A major effort to overhaul care for people in the United States with mental health and drug problems is gaining traction as Congress and the Biden administration work on overlapping plans to address concerns across dividing lines of politics, geography and race.
Young adults have an upper hand when buying life insurance — they typically qualify for low-cost coverage due to their long life expectancies.
For Seattle-area resident and business owner Jae Jun, a family friend landing in the hospital in 2016 left him feeling shaken — and asking some of life’s big questions. At…
Starting Saturday, private health insurers will be required to cover up to eight home COVID-19 tests per month for people on their plans.
Dis-advantage: First District Congressman Kevin Hern said he's concerned that Medicare Advantage, otherwise known as Part C, might be in trouble because of changes to Medicare sought be Democrats.
Health care experts expect broad coverage of the drug, which was approved Monday. But what that means for patients will vary widely depending on their insurance plan. In some cases, that could mean coming up with several thousand dollars to pay for what the insurer didn’t cover.
The state's largest member-owned health insurer and Tulsa-based Saint Francis Health System failed to agree on a new contract by the April 30 deadline, meaning Saint Francis will no longer be part of the BCBSOK network as of July 29.
The COVID-19 vaccine does not impact an insurer’s decision to pay out claims, as confirmed by the American Council of Life Insurers in March 2021. In addition, the vaccine is typically not used to determine your eligibility for coverage. In fact, it may open up coverage for those with underlying health conditions, as the vaccine reduces the risk of dying from COVID-19.
Although insurers typically use your health to calculate rates and coverage amounts, it doesn't mean you can’t get life insurance with a pre-existing condition. In fact, some policies are built specifically for certain health conditions like diabetes or cancer, Stafford says.
Session notes: It wasn't exactly Kumbaya Week in the Oklahoma Legislature, but several measures of note did advance with bipartisan support. E…
"The present reimbursement rates for Oklahoma Medicaid are barely acceptable," said Tulsa physician Daran L. Parham.
When you buy trip cancellation insurance, you might assume it covers anything that might happen. It doesn’t. That would, insurers say, make travel insurance unaffordable.
Oklahoma's congressional delegation and, in particular, Rep. Frank Lucas, whose 3rd District is largely comprised of rural Oklahoma, were among those urging HHS to reconsider.
A total of six insurers will be offering plans for 2021, up from three in 2020, but not every company's plans will be available in all parts of the state, said Insurance Commissioner Glen Mulready.
Community grants will focus on Oklahomans' access to care and the state's health care professionals and nonprofits.
Local and state officials answer key questions related to COVID-19.
Concerns about coronavirus are causing a lot of people to rethink their travel plans.
Every new regulation leads to many unintended consequences.