health care insurance providers Articles

health care insurance providers Articles

Health care providers help foil ID thefts (Detroit News)
ID cards used by hundreds of thousands of Metro Detroiters to tap into health care services have also opened the door for identity thieves.

AHIP Hosts Briefing on Rewarding Quality Performance in Health Care (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of America''s Health Insurance Plans, today hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss various initiatives that are in progress around the country to recognize and reward quality care instead of the quantity of care provided to consumers.

Don Walton: Meatpacking challenges rural health care (Lincoln Journal Star)
The relatively new concentration of meatpacking plants in small towns has created a challenge for rural health care providers. That''s one of the least-publicized problems facing immigrant and migrant workers in Nebraska, an East Carolina University researcher says.

Health care fares well (Montana Standard)
HELENA Lawmakers have made health insurance affordable to small businesses, prescription drugs cheaper for the elderly and provided poor children an opportunity to visit doctors and dentists.

Health care providers say they struggle to meet patients'' needs (The Union Leader and NewHampshire Sunday News)
BEDFORD — Cultural differences, language barriers and lack of insurance pose formidable barriers to caring for the state''s urban minority, immigrant and refugee populations, various speakers said yesterday at a forum on urban health care.

Lawmakers boost state health care (Billings Gazette)
HELENA - Lawmakers have made health insurance more affordable to small businesses and prescription drugs cheaper for the elderly while providing poor children an opportunity to visit doctors and dentists.

Teachers wrangle over insurance (Northwestern)
NEENAH — Both the Neenah school board and teachers union agree the teachers'' current self-funded health insurance plan is too costly and is eating away at salaries.

Doing your homework (BizJournals)
Providing health insurance for employees is one of the biggest challenges facing small business owners. In 2003, almost half of all small businesses experienced health insurance premium hikes of more than 15 percent, according to a survey conducted by the , a nonprofit foundation that provides information on health-care issues to policymakers and the public.

U.S. Governors Consider Medicaid Reform (The Sacramento Union)
The nation''s governors, weighing what to tell Congress they want from Medicaid reform, may take aim at the common practice of seniors giving away their assets so the government pays for nursing home care. They could also demand that the poor pay a share—or a greater share—of their health care bills. Those proposals, along with more consumer-friendly recommendations like tax credits for long-term

Providers To Be in Compliance With New HIPAA Security Rule Thursday, USA (Medical News Today)
Physicians, hospitals, insurance companies and other health professionals on Thursday will be required to be in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act security rule, which took effect April 1, the... Wall Street Journal reports.