America has an aging population increasing the need for physicians. AAMC estimates a shortage of 91,500 physicians by 2020.
HealthCare Advocates just won another IVIG case for PANS / PANDAS. The insurance company had denied coverage but we proved the IVIG was medically necessary.
Veterans finding it difficult to get an appointment at the VA may obtain care from a private physician. http://www.nonvacare.va.gov/NONVACARE/PC3/veterans.asp
A survey of 2,500 women found that for every 7 pounds lost, she loses 1 friend due to jealousy or lifestyle change.
Enrollment in Obamacare has reached 6 million, and 25% of those people are between the ages of 18 and 34. The question that remains is how many people will not pay the premiums or drop-off after 1 or 2 months?
Enrollment has reached 6 million. The question that remains is how many people will not pay the premiums or drop-off after 1 or 2 months?
Americans who kept health plans that don’t comply with the ACA
requirements will be able to renew those policies for two more years.
The current state of insurance is long on-hold times to reach a representative at an insurance company. Another issue is that some insurance companies have not finalized the plan policies so members do not have a way to understand their full plan benefits.
Insurance companies are denying insurance due to pre-existing conditions – a violation of the law or a trick?
The Affordable Care Act is clear that as of 2014, people cannot be denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions. Interestingly, HealthCare Advocates has been receiving calls from people that are being denied coverage for pre-existing conditions. What is the gimmick you ask? It is still 2013 and the law does not take effect until 2014. This allows the insurance companies to deny undesirable members up and until January 1, 2014.
Of course most people would think, “doesn’t the insurance company have to tell me this or suggest that I apply in 2014?” While it would seem like the decent thing to do, the insurance companies may deny people coverage based on pre-existing conditions up until January 1, 2014. If you have a pre-existing condition, just apply after the 1st of the year.
The Internal Revenue Service announced that the healthcare flexible spending accounts’ use-it-or-lose-it rule has been changed. The new rule has been changed to allow people to carry a maximum of $500 from one year to the next.