One of Maryland’s Largest ACA Insurers wants to Increase Premiums

One of the largest healthcare insurance companies in the Mid-Atlantic region is stating that it will need to increase premiums by double-digits next year to avoid losing more money. CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield insures 215,000 people in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace. CareFirst has been selling plans in the

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$40 Million Southern California Medical Scheme Discovered

26 people have been charged in a medical scheme where doctors were bribed to prescribe medications and balms, which had no known medical value, in order to overcharge patients in the process. The 26 doctors and other medical professionals are accused of defrauding almost 13,000 patients in Southern California. The scheme produced almost $40 million

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Republican Congressman Doesn’t Back Down From Holding Town Hall Meetings

Congressman Tom McClintock held his second town hall last night, with over 500, in Northern California. As Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times, notes: The last time Rep. Tom McClintock held a town hall meeting, earlier this month in the Sacramento suburbs, he left under police escort. His session Tuesday night in Mariposa, a small

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California Senate Leader Raises Concern on Pot Legalization After Meeting with Colorado Governor

Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times, wrote that, “a chance meeting with the governor of Colorado has left California Senate leader Kevin de León  (D-Los Angeles) with concerns about an initiative that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in this state, he said Wednesday.” “I’m not there yet,” De León told reporters when asked his position

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Rio Hospitals Unable To Take Additional Patients

David Biller, Bloomberg, reports that, “The five hospitals recommended by Rio de Janeiro for Olympic tourists are so full that some have been forced to leave patients on gurneys in hallways, according to a report from the local medical council.” What is going on in Rio? The Olympics are set to begin in a few

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California to Allow Undocumented Immigrants to Buy Healthcare

Jeremy White, Sacramento Bee reports that Immigrants living in the country illegally would be allowed to buy health coverage on California’s insurance exchange under a bill that passed the state Assembly on Tuesday. Already at the forefront of enacting immigrant-friendly policies, California could become the first state permitting immigrants to use the insurance exchanges created

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Undocumented Kids – Get Your Free Health Care in California

At a yearly cost of $188.2 million, kids under the age of 19 who are in the United States illegally, will now have access to publicly funded Heath Care in California. As of this week, these children can now sign up for the state’s health care program without regard to their immigration status. State officials expect

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3rd Cause of Death in United States: Medical Errors

Researchers at John Hopkins Medicine estimate that more than 250,000 Americans die each year from medical errors. Each year the Center for Disease Control and Prevention complies a list of the most common leading causes of death in the United States, and this new estimate, places medical errors behind heart disease and cancer, but in

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Southern California Hospitals Unleash Lethal SuperBug

Los Angeles Times Reporter, Melody Peterson has an article on Southern California Hospitals unleashing millions of gallons of raw sewage into the sewers. The malodorous muck flows miles to one of the region’s sewage plants, where it is treated with the rest of the area’s waste and then released as clear water into a stream

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Mobile Phone Are “Cooking” Men’s Sperm

The Telegraph is reporting on a study that finds sperm levels of men who kept their pocket during the day were quite seriously affected in 47 percent of cases. Fertility experts are warning man that using a mobile for as little as an hour a day is “cooking sperm” and lowering level significantly. The new

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