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#Washington State to Offer Nation's First 'Public Option' Health #Insurance
Washington State to Offer Nation’s First ‘Public Option’ Health Insurance
 
'I Felt Americans Needed to Know': #Insurance Industry #Whistleblower Gives Glimpse of Effort to Crush #MedicareforAll
 
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I'll make a #prediction....as #health #insurance #providers begin to feel the squeeze to cut #costs, they'll just squeeze you. Here's how: they'll first offer " #features" that "help" you with "good health". Then, if you don't bite, they'll turn the feature into a " #requirement". If you still don't bite, they'll push and eventually hit you with the #force of #government. #HealthCare #bigbrother #SurveillanceState

It's coming, is my prediction. Got this friendly, happy smiling email today, in fact:
 

Insurance Company Says NotPetya Is an “Act of War”, Refuses to Pay


Earlier this month, I read a fascinating story from CPO Magazine and another from ZDNet about the refusal of Zurich American Insurance Company refusing to pay out a $100 million claim from consumer…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19060699
Posted by marklyon (karma: 786)
Post stats: Points: 117 - Comments: 68 - 2019-02-02T02:50:39Z

\#HackerNews #act #company #insurance #... Show more...
 

Some basic, back-of-the-envelope diabetes math:


U.S. Insulin costs per patient nearly doubled from 2012 to 2016

My diabetes medical supplies at cost without insurance (insulin, insulin pump supplies, and blood sugar test strips): About $28,934 per year before insurance and insurance discounts. ^

Most minimum wage earners have no insurance benefits form their employer. Federal minimum wage in the US is $7.25 / hour. At a standard 40 hour work week (no one earning minimum wage works a standard 40-hour work week, but it works for the math), that's $15,080 per year before any local, state, or federal taxes or other deductions from pay.

That means that I would have to work a minimum of 77 hours a week, if I had minimum wage jobs, just to get medical supplies AND NOT FUCKING DIE.

That's not including housing, transportation, food, non-diabetes illnesses, or anything else. That's 77 minimum-wage hours t... Show more...
 

We need mandatory public insurance


Cases like this - where a hospital charges people with private insurance outrageous sums to subsidize uninsured patients and those on Medicaid to the point that they are not "in network" with any private insurers - is precisely why the US needs at least German-style mandatory but regulated public insurance schemes (that are private-run) that every healthcare providers are required to accept (rich people can pay for private insurance on top, or opt out but can't opt back in).

Fun anecdote: despite Zuckerberg's donation causing the hospital to be renamed, they don't even take the insurance plan that most Facebook employees use.
A $20,243 bike crash: Zuckerberg hospital’s aggressive tactics leave patients with big bills
#healthcare #insurance
 

What We Learned From a Year of Americans ‘Risking It’ Without Insurance - Bloomberg


I dropped my medical insurance a couple of months ago. Having it was actually costing me money. My regular visits to my doctor (chronic pain, HRT) were covered at about 15% of total cost, and I was on the hook for the rest.

After dropping my policy, I qualify for financial aid through the local county hospital system. Doctor's visits are $30. Rx is $5 per script per month. With the insurance I had out of pocket for RX of $60-80 per script per month. GoodRx was cheaper (by a lot) than my insurance copay.

So I'm poor enough to qualify for medical assistance (not Medicaid or Medicare) and it's cheaper for me (total cost) to simply have no insurance. I'm far from the only person choosing to do the same. I haven't failed to notice that Repubs killing the ACA penalty for not carrying insurance (through the courts) helps m... Show more...
 

3 Insurance Technology Trends That Will Rule The Roost in 2019


#2019 #adaptive technology #cost-effective tech #fintech #health #insurance #insurance trends #roost #rule #tech #technology #trends #will

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We’re sure you’ll agree when we say: traditionally, the insurance industry worldwide has been dominated by massive national brands and legacy product lines and age-old technology. The change is already here and more changes are expected to disrupt the global insurance industry. The rapid evolution of insurance technology or insurtech that’s making waves in the […]

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3 Insurance Technology Trends That Will Rule The Roost in 2019
 

3 Insurance Technology Trends That Will Rule The Roost in 2019


#2019 #adaptive technology #cost-effective tech #fintech #health #insurance #insurance trends #roost #rule #tech #technology #trends #will

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We’re sure you’ll agree when we say: traditionally, the insurance industry worldwide has been dominated by massive national brands and legacy product lines and age-old technology. The change is already here and more changes are expected to disrupt the global insurance industry. The rapid evolution of insurance technology or insurtech that’s making waves in the […]

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3 Insurance Technology Trends That Will Rule The Roost in 2019
 

