Posts Categorized: Health Insurance

Anthem Scales Back on Premium Hikes

Anthem Premium Hikes

The second biggest health insurance company in the country, Anthem Blue Cross, recently proposed raising its rates, but after regulators in the state of California questioned their rationale for doing so, Anthem decided to reduce two of its planned premium increases for 2018. Premiums will be reduced by around $114 million according to state officials. Anthem…

California’s Single-Payer Projected Cost

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A single-payer healthcare system is something that has been brought up time and time again over the past few decades. However, it’s generally been dismissed in favor of other forms of healthcare – until recently, that is. People are taking the idea of single-payer more seriously than ever before, especially with all of the controversy…

Kaiser Health Tracking Poll: Key Results

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The Kaiser health tracking poll was recently released, and it provides a good overview of what Americans are thinking about as far as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is concerned. With the future of the ACA currently in question, many people are rightfully concerned. The following are some of the key findings of April’s Kaiser…

Advanced Liver Cancer Treatment: Selective Internal Radiation Therapy Versus Sorafenib

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When it comes to treating liver cancer, sorafenib has traditionally been considered the most effective treatment. However, a trial was recently conducted comparing sorafenib treatment to selective internal radiation therapy. Patients who were treated using selective internal radiation therapy displayed similar overall survival to those that were treated with sorafenib, not to mention that selective…

Can California Afford to Keep Obamacare?

Afford to Keep Obamacare

Nobody knows what is going to happen to Obamacare under the Trump administration. The GOP has promised to repeal and replace, but have stalled due to the fact that they have so far been unable to decide on how to replace Obamacare. One proposal generated by the GOP would allow states that want to keep…