Tag Archives: insurance

Bye-Bye to Health Insurance ‘Birthday Rule’? Kansas Lawmaker Floats Fix

When Kayla Kjelshus gave birth to her first child, the infant spent seven days in the neonatal intensive care unit, known as the NICU. This stressful medical experience was followed by an equally stressful financial one. Because of an obscure health insurance policy called the “birthday rule,” Kjelshus and her husband, Mikkel, were hit with… Read More »

Election Issue Spotlight: “Junk” Insurance Makes a Pandemic Even Worse

By ROSEMARIE DAY and NIKO LEHMAN-WHITE One of the most important responsibilities of the American government is to protect its citizens from harmful industry practices, from lead poisoning to dangerous pharmaceuticals to financial meltdowns. Its record is far from perfect, but government regulators usually act in good faith and in turn earn the trust of… Read More »

How to Get Health Insurance if Worried About Coronavirus or Unemployment – The New York Times

Most working-age Americans get their health insurance through their employer. Which means a job loss during the coronavirus pandemic could mean losing your health insurance. In past economic crises, options for buying affordable health insurance were limited. But provisions in the Affordable Care Act, along with actions taken recently by Congress and some states, mean… Read More »

Scaling Health Insurance Disruption | Ali Diab, Collective Health

Health Tech Dec 17, 2019• By JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH Ali Diab, CEO & Co-Founder of Collective Health, wants to talk about healthcare affordability and the fact that consumerism doesn’t really exist when it comes to healthcare because we don’t really have a functioning market. The “Real” buyers — from the federal government to large… Read More »

Elizabeth Warren: Laid off healthcare workers can work in auto and life insurance industries

Sen. Elizabeth Warren recommended that health insurance workers laid off by her Medicare for All plan switch over to the auto and life insurance industries. “Where do those who work in health insurance go when private insurance is eliminated?” a reporter asked the Massachusetts Democrat on Friday. Warren responded by saying, “No one gets left… Read More »