A new state law limits what consumers owe if they’re transported by an air ambulance that’s not part of their insurance network to the amount that they’d be charged if they used an in-network provider. But the law won’t protect millions of consumers whose health plans aren’t regulated by the state.
En 2017, 1.4 millones de adultos intentaron suicidarse, y más de 47,000 lograron acabar con su vida, convirtiendo al suicidio en la décima causa de muerte en el país, según los CDC.
Suicide rates across the country have been rising for 20 years. That’s true in New York, too, but even so, its rate is about half that of the country as a whole.
A California law, which took effect in July 2017, protects consumers who use an in-network hospital or other facility from surprise bills when cared for by an out-of-network doctor. But physicians say the law has allowed insurers to shrink networks, limiting access to those doctors who have contracted with the patients’ insurance plans.
Firms are offering more traditional plans alongside or instead of the plans with sky-high deductibles that may have been the only option in the past. The change comes as employers are finding that workers like the predictability of a traditional plan and that providing more generous plans can help with recruiting in a tight labor market.
Many states have rules that keep parents from knowing about or consenting to certain types of care for their children, including mental health and drug and alcohol treatment. Washington state, however, has revised its policies.
People at companies with large numbers of people earning $25,000 or less faced bigger deductibles for single coverage and were asked to pony up a larger share of their income in premiums than those at other firms.
La nueva legislación deroga las exenciones de vacunación religiosa en las escuelas. Otra norma endurece las reglas sobre las vinculadas a razones médicas.
New York, where nearly 900 people contracted measles this year, has enacted contentious requirements for immunizations.
Los cigarrillos electrónicos contienen nicotina, que es altamente adictiva y puede dañar el cerebro en desarrollo de los adolescentes.