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  1. Last 7 days
    1. Out-of-pocket Limit The most you could pay during a coverage period (usually one year) for your share of the costs of covered services. After you meet this limit the plan will usually pay 100% of the allowed amount. This limit helps you plan for health care costs. This limit never includes your premium, balance-billed charges or health care your plan doesn’t cover. Some plans don’t count all of your copayments, deductibles, coinsurance payments, out-of-network payments, or other expenses toward this limit. See a detailed example.
    2. How You and Your Insurer Share Costs - Example Jane’s Plan Deductible: $1,500 Coinsurance: 20% Out-of-Pocket Limit: $5,000
  2. Nov 2019
    1. Google has confirmed that it partnered with health heavyweight Ascension, a Catholic health care system based in St. Louis that operates across 21 states and the District of Columbia.

      What happened to 'thou shalt not steal'?

  3. Sep 2019
  4. May 2019
    1. Dr Arthur Hull Hayes was appointed as Commissioner of the FDA the day after Reagan's inauguration.[34] In 1981, Hayes sought advice on aspartame's ban from a panel of FDA scientists and a lawyer. It soon became clear that the panel would uphold the ban by a 3-2 decision, but Hull then installed a sixth member on the commission, and the vote became deadlocked.[34] He then personally broke the tie in aspartame's favor.

      Taking advantage of the ability to appoint voters in order to manipulate the government in favor of aspartame, aspartame was approved under Ronald Reagan’s administration.

  5. Mar 2019
    1. Using Just in Time Training for Active Learning in The Workplace

      This does not necessarily seem to be of top quality but it is the only item I have found so far that addresses just in time training specifically within healthcare. It does not do so in great depth. It does briefly address technology and mobile learning but not in a way that is tremendously insightful. rating 2/2

  6. Dec 2018
    1. Mobile Apps - Changing the World of Fitness and Healthcare Industry

      Recent research state that the global healthcare mobility solutions market is assumed to cross almost $84,818 millions by the end of the year 2020. Both the customers and industry can require better, mobile-powered solutions for improved patient care, impressive record maintenance, robust data security, enhanced interpersonal connections, and a source file healthcare and fitness training and production.

    1. If you’re one of the countless number of Americans who’ve gotten a surprise bill from a health care provider, even though you have insurance, good luck

      Game over, man.

  7. Aug 2018
    1. The Kalasatama Wellbeing programme is piloting Wellness Foundry's MealLogger app in collaboration with the programme’s partner, Kesko occupational health care services.

    1. A web portal and mobile application launched in January 2016, that is slated to be Singapore’s first one-stop online health information and services portal. Functions as the digital healthcare companion for every citizen by equipping citizens with the information, knowledge, tools and services to help them take greater ownership of their own health and wellness. A milestone project under Ministry of Health’s (MOH) Health IT Masterplan (HITMAP), healthcare institutions are now also connected with one another to provide continuity of care for patients.
  8. Jun 2018
    1. In ed tech, schools are the customers, but students are the users.

      This also reminds me of the market disconnect between students and their textbooks. Professors are the ones targeted for the "sale" or adoption when the actual purchasers are the students. This causes all kinds of problems in the way the textbook market works and tends to drive prices up--compared to a market in which the student directly chooses their textbook. (And the set up is not too dissimilar to how the healthcare industry works in which the patient (customer) is making a purchase of health care coverage and not actually the health care itself.

  9. Sep 2017
    1. “We know that poverty is a major driver of ill-health. We also know that poor people trust doctors. It’s a free service. Many other services they won’t access because they worry about the cost,” said Prosper Canada CEO Liz Mulholland.

      If only this was an issue in the USA, where going to a doctor is not a free service for the patient, in most cases. The same level of trust is not there; this is unacceptable/

  10. Apr 2017
    1. insurers in states that waived community rating couldn’t tell sick customers to take a hike, but they could jack up premiums enough to make insurance plans for these customers unaffordable or useless.

      Community Rating: "A rule that prevents health insurers from varying premiums within a geographic area based on age, gender, health status or other factors." https://www.healthcare.gov/glossary/community-rating/

  11. Mar 2017
    1. Between 2010 and 2012, the number of deaths in Texas due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth jumped from 72 to 148. This coincided with a 2011 budget cut that forced 82 family planning clinics to close.

    1. Because of the magnitude of its budgetary effects, thislegislation is “major legislation,” as defined in the rules of the House of Representatives.1Hence, ittriggers the requirement that the cost estimate, to the greatest extent practicable, include the budgetary impact ofits macroeconomic effects. However, because of the very short time available to prepare this cost estimate, quantifying and incorporating those macroeconomic effects havenot been practicable.

      Rush to legislate doesn't give CBO enough time to project macroeconomic effects as required by House.

    2. Most of that increase would stem from repealing the penalties associated with the individual mandate. Some of those people wouldchoosenot to have insurance because they chose to be covered by insurance under current law only to avoid paying the penalties, and some people would forgo insurance in response to higher premiums.

      Causes for new uninsureds.

    3. in 2018, 14 million more people would be uninsured under the legislationthanunder current law

      14M people estimated to be uninsured in 2018 under #Trumpcare

    4. American Health Care Act

      Annotate the CBO cost estimate for the proposed American Health Care Act online.

  12. Feb 2017
    1. (mandatory) $1k/month plan with a $5k deductible: they’ll still declare bankruptcy and lose the farm if they get sick, but in the meantime they pay a shit-ton to the shareholders of United Healthcare, or Aetna, or whoever.

      This is why I think we need universal health care. It seems to really be working elsewhere.

      https://mic.com/articles/46063/7-countries-that-show-us-how-health-care-should-be-done#.Eny0XRvx2

  13. Jan 2017
    1. We are concerned about the constant use of federal funds to support this most notorious expression of segregation. Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhuman because it often results in physical death.

      -- Martin Luther King Jr.

  14. Dec 2016
    1. Justin Trudeau

      was there for announcement - his health minister has announced extra money for provinces with initiatives in mental health - wonder if there's a connect?

  15. Sep 2015
  16. May 2015
    1. Step by deliberate step, Osio and his team were replacing unnecessary care with the care that people needed.

      Wonderful news, for a change.