Gender reassignment insurance included in UC Berkeley health plan

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A spectrum of different procedures associated with the transition and maintenance are covered. The University of California Berkeley announced that gender reassignment insurance coverage is included in its health plans. This means transgender students will be able to obtain coverage for a wide range of elective procedures linked to transitioning. The coverage includes quite an array of different procedures such as electrolysis hair removal. Students traditionally feel frustrated with the cost of health plans. This year, transgender students may feel relief from the gender reassignment insurance coverage. This announcement occurred…

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Climate change could spark more wildfires around the world

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Insurers becoming increasingly concerns over the effects of climate change Climate change is a highly politicized issue that has generated a great deal of controversy over the years. Though the issue has caused division in numerous industries and within the political world itself, it has been better received by the global insurance industry. Climate change and its potential effects have caused a great deal of concern amongst insurers who have long kept tabs on changes in environments and weather patterns. Because climate change could spur profound financial losses, insurers are…

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Study shows higher Medicaid primary care spending linked to lower hospitalization spending

A Medicaid study published in the Health Affairs Journal in July 2011, has shown that in some states, there is a link between spending more in Medicaid primary care and spending less on hospitalizations. It has been widely accepted by health policy experts that spending in Medicaid varies significantly from one state to another, and among the regions within those states. However, what is not as evident is the way in which the prices and the usage patterns impact the Medicaid spending differences among the states. What had also not…

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Study shows driving with low blood alcohol level is still unsafe

A study performed by a sociologist at the University of California, San Diego, showed that no amount of blood alcohol – even levels that are well within the legal limit – is safe for drivers. Though the blood alcohol limit for driving within the United States is 0.08 percent, this new study has shown that even drivers who have a very low blood alcohol level and are well inside the legal limit have an increased risk of incapacitating injury and death while behind the wheel. The study was published within…

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