Health insurance marketplaces are not for seniors

While the Obama administration is encouraging uninsured Americans to enroll in health coverage on the new online insurance marketplaces, federal officials are planning a campaign to persuade millions of seniors to please stay away — don’t call and don’t sign up. “We want to reassure Medicare beneficiaries that they are already covered, their benefits are […]

Speaking Out for Health Care Act, Obama Says Millions Will Get Rebates

WASHINGTON — President Obama, slipping back into his episodic role as a vigorous campaigner for his new health care act, said Thursday that thanks to the law, more than 8.5 million Americans are getting rebates this summer from their insurance providers. Mr. Obama was flanked by families who have benefited from a provision in the […]

Dr. ZDoggMD goes viral to change health care system

On his serious side, Dr. Zubin Damania is founding a new kind of clinic to try to change primary care. Dr. Zubin Damania takes to YouTube to sing about everything from insurance paperwork to prostate cancer.(Photo: YouTube screengrab) Tens of thousands of people have been treated by ZDoggMD — at least to a few laughs. […]

Health insurance tax ‘scares the daylights’ out of some small-business owners

Meanwhile, the provision exempts health-insurance plans that are set up and operated by businesses themselves (the self-insured market). Revenue from the tax will help pay for the health-care overhaul, which is expected to extend coverage to millions of uninsured or underinsured Americans. However, because most large corporations self-insure their workforce, experts warn that insurance companies […]

Health startup raises $11M to offer coupons for caramels

Linkwell Health pulled in $11 million to enhance a health height that brings together word plans, brands, and retailers to inspire healthier living. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is not usually about removing practice and eating well. Making correct purchasing decisions is also a factor, though consumers mostly let cost foreordain their choices. Linkwell has partnered […]