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Secure Your Health: Verify Data Breach in Our Database

TL/DR - The medical information of over 144 million Americans was stolen or exposed in 2023 due to a record number of healthcare data breaches, with the most significant breach occurring in February when a ransomware attack targeted Change Healthcare, the nation's largest health care payment system. The Covid-19 pandemic has increased the use of…

Alaska Legislators Approve Subscription-Based Health Care Rules

TL/DR - The Alaska Legislature has approved a bill authorizing direct health agreements, a concept akin to a gym membership for basic healthcare services. These agreements, clarified in Senate Bill 45, are not insurance and can't be regulated as such, with the aim to bypass insurance company markups and reduce cost. However, it's stated that…

States Tighten Health Care Denial Laws: Can Insurers Outrun?

TL/DR - Amina Tollin, a patient with a chronic nerve condition, polyneuropathy, had her life-saving blood infusion therapy stopped by Medicaid after it stopped covering the $18,000 monthly costs. This was due to an increasingly common process among insurers known as prior authorization, which requires doctors to get approval before insurers pay…