center and States attached to GST Council has turned down proposal to lower tax rate on premium related with all kind of insurance from life to health to third party. The committee, known as Fitment Committee, examines proposal for changes in rates for goods and services and accordingly …

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Bitcoin Can Fund High-Quality, Equitable, Healthcare For Everyone

The Current Global Health Care System Is Broken Over 6.2 million people have died of COVID-19-related deaths as of June 13, 2022. This is despite $8.9 trillion or 9.8% of global GDP spent on healthcare in 2019 worldwide. More broadly, half the world lacks access to essential healthcare services. Furthermore, the current healthcare system leaves …

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Insurance Commissioner details insurance companies’ responsibilities regarding abortion access in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Most insurance plans in California protect abortion procedures, according to the California Department of Insurance. The assurance comes amid a landmark Supreme Court decision striking down Roe v. Wade. “California law is clear that we protect reproductive freedom and insurance coverage for abortion,” Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara said in a statement …

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Dr. Eleanor Greene: The fatal price of waiting for medical care | Columnists

With Christmas approaching, a sweet but doomed 48-year-old mother of two arrived in my office back in 2018 seeking medical care. For the past year, she said, she had experienced bleeding. But she had no insurance and her budget was tight. So she waited until she had health care coverage to see a doctor. My …

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Healthcare advocates raise awareness of unfair practices

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) – Many people, especially in small, rural areas rely on their local pharmacies to fulfill their needs. But many pharmacist and healthcare advocates say this is being made difficult because of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM). Greg Raybold is the General Counsel and Director of Healthcare Policy with American Pharmacy Cooperative. He says …

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