Health Insurance News

Health insurance news is important to every American, so we have created a comprehensive, tailored daily digest on the topic. This Wiser email is delivered daily and contains the best health insurance articles on the web so that you can stay informed. Health insurance covers the medical and surgical expenses of its customers. It is a business model that spreads the cost of healthcare across a wide group of people and over a long period of time. The health care system in the United States is largely built on this model of private health insurance, although there are also substantial initiatives to provide health coverage for the elderly and others that do not have insurance. The industry is currently dealing with pressures including increased demand, partly fueled by an aging population. New and more expensive treatments and technologies are also putting a strain on prices, as is the increased use of diagnostic testing. Whether you are a healthcare professional, you work in the insurance industry, or you are simply concerned about your own plan, the daily health insurance news email from Wiser is your best source of information.

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Los Angeles Times
Barnaby Joyce says Indigenous chamber in parliament 'not going to happen' – politics live
The Guardian • Gabrielle Chan
Information Blocking Under Attack: The Challenges Facing EHR Developers and Vendors
Health Care Blog • John Irvine
Lancet Study Proves Markets Work In Medicine: When Will Progressives Accept This Hard Truth?
Forbes • Chris Conover, Contributor
Police to wear body cams in Valparaiso
Chicago Tribune
Dems plot recess offensive on ObamaCare
The Hill • Jessie Hellmann, Rachel Roubein
Why Taking A Pay Cut Was The Best Career Move I've Ever Made
Forbes • Contributor, Kelley Long
The False Hope Of Graduate Student Unions
Forbes • Contributor, Omri Ben-Shahar
Conservatives See Obamacare Repeal Slipping Away In Senate
Forbes • Bruce Japsen, Contributor
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Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama
Trump tweets: Says Obamacare is dead. 'Republicans will do much better'
Los Angeles Times
In the midst of a Republican push to pass legislation overhauling the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, President Trump tweeted that he wants to make the United States healthcare system "the best anywhere." A GOP-backed healthcare bill narrowly passed the House this...
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Epidemiology, Health Care Costs
Barnaby Joyce says Indigenous chamber in parliament 'not going to happen' – politics live
The GuardianGabrielle Chan
Fiona Nash, the regional development minister, is standing in for the health minister. She is trying to shut down questions because they relate to a hospital funding models which have been ruled out. Martin Bowles categorically rules out any plans/work to take...
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Barack Obama, Electronic Health Records
Information Blocking Under Attack: The Challenges Facing EHR Developers and Vendors
Health Care BlogJohn Irvine
In March 2017 Milbank Quarterly, researchers Julia Adler-Milstein and Eric Pfeifer found that information blocking — which they define as a set of practices in which “providers or vendors knowingly and unreasonably interfere with the exchange or use of electronic health information...
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
Lancet Study Proves Markets Work In Medicine: When Will Progressives Accept This Hard Truth?
ForbesChris Conover, Contributor
A new Lancet study adds to the growing mountain of evidence that market-oriented health care systems outperform the single-payer systems that have captivated the imagination of progressives for more than a century. Yet despite their claims of believing in evidence-based policy, far...
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Barack Obama, Climate Change
Police to wear body cams in Valparaiso
Chicago Tribune
Police Chief Michael Brickner sees the cams, which will record officers during their duties, as part of the technological aspect of the 21st century policing model promoted by former President Barack Obama. "The body cam is a tool to show how progressive...
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Barack Obama, Health Care Industry
Dems plot recess offensive on ObamaCare
The HillJessie Hellmann, Rachel Roubein
Democrats are using the new Congressional Budget Office analysis of legislation repealing and replacing ObamaCare to go on the attack against Republicans over a critical one-week recess. A recess packet sent to House Democrats encourages lawmakers to hold events highlighting the “terrible...
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Finance, Health Insurance
Why Taking A Pay Cut Was The Best Career Move I've Ever Made
ForbesContributor, Kelley Long
But when I accepted the offer to work at Financial Finesse and join the team of elite CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professionals who work here, I was also accepting a pay cut. And it turned out to be one of the best decisions...
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Colleges & Universities, Education
The False Hope Of Graduate Student Unions
ForbesContributor, Omri Ben-Shahar
The Best And Worst College Towns In The U.S. Henry Kissinger once said “academic politics is the most vicious and bitter form of politics, because the stakes are so low.” The recent struggle of graduate students to form unions in the nation’s...
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Barack Obama, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Conservatives See Obamacare Repeal Slipping Away In Senate
ForbesBruce Japsen, Contributor
Tweet This conservatives see a now-or-never proposition before them Can A Strong Dollar Be A Bad Thing? Divisions among Republican U.S. Senators over what to replace the Affordable Care Act with are causing anxiety among conservatives who see the opportunity to repeal...
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Economic Policy, Health Insurance
10 Sunday Reads
The Big Picture BlogBarry Ritholtz
My easy like Sunday morning reads: • The Math Behind Futility: An overlooked statistical concept shows why it’s so hard to beat a benchmark. (Bloomberg) see also The Skew (Irrelevant Investor) • What We’re Telling Clients About European Stocks (Reformed Broker) •...
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