Many insured Americans rely on charity due to health insurance deductibles and copays

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Despite having a health plan, many people across the country can’t afford the medical care they need. Skyrocketing health insurance deductibles and copays are forcing many covered Americans to rely on charity to pay for medical care. Crowdfunding and medical charities have become the norm to fill in gaps for insured Americans. A recent LA Times report placed the spotlight on a growing trend among insured Americans. It showed that the cost associated with health insurance deductibles and copays can make medical care cost prohibitive even for Americans with medical…

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The US health care system now covers 9 out of every 10 Americans

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Though heavily criticized the Affordable Care Act has received, most Americans have medical coverage. The greatly criticized US health care system now covers approximately 90 percent of Americans. Still, it remains a core subject of debate among 2020 presidential candidates. Most are now attempting to present their own alternate versions of the system. In fact, many candidates are seeking to eliminate the Affordable Care Act and begin again. If we were to listen exclusively to what politicians are saying about the US health care system at the moment, it would…

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Bernie Sanders is returning donations in violation of private insurance pledge

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After calling on 2020 Democratic opponents to do so, he will also return donations against his pledge. Bernie Sanders’ campaign has announced his intention to return donations violating his pledges regarding private insurance and pharma money. The move was made after Sanders called on his Democratic 2020 opponents to do the same thing. In Bernie Sanders’ pledge regarding private insurance and pharma, he called for 2020 Democratic campaigns to decline or return donations involving: “contributions over $200 from the PACs, lobbyists, or executives of health insurance or pharmaceutical companies.” He…

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Speaks Out in Favor of Affordable Health Care

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The actress recently went public with her breast cancer battle and is now fighting for low-cost coverage. Julia Louis-Dreyfus has opened up about her own recent medical journey and is now speaking out in favor of affordable health care. In September 2017, the actress shared her battle with breast cancer. She used Instagram to document several of her treatment sessions, so the world could see a bit of what is involved in the fight. Louis-Dreyfus is now using that journey as a jumping off point in the battle for affordable…

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Mayo Clinic insurance partnership forms with Medica to create new company

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The two industry giants have joined forces to offer health plans on a national scale. A new Mayo Clinic insurance venture has been announced alongside a partnership with Medica. Medica, the health insurance company based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, will come together with the health care giant to be able to sell plans throughout the United States. The two companies will work together to bring health plans to consumers across the nation. The new Mayo Clinic insurance venture with Medica will provide national plans. Policyholders will be able to access care…

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Nearly 9 out of 10 US consumers blame surprise healthcare costs on insurance companies

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Recent survey results show 86 percent of consumers blame their insurers for unexpected bills. Most insurance beneficiaries place the blame of surprise healthcare costs directly on their insurance companies. This, according to the findings in a newly published consumer survey. The report suggested that health insurance companies need to boost their education and communication. As 86 percent of consumers feel that surprise healthcare costs are their insurance company’s fault, there survey results show a disconnect between policyholders and their insurers. The survey was conducted by NORC at the University of…

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70 Percent of US health care companies don’t have cybersecurity insurance coverage

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Though the percentage of covered firms is rising, the vast majority are not protected from cyber attacks. A tremendous 70 percent of health care companies in the United States don’t have cybersecurity insurance. This was among the results reported by FICO in a recent study commissioned by the analytics firm. Health care is among those that could be most affected by a cyber attack such as a data breach. The FICO report showed that 7 out of every 10 firms in the American health care industry are not protected by…

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