Will dental insurance one day be key to mental health and Alzheimer’s prevention?

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A new study has potentially linked gum disease with the development of this form of dementia. When consumers purchase dental insurance, it’s usually to help to prevent cavities or cover expensive oral procedures. That said, a new study has potentially connected the Alzheimer’s disease risk with a bacteria associated with gum disease. The study was published in the Science Advances journal, presenting a new understanding of dementia. Thought it’s too early for consumers to start rushing to buy dental insurance to help preserve their future cognitive function, this study has…

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Health insurance trends may be driving opioid epidemic

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A recent Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Study measured this effect. Health insurance trends toward greater popularity of coverage may be pushing along the opioid epidemic. The reason, according to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study, the reason is that the majority of private insurers as well as Medicare and Medicaid aren’t doing enough to stop it. The study examined coverage policies from major health insurance companies in 2017. The researchers looked into what the policies offered in terms of coverage for treating chronic lower…

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Mayo Clinic downsizing leads to heath insurance unit sale

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Corporate downsizing has led the highly reputed organization to take a new direction with its coverage. The Mayo Clinic has sold its health insurance unit in western Wisconsin. Patients covered by those policies will be offered a new option for their coverage. The policyholders were not without warning as the Mayo Clinic has been discussing it for years. The Mayo Clinic sold its health insurance unit to WEA Trust, a public employee insurer. The academic medical center decided within the last couple of years that it would put its health…

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CHIP funding will run dry in several states by the end of January

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Kids in many places across the country and whose families have low incomes will be without health insurance. CHIP funding was allowed to expire on September 30, 2017 and, despite the fact that the program has bipartisan support, it still has not been renewed. States have been doing what they could to compensate for the medical expenses without federal money. Unfortunately, some states haven’t fared as well as others. Now, many of the 9 million children enrolled in the program, as well as pregnant mothers and babies born over the…

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CVS Health to acquire Aetna in a $69 billion bid

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The retail pharmacy and health care company could create a significant shift in the insurance industry. CVS Health has made a serious bid to buy insurance giant Aetna for a price tag of about $69 billion. Should this acquisition close, it could push the retail chain further into the health care industry while offering a key client significant protection. The announcement of the health insurance company’s acquisition was made at the start of this week. This acquisition will have CVS Health Corp. paying approximately $207 in cash and stock for…

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CVS Health called “insane” for attempting to step into insurance industry

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Wall Street Analysts are baffled by the pharmacy and drug store chain’s potential Aetna purchase. CVS Health revealed its intentions to purchase nationwide insurance provider, Aetna. This would represent the company’s first steps into the health insurance industry. At the same time, it has Wall Street analysts puzzled over the decision. This entry into health insurance within the current atmosphere has analysts completely confused. Jeffries health care desk analyst, Jared Holz, called the CVS Health decision “insane.” Moreover, he also said that this move to acquire Aetna has arrived much…

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Health insurance market is experiencing a growth rate slowdown

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A government survey has shown that the growth rate within that market dropped significantly in 2016. A federal report has confirmed that the health insurance market growth rate is slowing down. In fact, this year saw a notable growth reduction when compared to the rates seen since the launch of the Affordable Care Act. Still, there is progress being made and at the start of the year, uninsured rates hit record lows. During the first three months of the year, the health insurance market was providing coverage for an additional…

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