Health insurance plans frequently deny new weight loss medication claims

Health Insurance declined - weight loss medication

Patients are finding that the drugs they were hoping would help them fight obesity might not be an option. Obesity patients prescribed new weight loss medications are discovering that the drugs they were counting on to help them to reduce their BMI often aren’t covered by their health insurance plans. Medications such as Wegovy have been making headlines since they received FDA approval. Many obesity patients who were desperate for a new option to try to treat their disease were thrilled when they heard that there were new medications available.…

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Why are many people looking to long term care insurance again in 2024

Long term care insurance 2024

Consumers have been drifting away from this costly coverage in recent years but are looking into it again. Long term care insurance is a type of coverage that many people have been abandoning in recent years due to the skyrocketing cost associated with keeping it up. That said, this year, consumers are starting to inquire about it once more, which many people hadn’t expected in the current economy. There are many reasons that consumers are wondering if this type of policy has value after all. Within the current economy, many…

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Many kids in the US don’t have health insurance or are underinsured

No health insurance for kid

A recent study showed that children across the country have inconsistent medical coverage. Kids with public health insurance in the United States are experiencing greater rates of inconsistent coverage, though lower rates of underinsurance when compared to those covered on the private market, said a recent study published in the JAMA Health Forum. The results of the study were based on an analysis of data from 203,691 children in the US. The health insurance research was conducted by a team from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health under Jamie…

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All undocumented immigrants in California offered health insurance

Health insurance - California coverage

This makes California the first state in the country to implement such a regulation. California has become the first state in the country to offer health insurance to all undocumented immigrants. The coverage is available as of January 1 and represents a first anywhere in the country. Beginning this year, all undocumented immigrants in California will be able to qualify for Medi-Cal, which is the state’s version of the health insurance. This is true regardless of the age of the individual. Until last year, undocumented immigrants could not qualify to…

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Number of Pennsylvania kids without health insurance rose by 19,000 last year

Pennsylvania Health insurance - Kids in shadow reaching for sky

From 2021 to 2022, the uninsured rate among children in the state saw a sharp spike. Pennsylvania is among only three states in the country in which the percentage of children without health insurance rose from 2021 to 2022. The data was released by the Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children in a report on the subject. The data doesn’t appear all that worrying at first glance. The increase in kids without health insurance rose by 4.4 percent in 2021 and by 5.2 percent in 2022. That said, that small shift in…

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