How do I qualify for coverage under the state health care law?

I am a U.S. citizen.I pay for my health care with federal tax dollars.But, if I am diagnosed with cancer, I am not eligible for coverage through my employer.So, I have to pay for it myself.How do you qualify for a COBRA coverage?You must be able to afford to pay the full cost of your […]

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Which states have the highest rates of obesity?

Optum Health has released data from the latest health insurance survey of the U.S. to reveal which states have higher obesity rates than the rest of the country.Optum data showed that the highest percentage of residents in the U, Alaska, Hawaii and New York, as well as the highest number of residents with obesity-related health […]

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What Oregon Health Authority Will Do When It Seeks a $1 Billion Medical Marijuana Fund

A health authority in Oregon is poised to seek a $900 million pot-money fund that would allow it to pay for new marijuana-related care, including testing, cultivation, distribution and research.The Oregon Health & Science University (OGST), which operates the state’s only dispensaries, said Wednesday it is in talks with the federal government about the funding.The […]

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How to get the best health care coverage from your health insurance company

The Affordable Care Act has helped millions of Americans with health care insurance but it hasn’t been without its detractors, too.While a recent report found that coverage from health insurers is more likely to be more affordable for many than those from private health plans, health insurance companies also make a lot of money.This isn’t […]

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New health plan allows workers to take sick leave, but limits coverage

KETTING, Ohio — — The city of Kettering plans to allow some city employees to take paid sick leave in exchange for insurance coverage.The plan also limits the number of paid sick days that city employees can take.The Kettering City Council voted 4-3 Tuesday to adopt the policy, which allows city employees with at least […]

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