Uber offered to subsidize drivers' healthcare insurance - but then said the offer only applied in California. "We made a mistake," it reportedly said.
Deciding whether to go with an HMO or PPO insurance plan largely depends on how much you're willing to pay for flexibility in your coverage.
Policygenius is an insurance marketplace allowing you to compare quotes from different insurers, with a wide variety of insurance types available.
These are Insider's biggest healthcare stories for February 22.
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Workers who are most at risk of severe cases of COVID-19 are likely to be the first who returned to on-site jobs, The New York Times reported. Many receive health insurance through their employer and can not afford to lose it if they do not return to work, despite the […]
Hello, Welcome to Dispensed, Business Insider’s weekly healthcare newsletter. I have some news – I’m now a healthcare editor! I’ll be helping our senior editor Zach Tracer out with edits as we grow our healthcare team, which includes Kimberly Leonard, Andrew Dunn, and Blake Dodge. (I’m still learning how to […]
The recent wave of Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality are also serving to highlight gaping economic inequality between white and Black Americans. These gaps have served to stagnate the financial wellbeing of Black people for generations, experts say. “Racism generates exclusion, discrimination, oppression, exploitation in a number of […]
The coronavirus pandemic has plunged the US into its worst recession in nearly a century. Millions of people have lost their jobs and their employer-sponsored health insurance due to the pandemic. Outlined below are five economic statistics that capture the financial devastation among ordinary Americans. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
Congress and the Trump administration tried to protect coronavirus patients from getting large medical bills, but problems are popping up. Two patients who tried to get treatment for coronavirus symptoms didn’t get tested, but still received large medical bills. One uninsured patient living in New York City got a nearly […]
27 million Americans are losing their healthcare coverage as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. And almost two-thirds of US adults said that if they had coronavirus symptoms, concerns over out-of-pocket costs would be an important factor into whether or not they decided to go to a doctor. Even […]
Trump pledged to get rid of Obamacare entirely on Wednesday, the last day the administration could amend its support for a GOP lawsuit before the Supreme Court. “Obamacare, we run it really well … but running it great, it’s still lousy health care,” Trump told reporters. Up to 20 million […]
Three states are scaling back their Medicaid spending as demand for the health insurance program grows with the tidal wave of layoffs causing workers to lose their health insurance. Ohio, Colorado, and Georgia announced deep cuts to their programs. Officials are calling for federal aid to states and a boost […]
https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php Economic health researcher Katherine Baicker says in the case of contagious diseases like coronavirus, it improves the health of the entire community if everyone else has access to healthcare. Baicker says the lack of coordination within the US healthcare system has exacerbated shortages because resources cannot be moved to […]
Hannah Huang is graduating this spring from the Weill Cornell/Sloan Kettering/Rockefeller MD-PhD Program; Noelle Sun is a graduate of the New England College of Optometry and a practicing optometrist in New York City. To protect yourselves and others at this time, they recommend getting insurance if you do not have […]
Moments before being intubated and put on a ventilator, one of Derrick Smith’s coronavirus patients asked, “Who’s going to pay for it?” It’s “profoundly sad that people are worrying about their finances during even possibly their dying moments,” Smith, 33, told Business Insider. As a nurse anesthetist at a New […]
Up to 35 million Americans could lose health insurance due to layoffs in the coronavirus pandemic, a new study said. The whopping figure highlights the ripple effect of the coronavirus across the US economy and healthcare. The study estimated that many people would still be able to sign up for […]