3 Insurance Technology Trends That Will Rule The Roost in 2019


#2019 #adaptive technology #cost-effective tech #fintech #health #insurance #insurance trends #roost #rule #tech #technology #trends #will

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We’re sure you’ll agree when we say: traditionally, the insurance industry worldwide has been dominated by massive national brands and legacy product lines and age-old technology. The change is already here and more changes are expected to disrupt the global insurance industry. The rapid evolution of insurance technology or insurtech that’s making waves in the […]

The post 3 Insurance Technology Trends That Will Rule The Roost in 2019 appeared first on ReadWrite.
3 Insurance Technology Trends That Will Rule The Roost in 2019
 

3 Insurance Technology Trends That Will Rule The Roost in 2019


#2019 #adaptive technology #cost-effective tech #fintech #health #insurance #insurance trends #roost #rule #tech #technology #trends #will

Image/photo

We’re sure you’ll agree when we say: traditionally, the insurance industry worldwide has been dominated by massive national brands and legacy product lines and age-old technology. The change is already here and more changes are expected to disrupt the global insurance industry. The rapid evolution of insurance technology or insurtech that’s making waves in the […]

The post 3 Insurance Technology Trends That Will Rule The Roost in 2019 appeared first on ReadWrite.
3 Insurance Technology Trends That Will Rule The Roost in 2019
 

3 Insurance Technology Trends That Will Rule The Roost in 2019


#2019 #adaptive technology #cost-effective tech #fintech #health #insurance #insurance trends #roost #rule #tech #technology #trends #will

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We’re sure you’ll agree when we say: traditionally, the insurance industry worldwide has been dominated by massive national brands and legacy product lines and age-old technology. The change is already here and more changes are expected to disrupt the global insurance industry. The rapid evolution of insurance technology or insurtech that’s making waves in the […]

The post 3 Insurance Technology Trends That Will Rule The Roost in 2019 appeared first on ReadWrite.
3 Insurance Technology Trends That Will Rule The Roost in 2019
 

3 Insurance Technology Trends That Will Rule The Roost in 2019


#2019 #adaptive technology #cost-effective tech #fintech #health #insurance #insurance trends #roost #rule #tech #technology #trends #will

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We’re sure you’ll agree when we say: traditionally, the insurance industry worldwide has been dominated by massive national brands and legacy product lines and age-old technology. The change is already here and more changes are expected to disrupt the global insurance industry. The rapid evolution of insurance technology or insurtech that’s making waves in the […]

The post 3 Insurance Technology Trends That Will Rule The Roost in 2019 appeared first on ReadWrite.
3 Insurance Technology Trends That Will Rule The Roost in 2019
 

3 Insurance Technology Trends That Will Rule The Roost in 2019


#2019 #adaptive technology #cost-effective tech #fintech #health #insurance #insurance trends #roost #rule #tech #technology #trends #will

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We’re sure you’ll agree when we say: traditionally, the insurance industry worldwide has been dominated by massive national brands and legacy product lines and age-old technology. The change is already here and more changes are expected to disrupt the global insurance industry. The rapid evolution of insurance technology or insurtech that’s making waves in the […]

The post 3 Insurance Technology Trends That Will Rule The Roost in 2019 appeared first on ReadWrite.
3 Insurance Technology Trends That Will Rule The Roost in 2019
 

3 Insurance Technology Trends That Will Rule The Roost in 2019


#2019 #adaptive technology #cost-effective tech #fintech #health #insurance #insurance trends #roost #rule #tech #technology #trends #will

Image/photo

We’re sure you’ll agree when we say: traditionally, the insurance industry worldwide has been dominated by massive national brands and legacy product lines and age-old technology. The change is already here and more changes are expected to disrupt the global insurance industry. The rapid evolution of insurance technology or insurtech that’s making waves in the […]

The post 3 Insurance Technology Trends That Will Rule The Roost in 2019 appeared first on ReadWrite.
3 Insurance Technology Trends That Will Rule The Roost in 2019
 

3 Insurance Technology Trends That Will Rule The Roost in 2019


#2019 #adaptive technology #cost-effective tech #fintech #health #insurance #insurance trends #roost #rule #tech #technology #trends #will

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We’re sure you’ll agree when we say: traditionally, the insurance industry worldwide has been dominated by massive national brands and legacy product lines and age-old technology. The change is already here and more changes are expected to disrupt the global insurance industry. The rapid evolution of insurance technology or insurtech that’s making waves in the […]

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3 Insurance Technology Trends That Will Rule The Roost in 2019
 
I've been in pain from my teeth, more or less continuously for twenty years. That and some other things have really ruined my life. Why dentistry is not covered by Health Insurance is a total mystery to me. Not that I've had health insurance very often. #teeth #pain #dentists #insurance
 
Hi Everyone,

If you live in the USA don't forget that open enrollment for health insurance is currently open and will end on December 15th.

https://www.healthcare.gov/

Take care,
-Randy
#health #insurance #aca #obamacare #openenrollment #healthinsurance
 



Paranoia or prudency?

