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How Would You Pay for Cancer Treatment?

We’ve been hearing a lot of stories about how Americans without insurance have had to become resourceful in paying for their healthcare, but with skyrocketing healthcare costs, even Americans with health insurance are having to get creative in paying their medical bills:

On an overcast July night, Wendy “Bliss” Snipes greeted friends at Hill Top . . . → Read More: How Would You Pay for Cancer Treatment?

Tomorrow Is August… Have You Started Using Your FSA Yet?

Just a friendly reminder if you’re one of the millions of Americans who uses a flexible spending account (FSA) to help pay for your annual healthcare expenses. We’re more than halfway through the calendar year, so if you haven’t been using your FSA to help pay for your healthcare expenses so far this year, now . . . → Read More: Tomorrow Is August… Have You Started Using Your FSA Yet?

Operation Lone Star Gives Free Medical Care to More Than 5,000

Operation Lone Star wrapped up its annual week of free medical services in Texas for 2012, seeing more than 5,000 patients and providing almost 30,000 medical services:

Olga Flores of Donna does not have insurance. The 45 year-old home provider does not earn much, but she still does not qualify for federal health insurance programs . . . → Read More: Operation Lone Star Gives Free Medical Care to More Than 5,000

Health Insurance Rebate Checks Are in the Mail

If you’re one of the thousands of Americans who is still waiting for their health insurance rebate check, the good news is that the checks may finally be in the mail:

In St. Louis, Rabbi Randy Fleisher received a $2,808 rebate check earlier this month for his synagogue, which pays 100% of the health insurance . . . → Read More: Health Insurance Rebate Checks Are in the Mail

What Do Health Insurers Think Is “Medically Necessary”?

Sad health insurance story out of St. Louis today:

St. Louis reporter Carolyn Tuft Wilson suffers from a severe airway obstruction which is caused by her jawbones. Her specific jaw structure restricts her intake of oxygen by partially blocking her airflow. She has undergone nine different surgeries in an attempt to correct the condition but . . . → Read More: What Do Health Insurers Think Is “Medically Necessary”?

Would a Medicaid Expansion Save Lives?

The Affordable Care Act’s health insurance mandate may have passed Supreme Court scrutiny, but the Court put the kibosh on the planned Medicaid expansion, so this study by The New England Journal of Medicine makes for something to chew on:

Into the maelstrom of debate over whether Medicaid should cover more people comes a new . . . → Read More: Would a Medicaid Expansion Save Lives?

Generic Drug News: Bristol-Myers Files Suit to Block Generic Baraclude

Quick generic drug news for today. If you or a loved one suffers from hepatitis B, it’s bad news. Bristol-Myers Squibb has filed a lawsuit against Novartis to stop its generic version of hepatitis B drug Baraclude. Bristol-Myers filed the lawsuit last month against Novartis in U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, accusing . . . → Read More: Generic Drug News: Bristol-Myers Files Suit to Block Generic Baraclude

Colorado Shooting Victims Could Face Major Medical Bills

Sadly, one of the interesting stories coming out of the Colorado shootings last week is what is going to become of the shootings victims who have health insurance that’s inadequate for their care or no health insurance at all:

Some of the victims fighting for their lives after being wounded in last week’s Colorado theater . . . → Read More: Colorado Shooting Victims Could Face Major Medical Bills

Can a New Company Lower Your Health Costs?

After a steady stream of news about rising healthcare costs, we thought we had to share some news about an interesting new company which could be on the right track to lowering healthcare costs:

Would you try a company like Sherpaa? Tell us about it in our discussion forum!

. . . → Read More: Can a New Company Lower Your Health Costs?

13 States Cut Medicaid, How Could It Affect Your Prescriptions?

By now, you’ve probably heard that 13 states have cut their Medicaid in order to balance their budgets, a brutal blow while so many are still trying to climb their way out of the Great Recession. If you are affected by the . . . → Read More: 13 States Cut Medicaid, How Could It Affect Your Prescriptions?