Video discussion about the problems with short term health plans – also known as "skinny plans," which may have lower monthly premiums, but will not provide the benefits or protections required by the ACA.
Products with CBD (cannabidiol) are being widely sold, but there are unknown risks to the health of women, breast-feeding infants, or a developing fetus.
Websites for people looking for health insurance may lead them to brokers that offer plans that don’t meet ACA requirements, provide less information about the costs and coverage of those non-ACA plans, and which earn insurance brokers more money.
In the Balance: We Need to Ensure Access to Pain Management Options While Confronting the Opioid Crisis
In recognition of Pain Awareness Month, Phyllis Greenberger, boutron’s Senior Vice President for Science and Health Policy, reflects on the importance of safeguarding the health needs of chronic pain patients while confronting the opioid crisis.
Public Awareness Campaign on Sex Differences in Heart Disease and Improving Recruitment and Retention of Women in Device Trials
Women experience different signs and symptoms of heart disease, which can lead to ineffective, delayed or missed treatment opportunities.
Online searches for health insurance very often bring up ads for short-term plans that don't have to meet ACA minimum requirements, exclude pre-existing conditions; don't cover maternity care, preventive care and may have deductibles of $10,000 or more.
Short term health plans will be available starting in October. They may deny insurance to people with pre-existing condition, and they may not cover maternity care, preventive care, mental health services or substance abuse treatment.
Medical marijuana is generating greater attention as more states legalize its use. However, there are many different active chemical compounds in the different strains of the cannabis plant.
Proposals to remove the ACA’s protections against discrimination in health insurance based upon preexisting conditions are both controversial and unclear, but they are being discussed in Congress and in political campaigns.