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Free Mammograms at the ANWA Basic Free Medical Clinic in Silver Springs, Maryland April 6th

Free mammogram alert for next Wednesday!  The ANWA Basic Free Medical Clinic of Silver Springs, Maryland is offering free mammograms on on April 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The ANWA Basic Free Medical Clinic already provides free basic medical care on the last Sunday every month, but this special free mammogram event is . . . → Read More: Free Mammograms at the ANWA Basic Free Medical Clinic in Silver Springs, Maryland April 6th

FDA Will Not Ban Generic Versions of Premature Birth Drug Makena, Prices Can Stay Affordable

KV Pharmaceuticals may have won FDA approval for a brand-name version of Makena (hydroxyprogesterone caproate), a synthetic form of the hormone progesterone, but they may have lost the war. And for expectant parents struggling to cover all of their pre-natal healthcare costs, that can only be good news.

It seemed to be good news when KV . . . → Read More: FDA Will Not Ban Generic Versions of Premature Birth Drug Makena, Prices Can Stay Affordable

Healthcare Reform: Obama Administration Delays New Rules On Health Insurance Denials

This week the Obama Administration announced that they are delaying enforcement of new healthcare reform rules on denials and reductions of health insurance benefits.  The rules were originally planned to be enforced beginning in July.

If you’ve ever had a health insurance claim denied (like us!), this is probably especially disappointing to hear.  The new healthcare . . . → Read More: Healthcare Reform: Obama Administration Delays New Rules On Health Insurance Denials

Are the Costs of Your Prescription Drugs Breaking Your Bank? An Older Drug Could Be the Cheaper Answer

If you’ve ever gone to pick up your prescription drugs at the pharmacy, and almost had a heart attack when you got your bill, we’re wondering if you’ve ever tried one or more older prescription drugs to treat your medical condition.  Older prescription drugs are almost always much cheaper than newer drugs (even if they’re . . . → Read More: Are the Costs of Your Prescription Drugs Breaking Your Bank? An Older Drug Could Be the Cheaper Answer

Link Of the Day: Cutting Employer Healthcare Costs with OpenHealthMarket.Net

If you’re an employer scrambling to provide healthcare to your employees, this link might be the answer to some recent prayers. OpenHealthMarket.netis an online healthcare “matchmaker” of sorts which gives self-insured employers an affordable way to find healthcare for their employees, and best of all, OpenHealthMarket.net is free to employers. (OpenHealthMarket.net currently does not charge . . . → Read More: Link Of the Day: Cutting Employer Healthcare Costs with OpenHealthMarket.Net

Tax Season Tip: Health Insurance Tax Deductions for the Self-Employed

We’re finishing up our tax season tips for this year, but even though this tax tip is last, it’s certainly not least.  If you are self-employed, there is a new change in the tax code which allows you to deduct the cost of your health insurance premiums against your self-employment taxes.  And if you’ve ever had to pay self-employment taxes, you . . . → Read More: Tax Season Tip: Health Insurance Tax Deductions for the Self-Employed

Is Your Local Emergency Room in Your Health Insurance Network?

Quick myheaLthpeak.com quiz on health insurance basics?  How many of you have checked to see if your doctor and local hospital are in your health insurance network?

You’ve checked?  Good. 

Now, onto the advanced question.  Have you checked on whether your hospital’s emergency room is also part of your health insurance network?

Whhhhaaaattt?  If my . . . → Read More: Is Your Local Emergency Room in Your Health Insurance Network?

Lawsuit May Keep Generic OxyContin Off The Shelves

Bad news if you suffer from chronic moderate to severe pain. Watson Pharmaceuticals may have filed applications with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to sell a generic version of OxyContin(oxycodone), but it looks like there may now be a major speed bump before generic OxyContin hits a pharmacy near you.

Purdue Pharma which makes OxyContin . . . → Read More: Lawsuit May Keep Generic OxyContin Off The Shelves

More Information on Remote Area Medical (RAM) Free Medical, Dental, Vision Clinic in Sacramento April 1st Thru April 4th

We finally have some more information on Remote Area Medical’s free health clinic in Sacramento on April 1-4, 2011 to share with you.

The free health clinic will be at Cal-Expo buildings C and D. Patient parking will be available in Lot C. Free services will be provided to adults and children by volunteer health . . . → Read More: More Information on Remote Area Medical (RAM) Free Medical, Dental, Vision Clinic in Sacramento April 1st Thru April 4th

Vermont Moves One Step Closer to Single-Payer Healthcare System

The State of Vermont moved one step closer to being the first state in the union to adopt a single-payer healthcare system this week.  After a full day and evening of debate, the Vermont legislature voted 89 to 47 to put the state on the path to moving towards a single-payer heatlthcare system.  Vermont’s Governor . . . → Read More: Vermont Moves One Step Closer to Single-Payer Healthcare System