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Rideshare Drivers Flocking to On-Demand Economy, Poll Shows
First there was the sharing economy, and then the gig economy. Now the buzz phrase to pay attention to may be “on-demand.” The on-demand economy, according to, is defined as the economic activity created by digital marketplaces that fulfill …

POSTED MARCH 16, 2018 9:43 PM
Rescue Efforts Continue After Florida University Pedestrian Bridge Collapse
A new pedestrian bridge collapsed onto a highway at a Miami-area college Thursday, crushing at least five vehicles under massive slabs. Several people were seen being loaded into ambulances and authorities launched search and rescue missions. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue tweeted …

POSTED MARCH 16, 2018 7:40 PM
Chubb’s Darling Honored for Industry Leadership, Cystic Fibrosis Work
Compassion and helping others were the key takeaways from a message that Jim Darling delivered to a group of several hundred insurance professionals gathered to honor him in Los Angeles, Calif. on Thursday night. Darling, regional executive officer for Chubb’s …

POSTED MARCH 16, 2018 7:17 PM
3rd Wrongful Death Suit Filed Over Oklahoma Gas Rig Explosion
A third wrongful death lawsuit has been filed over a natural gas rig explosion in Oklahoma that killed five workers. Julie Smith of McAlester, widow of Matthew Smith, filed the lawsuit Wednesday. The widows of Roger Cunningham and Parker Waldridge, …

POSTED MARCH 16, 2018 4:30 PM
Wildfires Bring Disaster Declaration in Kansas, Burn Ban in Nebraska
Gov. Jeff Colyer issued a disaster declaration for three wildfires currently burning in central Kansas. State officials announced that Rice County officials have asked for help from the Kansas National Guard to fight the fires. Colyer says the Guard will …

POSTED MARCH 16, 2018 4:21 PM
Fire Damages, Destroys 5 Texas School Buses, Foul Play Not Suspected
Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire that damaged or destroyed five Texas school buses parked in a transportation lot during spring break. A statement from the Coldspring-Oakhurst Independent School District says authorities do not suspect foul play …

POSTED MARCH 16, 2018 4:18 PM
Survivor of South Dakota Building Collapse Sues Developer, Construction Company
A woman who survived beneath the rubble of a collapsed building in Sioux Falls is suing its developer and construction company. Emily Fodness was sleeping in an apartment above the Copper Lounge in December 2016 when Hultgren Construction removed a …

POSTED MARCH 16, 2018 4:17 PM
Proposal to Arm Alabama Teachers Draws Support, Fire
A proposal to let trained teachers carry firearms in public schools drew support and criticism during a legislative public hearing Wednesday as a committee grappled with the first action on a gun-related bill introduced in the wake of the fatal …

POSTED MARCH 16, 2018 4:03 PM
Harper Lee Estate Sues Over ‘Mockingbird’ Broadway Version
The estate of “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee has filed suit over an upcoming Broadway adaptation of the novel, arguing that screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s script wrongly alters Atticus Finch and other characters from the book. The suit, which …

POSTED MARCH 16, 2018 3:57 PM
Microsoft Internal Findings Say Gender Bias at Washington Tech Giant Rarely Founded
Microsoft Corp.’s investigators concluded that fewer than 1 percent of gender-discrimination complaints made internally were “founded,” according to data unsealed in an ongoing class-action lawsuit. The disclosure covers almost 120 complaints made from 2010 to 2016 by U.S. female employees …

POSTED MARCH 16, 2018 3:47 PM

Health Insurance / Medical Insurance News From Medical News Today

Out-of-pocket costs exceed what many insured cancer patients expect to pay
Some patients spend a third of household income on cancer care, despite insurance.

Health insurance expansion via Obamacare linked to fewer cardiac arrests
A sudden catastrophic loss of heart function, or cardiac arrest, occurred significantly less among adults who acquired health insurance via the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to new research in...

POSTED JUNE 29, 2017
Medicaid restrictions linked to increased late-stage breast cancer diagnoses
Women in Tennessee who were diagnosed with breast cancer were more likely to be diagnosed with late stage disease after a substantial rollback of Medicaid coverage for adults in the state, according...

POSTED JUNE 27, 2017
Emergency room patients routinely overcharged, study finds
An analysis of billing records for more than 12,000 emergency medicine doctors across the United States shows that charges varied widely, but that on average, adult patients are charged 340 percent...

POSTED JUNE 01, 2017
More than 8 million children could face higher insurance costs without CHIP
More than 8 million children enrolled in the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) could be at risk of losing coverage if federal funding for the program is not extended this year.

Time for physicians to prepare for impending appropriate use mandate
Within a year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will implement a provision in the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) that requires physicians to consult appropriate use...

Trump's policies set to damage health and science, warns The BMJ
The BMJ warns that Trump's administration "is acting in ways that will suppress research and limit communication on scientific topics that it deems politically inconvenient.

Many cancer survivors change their prescription drug use for financial reasons
A new analysis indicates that many cancer survivors change their prescription drug use (including skipping doses or requesting cheaper medications) for financial reasons.

POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2017 6:00 AM
Insurance status impacts complication rates after shoulder replacement surgery
Patients undergoing shoulder replacement surgery who have Medicaid, Medicare or no health insurance, had higher complication rates as compared to patients who had private insurance.

Examining different accountable care organization payment models
Two new studies published online by JAMA Internal Medicine take a look at different accountable care organization (ACO) payment models.The first study by J. Michael McWilliams, M.D., Ph.D.

POSTED FEBRUARY 14, 2017 6:00 AM

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