Health insurers using drug coverage to discriminate

Public Release: 28-Jan-2015 In some US health plans, HIV drugs cost nearly $3,000 more per year than in other plans. If left unchecked, this practice could partially undermine a central feature of the Affordable Care Act. Harvard School of Public Health Boston, MA — Some insurers offering health plans through the new federal marketplace may…

Revealed: How a taxpayer bail out that could run into BILLIONS was built in to Obamacare to protect insurance companies if they lost out in reform

  The Affordable Care Act included a way for insurance companies to recoup their losses from covering everyone regardless of their health If insurers lose money, the government’s funds – taxpayer dollars – cover between 50 and 80 percent of the losses for three years Premiums for 2015 are expected to skyrocket before the November…

Heart failure patients please go away, you are no longer welcome under the Affordable Care Act

Efforts to curb hospital readmissions take center stage Studies focus on identifying vulnerable patients, early follow up, medication and engagement WASHINGTON (March 29, 2014) — Strategies aimed at reducing the number of patients with heart failure and other cardiovascular conditions who find themselves back in the hospital after discharge were identified in six new studies…

Obamacare: 42 percent of Americans can’t explain a deductible

First baseline results of health care survey show most vulnerable populations are least informed about changes under new health care laws, but also the most optimistic The week before open enrollment closes for new health care exchanges, a study by researchers at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and the USC Dornsife…

Democrats promote positive message on Obamacare and work hours

– casting an expected decline in American work hours as a boon to worker freedom and family values – Obamacare would mean more family time for mothers, more study opportunities for college students and less job stress for older workers. – “The single mom, who’s raising three kids (and) has to keep a job because…

Affordable Care Act Software ongoing investigation, if the software was written in Belarus

U.S. says no evidence Obamacare software written in Belarus Hayden confirmed that a U.S. intelligence agency had  recently issued, then retracted, a report related to possible involvement by a Belarus company in writing the software. Valery Tsepkalo, director of the government-backed High-Technology Park (HTP) in Minsk, said: “One of our clients is the health ministry…

‘A hacker’s wet dream:’ ‘World’s most wanted hacker’ SLAMS Obamacare website security

– Healthcare.gov retrieves information from numerous third-party databases belonging to the IRS, Social Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security, and other State agencies –  it’s clear that the management team did not consider security as a priority – A breach may result in massive identity theft never seen before — these databases house information on every U.S. citizen!”…

Obamacare enrolment numbers reveal critical lack of young customers

–  ” sign that prices may have to rise to keep insurers in the program “ Figures show more older people have signed up for plans Insurance companies need young people to balance books Key White House aide announces departure Dan Roberts in Washington theguardian.com,              Monday 13 January 2014 19.07 EST House minority leader…

Doctors Sue United Healthcare for Bad Faith

BROOKLYN (CN) – A 22,000-member physicians’ group sued United Healthcare Insurance, claiming the money-grubbing, multibillion-dollar insurance company is illegally terminating them from its Medicare network on Jan. 1 to cut its losses from reduced federal payments under the Affordable Care Act.