Julie Appleby

Julie Appleby appears in the following:

Many Flexible Health Plans Come With A Costly Trap

Thursday, December 03, 2015

A growing number of marketplace plans leave consumers responsible for potentially unlimited out-of-network health care bills, despite expectations that there are caps in place.


Premiums Rise Faster For Flexible Health Plans Than For HMOs

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The cost of health plans that allow more choices of doctors and hospitals is rising almost twice as much as those with rigid networks, finds an analysis of markets around the country.


Cancer Society Asks Regulators To Limit Insurers' Charges For Key Drugs

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Many covered medicines come with high out-of-pocket costs for patients, the American Cancer Society says in a report that calls for restrictions on the tabs insurers can pass along to patients.


N.Y. Takes Action Against Surprise Medical Bills From Urgent Care Clinics

Friday, October 16, 2015

An agreement between New York's attorney general and four companies that operate urgent care centers in the state aims to curb confusing billing practices that left unwitting consumers on the hook.


Overtesting Of Employees Can Be A Side Effect Of Workplace Wellness

Monday, October 05, 2015

Cholesterol screening is probably the most contentious test. Medical groups differ on the age at which testing should start and how often cholesterol should be measured.


7 Questions To Ask Your Boss About Wellness Privacy

Sunday, October 04, 2015

More employers than ever are nudging workers toward plans that screen them for risks, monitor their activity and encourage them to make healthful choices. Can you trust the boss to keep the data safe?


Airports' Backscatter Scanners Met Radiation Standards, Panel Says

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The machines, pulled in 2013, expose travelers and airport workers to a dose of radiation well within acceptable limits — a factor of 10 below recommended safety standards.


Report: Errors In Diagnosis Are Common And Will Take Teamwork To Fix

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Mistakes in diagnosis are a factor in 10 percent of patient deaths, the Institute of Medicine says. Better training, computer systems and coordination of care are needed to curb the problem.


When Does Workplace Wellness Become Coercive?

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A small but growing number of employers tie financial incentives to losing weight and exercising. The cost of nonparticipation can be so high that critics question whether workers have a true choice.


Obamacare Heads Back to the Supreme Court

Monday, March 02, 2015

The case, King Vs. Bruwell, challenges the federal exchange that has helped more than 9 million people get low cost health insurance.

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Healthier Patients May Have To Wait For Costly Hepatitis C Drugs

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Private insurers, as well as those serving Medicaid patients, are wrestling with how to cover the new drugs. Many say they will require prior approval and may be limited to the sickest patients.


What Do the New ACA Developments Mean?

Friday, November 15, 2013

President Barack Obama announced yesterday insurance companies can reinstate healthcare plans that were cancelled, or maintain existing plans that would otherwise have been cancelled ...

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Why Some Americans' Health Insurance Policies Are Being Cancelled Under the ACA

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The latest issue in the ACA's rocky debut: more and more individuals are receiving letters from their insurers warning that their policy will be cancelled at the end of this year, des...

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Why Insurers Cancel Policies, And What You Can Do About It

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

No one knows for sure right now how many of the estimated 14 million people who buy their own coverage are getting cancellation notices, but the numbers appear to be big. Some insurer...


How Long Do They Really Have To Fix That Obamacare Website?

Monday, October 21, 2013

President Obama says he's pretty frustrated with the messed-up computer system for insurance enrollment under the Affordable Care Act. If he gets it fixed by mid-November all will be ...


Health Insurers Go It Alone

Friday, June 15, 2012

As the Supreme Court's decision looms on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, Julie Appleby, a reporter for Kaiser Health News, discusses the announcement by three major insurance companies that they will continue to adhere to some provisions of the Obama health reforms regardless of the Court's ruling.

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