THURSDAY, April 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Coverage for eligible, necessary care is denied each year to tens of thousands of seniors with private Medicare Advantage plans, U.S. federal investigators say. In a report released Thursday, the team from the inspector general’s office of the U.S. Department of Health andContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Far fewer U.S. women lost health insurance coverage after giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic than in previous years, likely due to a federal law that prevented Medicaid from dropping people, researchers say. But they noted that the Families First Coronavirus Response Act,Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — U.S. cancer survivors under age 65 with medical-related financial struggles have an increased risk of early death, a new study finds. “Our findings show the need to address financial hardship to ensure that cancer survivors do not delay or forgo necessary care becauseContinue Reading

THURSDAY, April 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) — One in five Medicare recipients use medical marijuana and two-thirds say it should be covered by Medicare, a new survey reveals. Medical marijuana is legal in 37 states, four territories and the District of Columbia, but it isn’t covered by Medicare, the federalContinue Reading

FRIDAY, April 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Medicare announced Thursday that it will limit its coverage of the pricey new drug Aduhelm to Alzheimer’s patients enrolled in clinical trials of the drug. Approved amid controversy last year by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the latest decision was meant toContinue Reading

MONDAY, March 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Special needs children often require out-of-network care from specialists, which means more out-of-pocket costs and extra stress for families, a new study finds. “In the U.S., the reality is that the more health care needs you have, especially from specialists, the greater chanceContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Feb. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) — You have almost certainly seen the pleas while scrolling through social media: Called crowdfunding, folks try to raise money to pay for their sick loved one’s mounting medical bills. But new research shows these grassroots campaigns rarely raise enough money to make aContinue Reading