In a head-to-head comparison, several of the cheaper devices performed nearly as well as the expensive hearing aids. The study lends credence to lawmakers’ efforts to get the FDA to set standards for the “personal sound amplification products.”
High-deductible health insurance plans linked to a health savings account cannot cover some care and drug expenses for chronic health conditions until the patient has met a deductible.
A new study found that fewer than half of people with health savings accounts deposited any money in them in 2016.
Starting in September, the three main agencies will wait 180 days before including a medical debt on a credit report.
With lots of questions about the 2018 insurance market still in play, someone who is between jobs might want to stick with their job-based insurance at least until the outlines of the health law’s marketplaces are clear in the fall.
The researchers looked at 11 services that medical groups have said are often unnecessary and found that blacks and Hispanics got them at higher rates than whites.
About 300 health care systems around the country have set up medical-legal partnerships to help patients who are dealing with legal problems that affect their health.
In states that take up the bill’s option to change the essential health benefits, the out-of-pocket spending limits and annual and lifetime caps on coverage in large group plans could fray.
The federal health law has opened up new options for young adults, but it can sometimes be confusing. A quick guide to the choices.
The risk of serious problems varies widely among bariatric surgery centers, a new study finds. In California, however, there’s surprisingly little data on these centers and the procedures they perform.