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    Enlisting Health Insurance Companies to Help With Rapid Covid Tests Was a Dumb Idea

    That’s not hyperbole, it is by design: The role of private insurers within a for-profit multi-payer system is to restrict access as a gatekeeper, determining who is entitled to use which healthcare services and how much they pay for this. To keep these obligations profitable, they employ an army of claims assessors to argue with you, erect arbitrary hoops for providers and patients to jump through to prove you actually need certain care, raise copays and deductibles as high as possible, and foist as much of the paperwork as possible onto patients. Insurance companies play the single ghastliest role  

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  • Health Insurance

    Health insurers must cover your at-home Covid test costs as of Jan. 15

    Starting Saturday, private insurers must cover the cost of up to eight at-home Covid-19 tests per month, the Biden administration announced on Tuesday. “We are requiring insurers and group health plans to make tests free for millions of Americans. This is all part of our overall strategy to ramp-up access to easy-to-use, at-home tests at no cost,” said U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, in a statement. Covid tests purchased after Jan. 15 will be covered by almost all private insurers, but there are other ways you can currently get free tests, too. What you  

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  • Business News

    Supreme Court blocks Biden OSHA vaccine mandate, allows rule for health care workers

    Check out what’s clicking on FoxBusiness.com. The Supreme Court on Thursday issued mixed rulings in a pair of cases challenging Biden administration COVID-19 vaccine mandates, allowing the requirement for certain health care workers to go into effect while blocking enforcement of a mandate for businesses with 100 or more employees. The latter, an Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule that took effect on Monday, said that businesses with at least 100 employees needed to require workers to get vaccinated, or get tested weekly and wear a mask. PROGRESSIVES SCOLD SUPREME COURT FOR POSSIBLY STRIKING DOWN BIDEN’S VACCINE MANDATES: ‘VERY WRONG’ 

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  • Health Insurance

    Atlanta restaurants ask diners to cover health insurance for servers

    “I didn’t want to bury it in a price increase. I wanted customers to understand,” O’Brien said. She feared backlash from customers, but feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Calvert said he has not experienced a single incident of pushback at Ticonderoga Club, adding, “I’ve had guests thank us for it over and over again.” Vizethann estimated that 90% of Buttermilk Kitchen’s clientele has been “super kind and positive” about the decision, although some have questioned why she doesn’t just increase prices. ExploreOpinion: Strengthening healthcare is duty to our neighbors “I don’t want to price myself out of the market,”  

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  • Financial Analysis

    POPULATION HEALTH INVESTMENT CO., INC. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. (form 10-Q/A)

    References to "we," "us," "our" or the "Company" are to Population Health Investment Co., Inc., except where the context requires otherwise. The following discussion should be read in conjunction with our unaudited condensed financial statements and related notes thereto included elsewhere in this report. In this Amendment No. 1 ("Amendment No. 1") to the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Population Health Investment Co., Inc. (the "Company") for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, we are restating our unaudited interim financial statements as of March 31, 2021, and June 30, 2021, see Note 2 for additional  

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  • Health Insurance

    Quit your job? Here’s what to do about health insurance

    In November, 4.5 million people quit their jobs, according to data from the Labor Department released earlier this week. And they are leaving for a variety of reasons: higher pay, better benefits, more flexible schedules, more fulfilling work, new challenges — including starting their own business — and they’re even retiring early. And while it’s a hot market for job seekers at the moment, workers should consider the benefits they might be giving up when they leave their jobs. A big one is employer-sponsored health insurance. “Most employees know that their employers offer health insurance benefits, but they don’t necessarily  

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  • Health Insurance

    Can companies make the unvaccinated pay more for health insurance?

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — As COVID-19 cases surge and hospitals across Texas fill up with patients battling the virus, big companies are considering using a newer tool to incentivize vaccinations: charging unvaccinated workers more for health coverage. Delta Air Lines was the first major employer to announce it was taking this tactic. In August, Delta CEO Ed Bastian announced unvaccinated employees enrolled in its healthcare plan would have to pay $200 extra in health insurance each month. Bastian said the rise in premiums for unvaccinated workers was necessary to offset the costs of covering medical bills for workers who ended up  

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    COVID-19 health insurance coverage changing in 2022

    WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) – As the world begins to close in on nearly two full years in the COVID-19 pandemic, health insurance agencies are shifting how much they are covering come 2022. Jenny Shermo, the chief growth officer for Security Health Plan in Marshfield said they have completely covered all COVID-19 testing and in-patient treatment and monitoring since the pandemic began, noting that other insurance providers stopped that coverage after a year. She explained they had been monitoring the federal recommendations of what insurance agencies should cover and the trends in the usage of the benefits to determine if changes  

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