An elderly relative with some health issues asked me to arrange travel insurance for a flight to Europe.
I checked out a list of insurance companies who specialize in passengers with medical problems online using Tor.

3 of the 7 I checked used Canvas Fingerprinting to try to record my device. It is a process that loads through a website’s #JavaScript and will request an image and #hex #number from my #graphics chip. Most #... Show more...
 
Will #Tech Make #Insurance #Obsolete in the #Future?


We profit from it, we fear it, and we find it impossibly hard to quantify: risk.
https://singularityhub.com/2018/10/18/will-tech-make-insurance-obsolete-in-the-future/
 
Earlier, someone asked me why I don't believe in "#homeownership". Here is my answer.

I have three main #reasons that I don't believe in "home ownership": (1) #financial (2) #political (3) #lifestyle.

(1) Financial

We are sold the idea that "a #house is an #investment". However you must #borrow a huge amount of #money, usually s... Show more...
 

Largest insurance company in Tenn. will stop covering OxyContin


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#bluecrossblueshield #cigna #company #covering #insurance #largest #oannewsroom #opioid #opioidcrisis #opioidepidemic #oxycontin #purduepharma #stop #tenn #tennessee #will
posted by pod_feeder
Largest insurance company in Tenn. will stop covering OxyContin
 

Insurance copays are higher than the cost of the drug about 25% of the time


Insurance copays are higher than the cost of the drug about 25 percent of the time, according to a study published in March by the University of Southern California’s Schaeffer Center for Health…
Article word count: 1522

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17795143
Posted by jabo (karma: 971)
Post stats: Points: 128 - Comments: 65 - 2018-08-19T17:12:40Z

\#HackerNews #about #are #copays #co... Show more...
 

Alberta man changes legal gender to save car insurance

An #Alberta #man has legally #changed his #gender purely to #benefit from the lower #car #insurance rates offered to #women.


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What travel insurance really means


The story of how my insurer left me to pickup a $20,000 medical bill.
Article word count: 2974

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17548285
Posted by rsbadger (karma: 59)
Post stats: Points: 186 - Comments: 56 - 2018-07-17T08:54:29Z

\#HackerNews #insurance #means #really #travel #what
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#Healthcare costs skyrockets to over $28,000 per year for a family of four in the #USA

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/06/michael-snyder/28166-what-it-costs-to-provide-health-care-for-an-american-family-of-four-for-one-year/

#news #economics #insurance #middleclass #health #medical #Obamacare
$28,166: What It Costs To Provide Health Care
 

Govt's crop insurance scheme sees a fall in farmer enrolment


\#agriculture #scheme #farmer #insurance
 
The #ACA disaster takes its toll on the clinical laboratory as the wealthy, affluent #patients opt out of #insurance

https://www.darkdaily.com/even-higher-income-americans-are-frustrated-with-high-health-insurance-costs-many-drop-coverage-and-switch-to-concierge-care-clinical-laboratories-may-be-affected-by-trend-518/

#health #medicine #CLS #MLS #MT #MLT #lab #clinicallaboratory #AAB #AMT #USA #news
Even Higher-Income Americans are Frustrated with High Health Insurance Costs; Many Drop Coverage and Switch to Concierge Care; Clinical Laboratories May Be Affected by Trend
 

Modicare will put pressure on healthcare providers to cut rates


\#modicare #modi #health #care #insurance #medical
 

Smartphone cradle used to cheat “10k steps/day” health insurance discounts


HN link: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16960298
Posted by pizza (karma: 4371)
Post stats: Points: 100 - Comments: 130 - 2018-04-30T17:07:07Z

\#HackerNews #10k #cheat #cradle #day #discounts #health #insurance #smartphone #steps #used
HackerNewsBot debug: Calculated post rank: 110 - Loop: 355 - Rank min: 100 - Author rank: 26
 

Ringleader in $23M insurance fraud lived 'lavish lifestyle' with Bentley, $64G watch and oceanfront home


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#23m #64g #bentley #fraud #home #insurance #lavish #lifestyle #lived #oceanfront #ringleader #watch
posted by pod_feeder
 

Senate fast-tracks bill legalizing Hemp as Agriculture product





#Legislation that would #legalize #hemp as an #agricultural product is getting fast-tracked through the #Senate.

The #bill, introduced last week by #... Show more...
 
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