Nevada Residents can find the 2017 Health Insurance Rates Online

Nevada Residents can find the 2017 Health Insurance Rates Online

(Carson City, NV – Insurance News and Markets) – Nevada residents who purchase their own health insurance can find approved prices  for 2017health plans at heathrates.doi.nv.gov. The Nevada Division of Insurance has posted approved 2017 rates for all plans in the Individual and Small group markets online, giving Nevada’s consumers an opportunity to explore health […]

Anti-VEGF dugs may slow age-related macular degeneration, study shows

Anti-VEGF dugs may slow age-related macular degeneration, study shows

(Bethesda, MD – Insurance News and Markets) – The National Institutes of Health recently announced the publication of a study looking at treatment with anti-VEGF drugs for more than 600individuals who had age-related macular degeneration, or AMD.  With five years of treatment with anti-VEGF drugs, half of those in the study still had20/40 vision, or better. […]

New information available for families of children in palliative care

New information available for families of children in palliative care

(Bethesda, MD – Insurance News and Markets) – For families whose children are facing palliative care, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Institutes of Nursing Research (NINR) offer new materials that can make it easier to find support and information on palliative care and its issues. The fact sheet, resource card and series […]

Special cells prepare for rapid response to infection, NIH reports

Special cells prepare for rapid response to infection, NIH reports

(Bethesda, MD – Insurance News and Markets) – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced that the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NAIMS) have learned about immune cells, called innate lymphoid cells (ILCS) that are prepared for rapid response to infection. The information, published online in “Cell” on May 5, […]

Three genes related to glaucoma are found

Three genes related to glaucoma are found

(Bethesda, MD – Insurance News and Markets) – The National Eye Institutes (an area of the National Instititues of Health) has discovered three more genes that are involved in the most common type of glaucoma. This brings the total of such genes to 15. “Just in time for Glaucoma Awareness Month, this unprecedented analysis provides […]

The report on the third open enrollment period includes data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The report on the third open enrollment period includes data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

(Washington, D.C. – Insurance News and Markets) – As of Jan. 7, millions of Americans signed up for health insurance through health insurance marketplaces in all states, including more than 75 percent of residents in states that rely on healthcare.gov (through Jan. 2) and 24 percent of residents of the 13 state-based marketplaces (through  Dec. […]

Opioid induced deaths hit record level in 2014

Opioid induced deaths hit record level in 2014

(Atlanta, GA – Insurance News and Markets) – In 2014, deaths from pain relievers, heroin and other opioid drogs reached a record level, increasing 14 percent over the 2013 levels, according to the Center for Disease Control’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Natural or semi-synthetic opioids, like as oxycodone and hydrocodone are the most commonly-prescribed […]

National Association of Health Underwriters releases statement on Supreme Court’s ACA decision

National Association of Health Underwriters releases statement on Supreme Court’s ACA decision

(Washington, D.C. – Insurance News and Markets) -In its decision in the case of King versus Burwell, which focused on the subsidies offered through the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately decided that the IRS could still offer subsidies individuals in states that don’t have state-run healthcare exchanges. Janet Trautwein, CEO of the […]

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