Category Archives: Health Insurance

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Health Insurance Premiums Aren’t Rising as Fast as Predicted

According to a new report, health insurance premiums through public exchanges rose an average of 8% between 2015 and 2016. However, this only amounted to an increase of about $4 per month.

One of the biggest reasons that …

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: CA Bill To Allow Undocumented Immigrants Health Insurance

Under a new proposed bill, California would become the first state to ask the U.S. government to allow undocumented immigrants to purchase health insurance via a state exchange. Authored by Democratic Senator Ricardo Lara, this bill would request that …

President’s Win Is Reprieve For ‘Obamacare’

President Barack Obama’s victory cements the Affordable Care Act, expanding coverage to millions but leaving weighty questions about how to pay for it and other care to be delivered to an increasingly unhealthy, aging population.

“The reelection of Obama and …

Settlement To Deliver Victory For Tens Of Thousands Of Older And Disabled Adults Served By Medicare

Burlington, Vt. – The Center for Medicare Advocacy and co-counsel from Vermont Legal Aid today announced that plaintiffs and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius filed a Settlement Agreement in the landmark case of Jimmo v. Sebelius, bringing …

Medicare To Tie Doctors’ Pay To Quality, Cost Of Care

Twenty thousand physicians in four Midwest states received a glimpse into their financial future last month. Landing in their e-mail inboxes were links to reports from Medicare showing the amount their patients cost on average as well as the quality …

Imagining the Unimaginable

As I listen to the news of the recent Mega Millions jackpot of over $600 million, my dreams aren’t about fast cars, vast mansions, or plush vacations. My thoughts revolve around my diabetes. How awesome would it be to have …