health care plus insurance Articles

health care plus insurance Articles

State auditor developing affordable health insurance program (Missoulian)
Help is on the horizon for many Montana residents, like Bruce and Lauri Mosbrucker of Hamilton, who have no health insurance, according to state Auditor John Morrison.

AARP: 50+ Folk Say Health ''Mixed'' (CBS News)
According to an annual report released by AARP, fewer Americans over the age of 50 say they''re in good overall health. Also, obesity and lack of health insurance continute to rise among American seniors, the report says.

AARP Finds Seniors'' Health Status ''Mixed'' (WebMD)
A declining number of Americans over 50 say that they''re in good overall health, while obesity and lack of health insurance continue to rise among U.S. seniors, according to the AARP.

Health care in Vietnam (Green Left Weekly)
Contrary to the assertions of Pham Minh (Write On, GLW #623), in Vietnam, a poor country (US$430 GDP per capita) with 80 million people, health care is free for: (1) Ethnic minorities, some 10 million people, or 13% of the population, who are the poorest, and living in the remotest regions; (2) Others defined as "the poor", to whom free health-care cards are provided under the province-level

Home Health-Care Workers to Be Laid Off; Panhandle Health District Says Private Companies Will Pick Up Clients (RedNova)
The escalating cost of health insurance is forcing the Panhandle Health District to lay off workers and cut a program that serves hundreds of senior citizens from the Canadian border to the southern tip of Benewah County.

S.F. weighs plan requiring businesses to offer health insurance (Piedmonter)
SAN FRANCISCO - The city is considering a proposal to require businesses to provide workers with health insurance. San Francisco already has approved labor-friendly initiatives to boost the minimum wage and make city contractors offer domestic partner benefits.

SAN FRANCISCO City debates mandate for health benefits Proposal would require employers to provide insurance (San Francisco Chronicle)
San Francisco, which has been at the forefront of labor-friendly initiatives to increase the local minimum wage and make city contractors offer domestic partners benefits, may now require businesses to provide their workers with health insurance.

Health care providers say they struggle to meet patients'' needs (The Union Leader and NewHampshire Sunday News)
BEDFORD — Cultural differences, language barriers and lack of insurance pose formidable barriers to caring for the state''s urban minority, immigrant and refugee populations, various speakers said yesterday at a forum on urban health care.

Daily Feature In Brief (Sunderland Echo)
HEALTH and the NHS will be at the front of voters'' minds when they put their cross in the box on... Are our travel operators going the distance? TRANSPORT affects us all, whether we ride, drive, cycle or walk. As traffic queues seem to lengthen...

This budget cut makes them sick: Hospitals knock plan to reduce state funds for uninsured care (Boston Herald)
A Beacon Hill budget proposal would slash $120 million from a fund that reimburses hospitals for care to the uninsured - with most costs likely passed on to consumers, a hospital lobbying group claims...