The number of people affected by the measles outbreak hits a new record of 1,001, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Given this increasing number, the CDC confirmed that this is the largest measles outbreak since...
California is set to become the first ever state to provide government-backed health care coverage to immigrants illegally living in the country. This follows the agreement made between legislative leaders on Sunday, June 9, which is part of Democratic...
The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) explained that allegations of overpayments are untrue, reports the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Instead, these suspected overpayments are considered “efficiency gains,” according to PhilHealth spokesperson Shirley Domingo. This clarification came after claims of fraudulent plots...
The National Public Radio (NPR) reported that around 250,000 Medicare-covered seniors may be billed by Medicare for a five-month lapse in premium payments. This is due to a ‘processing error’ on the part of the Social Security Administration (SSA)...
The U.S. Olympic Committee is pushing for reforms on the issue of pregnant athletes losing their health insurance once they become pregnant. The issue sparked after US Sprinter Alysia Montano wrote an editorial piece in the New York Times. In...
Zurich Insurance Group, Switzerland’s largest insurer up to date, has successfully completed its acquisition of ANZ’s life insurance business, OnePath Life. According to a report from Reinsurance News, the acquisition, which values AU $2.85 billion, will allow more than 500...
The Kansas Employees Health Care Commission voted last Monday, June 3, to reduce the health insurance rates for state employees. According to an article published by KSHB, the commission will increase its contribution to the state insurance fund by 4.5%,...
Last Wednesday, May 29, 2019, the health ministry of Japan announced that its public health insurance will cover genetic testing. This gene test is slated to help cancer patients identify the best course of treatment for their illness. NHK World...
The Moroccan government recently revealed that it will be enforcing the heavily deliberated Bill 63.16 or the Parent’s Health Insurance Bill, says Morocco World News. This comes after years of debate in the house of councillors since its referral...
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) called attention to the recently released data by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services which shows that the number of children without public health coverage has increased. The drop is significant as...

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