The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released new guidelines today, requiring that insurance companies ensure women are provided preventive health services at no additional cost. “Developed by the independent Institute of Medicine, the new guidelines require new health insurance plans to cover women’s preventive services such as well-woman visits, breastfeeding support, domestic violence screening, and contraception without charging a co-payment, co-insurance or a deductible,” read an HHS press release.
Some healthcare reform advocates worry that a problem with the Affordable Care Act could leave some families unable to afford government-mandated health insurance, because a major prevision in the law could be construed to require businesses to offer affordable insurance coverage only to individuals. Furthermore, fixing this provision could cost taxpayers $50 billion a year.
In the event of a widespread breakdown of the system, getting proper medical care will prove difficult, if not impossible. With the system unable to guarantee proper care, it’s up to each individual to take the steps necessary to ensure adequate care for himself and his family. To do this, one should begin by creating a medical supply kit.
Even though I despise most of the fraud and deceit of conventional (sometimes called orthodox) medicine, I have considered using complementary medicine, which is a combination of conventional and alternative.
If you’re trying to get pregnant, a trip to the dentist might be just what the obstetrician ordered. An Australian fertility expert, Professor Roger Hart, said he and his team of researchers have proven a correlation between gum disease and conception difficulties.
The doctor won’t see you now: Doctors are so unhappy with private health insurers that an increasing number of them won’t accept new patients, even if they have health insurance.
This is my old, favorite subject. I was drawn to it in the beginning because everybody believes “germs” spread sickness and disease. But I know that “what everybody believes” is wrong. It has been proven, without any doubt, that germs do not cause illness. Instead, they are part of the healing process. They are not contagious.
Many millions of people have digestion problems, and some do all their lives. How do I know? Just walk up and down the aisle of your local pharmacy or convenience store. There must be thousands of synthetic high-profit products that reach out for your stomach. They are beautifully packaged, but most of them are worse […]
The leaves of the crepe jasmine plant have long been used in Asia as a natural anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. Now, researchers have discovered that a byproduct of the plant’s bark called conolidine may be powerful enough to rival morphine in the pain-killing arena.
Advocacy groups are outraged by some States’ recent efforts to scale back funds for AIDS drug assistance programs (ADAPs). The Washington Post reported a record 8,300 people are now on waiting lists to receive antiretrovirals and other drugs used to treat HIV and AIDS.