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Washington, DC, December 15, 2021 - The World Bank today approved a US$400 million loan to strengthen the quality and efficiency of Indonesia’s National Health Insurance program, Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional (JKN), as part of efforts to improve health care delivery, expand coverage, and invest in...


Published December 15, 2021 at 10:51 AM PST Discussions of health insurance--and making it universal--almost always include talk of "the public option." This is insurance provided by a public entity, rather than a private insurer: think Medicare and Medicaid. OSPIRG, the Oregon State Pu...


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The internet loves superfoods and health trends — the more exotic, the better (acai, anyone?). Enter soursop, the latest fruit that’s creating a big buzz. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland C...


The Arkansas State Capitol Building is shown in this file photo. A state advisory panel Monday voted to approve the Arkansas Department of Human Services' recommendations for performance targets in 2022 for health insurance providers participating in the next version of the state's Medicaid p...


Researchers have discovered that getting a breakthrough infection even after being fully vaccinated could be a good thing, as it can create “super immunity.” A study was published from the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) on Thursday and it revealed that a breakthrough COVID-19...


By Mike Cook A Las Cruces art gallery was transformed into a safe and welcoming performance space Dec. 9, as Art Obscura Gallery and owner Deret Roberts welcomed local poets, poetry readers and friends – including three members of the Las Cruces City Council and a Las Cruces state senator – to “Abr...


Branch County Sheriff's Department sworn staff were promised by county commissioners the health insurance plan adopted last week would be revisited after union officers raised concerns about skyrocketing premiums during the Tuesday Zoom commission meeting.  Administrator Bud Norman said COVID-1...


The Build Back Better bill championed by President Joe Biden would extend Medicaid coverage to 275,000 uninsured Georgians and close the "coverage gap." Amy Bielawski  |  For the Savannah Morning News This is an op-ed by Amy Bielawski, a small business owner who lives in Tucker, Ge...


close 01/6 How to lose weight in winters We all get a little lazy as soon as the temperature drops. It is one thing that most people would agree with. Winter decreases our level of physical activity and makes us eat more often which poses a challenge for those trying to stay fit...


Crown Heights Hatzalah has issued an important coronavirus update for the Crown Heights neighborhood: This week, there was a sudden and marked uptick of COVID cases in the neighborhood, 20x more contagious than previous strains; the potential for a rapid and widespread outbreak exists. Full Story...


by Kevin Kroskey, CFP®, MBA Many early retirees find they must utilize Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) policies to bridge the gap from employer-provided health insurance to Medicare at age 65. ACA policies are expensive but even af­fluent families may be able to obtain significant tax...


Having health insurance coverage has become a useful weapon in the fight against growing medical expenditures, Covid-19 and critical illnesses. A health insurance policy covers the insured member’s medical expenses for the duration of the policy year. These medical expenses include hospitalisation...


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Sophia Antipolis, 17 December 2021 :  Firefighters, police and health staff could benefit from regular check-ups and monitoring to avoid heart events at work that might harm themselves or others, according to a review article published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a...