Health Care Feed

Majority of people traveling internationally for health care received dental treatment, survey shows

Twenty-one percent of people enrolled in health insurance are willing to travel internationally for care, while 60 percent of those who have already done it received dental treatment, according a survey released Wednesday by eHealth Inc., an internet health insurance exchange. Read more →


Bloggers get ready for Halloween

As Halloween approaches and it gets colder and colder, bloggers are bundling up, raking leaves, and getting ready to hand out candy. And they’re writing about family possessions, inspiration, Medicare Advantage plans, online dating, a historic battlefield, and a spooky dream. Read more →


Don’t be pressured into buying or switching to a Medicare Advantage plan during open enrollment

It’s that time of year again. Advertisements for Medicare Advantage plans are flooding my mailbox and email. I’m even getting phone calls about the plans. And, every time I turn on the TV, there’s another ad about Medicare advantage, with infomercials to be tolerated, too. Read more →


Bloggers get ready for fall

Summer is an amazing thing. I love it every year when it so nicely appears here in the Seattle area. However, shorter days and cooler nights remind us that it’s time to prepare for a new season’s activities and learn something new. This week, bloggers have some ideas to help... Read more →


Facts and figures for Labor Day 2019

Facts and figures for Labor Day 2019 include 1894 was the year Congress officially made the first Monday in September a federal holiday and 35 percent of the work force belonged to unions in the 1950s compared to 10.5 percent in 2018. Read more →


Bloggers keep writing despite the devastation of mass killings

Rebecca Olkowski of Baby Boomster says she’s been paralyzed by the horrifying things that have been happening with four mass shootings in the United States in one week – Brooklyn, Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton. Myself, I find the inaction on responsible gun laws appalling. Read more →


CVS-Aetna merger harmful to patients, consumer advocates tell the judge

Photo: JJBers CVS-Aetna lawyers, consumer advocates, and health care organizations gathered Thursday in Washington, D.C., for oral arguments on whether the Department of Justice’s proposed final judgment in the CVS-Aetna merger is in the public interest. U.S. Public Interest Research Group, which filed a friend of the court brief with... Read more →


How to select the best health insurance policy to meet your needs

When you’re hired by a company, it’s likely that you’ll be able to get health insurance through your employer. In America, 58 percent of people get their health insurance this way. If your employer doesn’t offer health insurance or if you’re self-employed or do contract work, you can get health... Read more →