Could health food insurance support preventative medicine and natural treatments?

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Doctors and healthcare providers are increasingly pursuing food-based interventions. Health food insurance could one day be on its way to American plans. Just as health plans currently cover some prevention, prescriptions, procedures and doctor visits, they may one day cover certain foods. The idea is that food-based interventions can effectively prevent or treat certain conditions. The food-based intervention trend is rapidly expanding across the United States. In this way, doctors are recommending that patients prevent conditions by eating right. Similarly, some conditions can be treated more effectively when a patient…

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Texas health insurance covering more than ever, except the poor

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The state has been very successful in decreasing the size of the uninsured population but not among the lowest income groups. The number of people without Texas health insurance has been steadily falling since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. However, this is not the case among the state’s poorest population. Though Obamacare has been helping people to purchase health plans, those with low incomes are staying uninsured. This failure to successfully decrease the number of low income residents without Texas health insurance has made the state a leader…

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Medical insurance issues in the WWE are placing performances at risk

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The organization has updated its requirements and refusal to undergo random checks could stop talent from performing. The WWE has recently informed its contract talent that they have changed their requirements for medical insurance to the point that as of February 21, 2016, the organization will begin to conduct random checks alongside the insurers of the talent in order to make certain that all information that has been provided is accurate and up to date. The requirement for health insurance that is maintained by the talent themselves began back in…

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Arizona health insurance co-op is finally finding some traction

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Insurance co-op reports skyrocketing enrollment numbers this year Arizona’s non-profit health insurance co-op has seen a major increase in enrollment following poor enrollment predictions in 2014. Last year, the co-op was audited by the Department of Health and Human Services, which found that enrollment numbers were abysmal, with the co-op only providing coverage for some 869 people. This is only 4% of the co-op’s enrollment target of 24,000, making it one of the worst performing health insurance co-ops in the country. Meritus is finding traction among consumers in Arizona Despite…

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More people have health insurance, but cannot pay for medical care

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Survey shows that consumers are struggling to pay for medical care themselves The Affordable Care Act has made it possible for millions of people in the United States to obtain health insurance coverage, but the federal law may be falling short when it comes to addressing the cost associated with medical care. A new survey from Families USA shows that many people cannot afford the out-of-pocket costs of their medical care. The health insurance policies that these people have are not making it more possible for them to access medical…

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11.4 million people sign up for health insurance coverage in the US

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More than 11 million people have used insurance exchanges to find the coverage that they need The open enrollment period for health insurance exchanges in the United States has come to an end and the White House has announced that 11.4 million people signed up for coverage through these exchanges. Many people opted to seek out insurance coverage through these exchanges because of the availability of subsidies from the federal government. These subsidies are offered through the Affordable Care Act and have helped offset the cost of insurance policies for…

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Is Health Insurance Worth It?

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Health insurance can be a tricky subject. Many people consider insurance coverage to be vital, holding a place of importance in their lives that few other things approach. Others tolerate insurance coverage, thinking of its as a necessary expense that they are neither fond of nor hate. Still others believe that insurance is a waste of money that could be better spent on other things. Like all forms of insurance, the value of health coverage is a matter of perspective. In the U.S., health insurance coverage is mandatory, but that…

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