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Health Insurance for Fertility Treatment

Posted on: June 24th, 2010 by ymedina No Comments

According to the article “Insurance-Plan Coverage for Infertility Urged” by Cheryl Wetzstein on, advocates from The National Infertility Association are pushing for all health insurance companies to cover fertility treatment. Infertility is a complex and emotionally devastating issue and most states do not enforce insurers to cover this problem.  Many believe that infertility is […]

Health Insurance For Children Expanded

Posted on: August 6th, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

Despite the fiscal crisis being experienced nationwide, 14 states found money this year to increase health insurance coverage for an additional 250,000 children nationwide. The states took advantage of $33 Million that was appropriated by Congress when it reauthorized the Children’s health insurance program (CHIP) back in February. the 14 states that are expanding their […]

Medicare Advantage Cost Sharing and Plan Limits

Posted on: March 31st, 2009 by ymedina No Comments

The Dow Jones News Service reports in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services is planning on limiting out-of-pocket charges and plans under private Medicare Advantage insurance. The Obama administration has announced plans to enact cost-sharing limits; patients will pay less for certain treatments, including: home nursing services/home health care renal […]

West Virginia Kids Need Better Health Coverage

Posted on: September 3rd, 2008 by JPAL No Comments

A recent report indicated that children in West Virginia rank 2nd in the nation in chronic health problems (such ex. asthma, diabetes etc.), the only state whose children had a higher rate of chronic health issues than West Virginia’s 18%, was Kentucky (18.5%). More than 50% of West Virginia’s chronically ill children do have health […]