Sarah Varney

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Californians Can Now Pay Cash For Health Insurance At 7-Eleven

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Many people who are eligible for federal health insurance subsidies don't have bank accounts, which makes it hard to pay premiums. A system in California lets them pay with cash at stores.


Lots Of Seniors Are Overweight, But Few Use Free Counseling For It

Monday, February 23, 2015

A little-known part of the Affordable Care Act pays primary care doctors to help overweight seniors lose weight. So why aren't more seniors taking advantage of the free weight loss counseling?


Soda-Makers Try To Take Fizz Out Of Bay Area Tax Campaigns

Monday, October 27, 2014

Voters will decide on a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks in Berkeley and a 2-cent-per-ounce tax in San Francisco. But the soda industry's lobbying group has spent millions blasting the measures.


For The Formerly Obese, Stigma Remains After Weight Is Lost

Monday, October 06, 2014

People who have lost significant weight are uneasy about revealing that in online dating profiles, because obesity is often judged as a moral failing. Research shows they have good reason to worry.


Intimacy and Obesity

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Gaining weight is not just a concern for personal or public health -- it also poses unique challenges when it comes to sex and relationships.

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Testosterone, The Biggest Men's Health Craze Since Viagra, May Be Risky

Monday, April 28, 2014

Clinics touting prescription testosterone as the answer to low energy and decreased sex drive are proliferating across the country. But these "low T" clinics may be putting men's health at risk.


Everybody Has A Price: Why This 'Invincible' Chose Insurance

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Warnings about red tape, long waits and multiple visits to sign up for Medicaid didn't scare Brad Stevens half as much as the alternative โ€” paying $2,500 out of pocket to see a thyroid specialist.


California Will Not Extend Canceled Health Policies

Friday, November 22, 2013

California has rejected President Obama's offer to extend canceled health insurance policies. The board that oversees the state's health insurance marketplace voted unanimously Thursd...


Therapists Explore Dropping Solo Practices To Join Groups

Thursday, October 24, 2013

In the past, many psychotherapists ran their own little businesses. But changes in health care coverage mean that many must start accepting insurance and doing paperwork. That's leadi...


Feds Say 'Unbanked' Can Buy Insurance With Prepaid Debit Cards

Thursday, August 29, 2013

About a quarter of uninsured people eligible for federal subsidies to help them pay for health coverage don't have bank accounts. A new rule would require insurers to accept payments ...


Obama Delays Implementing Another Part Of Affordable Care Act

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Obama administration has delayed implementation of another part of Affordable Care Act โ€” this time, it's the rules aimed at limiting out-of-pocket costs for patients.


Will A Health Insurer Sponsor The Next 'Jackass' Movie?

Friday, July 12, 2013

Soon, all Americans will have to buy health insurance or pay a fine. This sounds like a marketer's dream. But when the product you're selling is health insurance, there are some pitfalls.


Health Law Spared Young Adults From High Hospital Bills

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Young adults insured under their parents' plans were shielded from the potentially catastrophic cost of a medical emergency, a review of hospital records found. Researchers say $147 m...


For Many, Affordable Care Act Won't Cover Bariatric Surgery

Monday, May 27, 2013

Bariatric surgery has a good track record in combating the health risks of obesity. But new health exchanges in Mississippi and other Southern states won't pay for it, even though tho...


Health Insurance At 'Good Prices' Coming To Calif. Exchange

Friday, May 24, 2013

It's the first disclosure of prices in the nation's most populous state for individual health insurance that complies with the Affordable Care Act. The menu of affordable options surp...


Insurers Picked For California Health Exchange

Friday, May 24, 2013

In a key test of the federal health law's ability to draw competitive bids from health insurance companies, California has unveiled plans and prices that will be available next year ...


Latest Health Hurdle: Buying Insurance Without A Bank Account

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Most health plans accept a credit card for the first month's premium and then require customers to pay monthly with a check or an electronic transfer from a bank account. For people w...


Texas Medicaid Debate Complicated By Politics And Poverty

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

In Texas, it may be politically unwise to cross the governor, but some politicians and advocates in the poor Rio Grande Valley are starting to speak out in support of expanding Medica...


Why Millions Of Prescriptions Will No Longer Be Filled At Walgreens

Monday, January 09, 2012

Starting this year, many Americans may be surprised to find that their local Walgreens or Duane Reade is no longer in their insurance network. That's because of a dispute between two ...

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