Julie Appleby appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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.