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Cuts to Illinois Medicaid May Force Out Long-Term Patients

With state budgets busting at the seams, we’ve been watching some very painful cuts to state Medicaid budgets across the board. Today, we thought we’d share a story about how those Medicaid cuts are affecting long-term,  Medicaid patients in Illinois.

From the time he was paralyzed in a high school football game in 2000, Rasul “Rocky” Clark . . . → Read More: Cuts to Illinois Medicaid May Force Out Long-Term Patients

Finding Cheaper, More Affordable Seroquel…. Somewhere

At more than $200 a pop, it’s probably no surprise that we get lots of questions about trying to find cheaper, more affordable sources for Seroquel.  If you suffer from depression or bipolar depression, Seroquel is one of the most commonly-prescribed treatments for depression, but unfortunately, it’s also one of the most pricey.   

The good news is that . . . → Read More: Finding Cheaper, More Affordable Seroquel…. Somewhere

CIGNA Lifts Health Insurance Restrictions For Hurricane Victims

In the wake of Hurricane Irene’s devastation, health insurance giant CIGNA is lending a hand to its health insurance members who are affected by the storm by lifting medical and pharmacy restrictions. Through Friday, CIGNA health insurance members will be able to fill lost or damaged prescriptions early and access urgent care without the usual . . . → Read More: CIGNA Lifts Health Insurance Restrictions For Hurricane Victims

Are $10,000 A Month Prescription Drugs the Future?

With all the concern over the shortage of generic cancer drugs lately, you may have heard the good news that Pfizer has received FDA approval for their new gene-targeted lung cancer drug Xalkori. What you may not have heard about is the price tag for this new wonder drug, a whopping $9,600 a month for . . . → Read More: Are $10,000 A Month Prescription Drugs the Future?

Free Mammograms For Uninsured Women in Rochester, New York on September 17th

The Elizabeth Wende Breast Care, LLC in Rochester, New York along with the American Cancer Society and Cancer Services Program of Monroe County is offering free mammograms for uninsured women 40 years of age and older on September 17th from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Free mammograms are available to all women 40 and older without health . . . → Read More: Free Mammograms For Uninsured Women in Rochester, New York on September 17th

Appeals Court Orders Blue Shield To Pay for Woman’s Anorexia Treatment

In what could be a step forward for mental health patients, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Blue Shield of California must pay for a member’s anorexia treatment under the Mental Health Parity Act. According to the appeals court, the state Mental Health Parity Act requires insurers to provide the same health . . . → Read More: Appeals Court Orders Blue Shield To Pay for Woman’s Anorexia Treatment

How Much Do Health Insurance Premiums Vary From State to State? The Kaiser Family Foundation Finds Out

When people start thinking about moving, we always caution them to find out about how much health insurance will cost them in their new home state.  Between state regulations, cost of living, different availability of health insurance plans, it’s always something of a crapshoot on whether you end up in a state with health insurance . . . → Read More: How Much Do Health Insurance Premiums Vary From State to State? The Kaiser Family Foundation Finds Out

Mississippi Now Offers Free Mammograms Through Susan G. Komen for the Cure

We try to post as much as we can about the free mammogram programs that we come across, but today we thought we’d share a video on one of the programs made possible by Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto in Southaven, Mississippi is now offering free mammograms to uninsured and underinsured . . . → Read More: Mississippi Now Offers Free Mammograms Through Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Free Children’s Dental Clinic in North New Jersey

The Clifton Health Department is offering a free dental clinic to school aged children from 5 to 18 years old. Students who live in Clifton or Little Falls and receive free or reduced cost lunch or breakfast from the National School Lunch Program will qualify for this free dental clinic.

Services are provided by appointment . . . → Read More: Free Children’s Dental Clinic in North New Jersey

Retirement: Would Moving Across a State Line Help You Pay For Your Medicare and Prescription Drugs?

If you’re thinking about where to live when you retire, you’re probably thinking about where your friends and family live, what states have the mildest weather, and perhaps where the cost of living is nice and low.  If you’re on the ball with your healthcare needs, you may be thinking about what states have well-regarded . . . → Read More: Retirement: Would Moving Across a State Line Help You Pay For Your Medicare and Prescription Drugs?