A dental insurance pilot program in Maryland has launched for certain Medicaid recipients and pays to remove teeth but not replace them. The Baltimore Sun reports the Maryland Department of Health has budgeted $4.2 million for the program’s first year. About 33,000 adults with a disability and limited income are eligible. If all eligible adults used the maximum benefit, the state estimates it would cost $26 million. Dentists say participants could receive two oral exams, two cleanings and up to five cavity filings or tooth extractions in a year with the program. Maryland Dental Action Coalition Executive Director Mary Backley says the group wanted more coverage but the pilot program is an important step. The goal is to cut costs to Medicaid by providing preventative, diagnostic and restorative services. ___ Information from: The Baltimore Sun, https://www.baltimoresun.com Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, … [Read more...] about New program gives some with Medicaid partial dental coverage
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Brady Mccombs, Associated Press Updated 4:20 pm PDT, Thursday, July 25, 2019 From left to right, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, Maine Gov. Janet Mills and Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak look on during a news conference launching an Outdoors Recreation Initiative Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in Salt Lake City. Governors from about 25 states are gathering in Utah this week for the summer conference of the National Governors Association. The state leaders are expected to discuss infrastructure, cybersecurity and health care at the three-day conference in Salt Lake City that runs Wednesday through Friday. less From left to right, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, Maine Gov. Janet Mills and Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak look on during a news conference launching an Outdoors ... more Photo: Rick Bowmer, AP … [Read more...] about Governors weigh health care plans as they await court ruling
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Priyanka Dayal McCluskey Globe Staff April 09, 2019 Two top Trump administration officials visiting Massachusetts slammed the Affordable Care Act as a failure – even though the law has broad bipartisan support in this state and appears to be working smoothly here.US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II and the administrator of Medicare and Medicaid, Seema Verma, in separate appearances Monday also ridiculed the “Medicare for All” plans that many Democrats are now promoting.“The solution to a partial takeover of health care and its failings is not a complete government takeover of health care,” Azar said Monday night at an event hosted by the Pioneer Institute, a free market-oriented think tank in Boston. Advertisement Verma called a single-payer system the biggest threat to the future of the American health care … [Read more...] about In Boston visits, Trump health officials ridicule ‘Medicare for All’ plans
Who needs compulsory health insurance in Switzerland? If you move to Switzerland, chances are you will need to take out compulsory basic compulsory health insurance within three months. There is no 'free' public healthcare in Switzerland and you will have to pay your compulsory premiums out of your own pocket. The only people who are exempt are cross-border workers, retirees with pensions from European Union or EFTA states, students living temporary in Switzerland with their own equivalent health insurance and certain international officials and diplomats. What does this compulsory health insurance cover? Basic health insurance (Grundversicherung/assurance de base/assicurazione di base) in Switzerland is very comprehensive and includes coverage for illness, maternity and accidents – although with accidents, basic insurance only kicks in when people do not have accident insurance through their workplace. You are also covered for emergency treatment overseas, although … [Read more...] about What you need to know before you take out Swiss health insurance
By Brooke Staggs | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: January 13, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: January 14, 2019 at 11:22 am A quarter century has passed, but David Miller will never forget the sound. “It was like there was a freight train under my house,” he said, recalling the moment 25 years ago Thursday, Jan. 17, when the Earth’s plates suddenly slipped along a previously unknown fault 11 miles beneath his Prairie Street home in Northridge. Firefighters work to free trapped residents at the Northridge Meadows Apartments on Reseda Blvd in Northridge CA. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Firefighters examine the bottom floor of the Northridge Meadows apartments searching for victims. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsEmergency workers remove a survivor from the first floor of the Northridge Meadows. (Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Fire and rescue vehicles fill the street in front of the Northridge Meadows apartment … [Read more...] about 25 years after the Northridge earthquake, another one could hit ‘any time.’ Are we safer?