Michelle Andrews appears in the following:
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
The list of preventive services that insurers would cover without a copay could grow to include mammograms for younger women and perhaps even vasectomies for men.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
The IRS limits health plans linked to health savings accounts from covering most care until the deductible is paid off. Proposed legislation would expand what's allowed before that happens.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Research on patients with testicular cancer and on others fighting a brain malignancy finds that people who are privately insured are more likely to be diagnosed earlier and survive longer.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Doctors worry that requiring patients to see a separate genetic counselor will keep them from getting tested for mutations that significantly increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Most screening tests for colon cancer are covered by insurance. But if the results are positive, patients may require a diagnostic colonoscopy that may not be fully paid for by insurance.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Although a CDC study released Tuesday found that 80 percent of cases develop outside the hospital or at a nursing home, many people still don't know about this lethal medical condition.
Friday, August 19, 2016
The lower the household income, the less likely it is for children to receive needed eye exams. The income effect was independent of insurance status, a study found.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
It can be hard to figure out if genetic tests for breast and ovarian cancer and other services important to women are covered, because health plans often don't list them in the summary of benefits.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Consumers often blame drug companies for the rapidly rising costs of some commonly used generic drugs. But changes made by insurers influence the price of these drugs, too, it turns out.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Hospital systems are building tiny full-service hospitals in urban and suburban markets. They have a full array of emergency services, but only a handful of beds for admitted patients.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Despite government policies designed to encourage health coverage for these children, many families are thwarted by confusing rules and regulations, advocacy groups say.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
The administration is focused on getting more young adults into marketplace coverage, but these people often have trouble making the change from family plans or Medicaid coverage.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
When children up to the age of 26 can stay on the family health insurance plan, it can be difficult for them to keep their medical information private from Mom and Dad.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Consumers worried that health issues might thwart a planned vacation may want to look into travel insurance that allows them to cancel the trip for any reason.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Researchers report that performance standards set by federal health officials may have led to many patients being dropped from transplant lists without an improvement in survival rates.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Federal and state laws are designed to protect the privacy of patients' health information. But sometimes leaving parents of adult children out of the loop can complicate the patient's recovery.
Friday, May 27, 2016
Bronze plans provide the least generous coverage of the four tiers on insurance marketplaces, paying 60 percent of benefits, on average, compared with 70 percent for the more popular silver plans.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Dr. Abraham Nussbaum, author of a book examining the drive toward standardized quality measures and checklists, says he fears medicine is becoming just another job and not the calling it should be.
Friday, May 20, 2016
A third of patients with HIV and lung cancer failed to receive treatment for the cancer, compared with 14 percent of those who were HIV-negative. It's one example among many of disparate treatment.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Some insurers continue to sell coverage to individuals on the open market even after deciding to exit the health law's marketplaces.