Expanded health care subsidies stay intact under Inflation Reduction Act

FatCamera | E+ | Getty Images Households that get help paying for health insurance through the public marketplace are likely to continue qualifying for more generous subsidies under a congressional bill moving closer to final approval. The Inflation Reduction Act, which cleared the Senate on Sunday, includes an extension of temporarily expanded health insurance subsidies … Read more

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland briefs press on DOJ lawsuit challenging Idaho abortion law

(Attorney General Merrick Garland is scheduled to begin speaking at 1:30 pm ET. Please refresh the page if the video above doesn’t play at that time.) The US Justice Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to invalidate Idaho’s new restrictive abortion law on the grounds that it violates federal law requiring most hospitals to give … Read more

One Medical deal gives it access to my most personal info

One Medical clinic One Medical For the better part of a decade, One Medical has been my primary care provider. It’s convenient, with locations around the Bay Area, and I like being able to schedule a same-day physical or get a quick referral to a specialist. One Medical knows a lot about me. In addition … Read more

President Joe Biden likely has Covid-19 BA.5 variant; symptoms improving

President Joe Biden, who tested positive today for Covid-19 this morning, posts on Twitter “Folks, I’m doing great. Thanks for your concern. Just called Senator Casey, Congressman Cartwright, and Mayor Cognetti (and my Scranton cousins!) to send my regrets for missing our event today.” Courtesy: White House President Joe Biden likely has the BA.5 Covid-19 … Read more

Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision could affect health insurance coverage

Golero | E + | Getty Images Even when Roe v. Wade was in effect and women had the legal right to an abortion no matter where they lived in the US, health insurance coverage of the procedure was limited. Many states restrict what plans can cover, and a decadeslong national law bans the use … Read more

Agency can expand birth control access under Medicaid if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure testifies before the Senate Finance Committee during her nomination hearing to be administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in Washington on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Caroline Brehman | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images In her first year as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Chiquita Brooks-Lasure … Read more

A possible reduction for Medicare Part B premiums is still in play

Choreograph | iStock | Getty Images For Medicare beneficiaries wondering whether their Part B premiums could be reduced, the waiting continues. More than three months after Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra ordered a reassessment of this year’s $ 170.10 standard monthly premium – a bigger-than-expected jump from $ 148.50 in 2021 – it … Read more

Here’s the insurance advisors say you’ll need at each stage of life

Eric Audras / Getty Images What type of insurance should you have at different stages of your life? When asked, financial advisors pointed to disability and life insurance as the most important kind of coverage at any stage, as they apply throughout our lives. In addition, advisors discussed often overlooked considerations for different points in … Read more

UnitedHealth to buy LHC Group for $5.4 billion

UnitedHealth Group Dawn Villella | Bloomberg News | Getty Images UnitedHealth Group is spending about $ 5.4 billion to delve deeper into home health care with the acquisition of LHC Group. The health care giant said Tuesday that it will pay $ 170 for each share of LHC’s stock in a deal expected to close … Read more

Google Search will let you book CVS MinuteClinic appointments

Google will let you book appointments through Search. Google Google announced Thursday it’s rolling out a new feature in search that allows people to book health care appointments. Users looking to book a check-up or a same-day visit can use Google Search to see the availability of select health care providers in their area. Google … Read more