Michelle Andrews

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Name: Michelle Andrews
Date registered: July 19, 2012
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science?wprss=rss_health-science

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  1. California Surprise-Billing Law Protects Patients But Aggravates Many Doctors — December 5, 2019
  2. Firms Seeking Top Workers Find They Can’t Offer Only High-Deductible Health Plans — October 29, 2019
  3. Employers Are Scaling Back Their Dependence On High-Deductible Health Plans — October 29, 2019
  4. Employers Are Scaling Back Their Dependence On High-Deductible Health Plans — October 29, 2019
  5. Washington State Law On Behavioral Care Balances Parental Rights, Teens’ Autonomy — October 24, 2019

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California Surprise-Billing Law Protects Patients But Aggravates Many Doctors

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 Seeking Top Workers Find They Can’t Offer Only High-Deductible Health Plans

Big firms are again offering more generous health plans alongside or instead of policies with sky-high deductibles. Why? They need to do so to stay competitive and recruit top talent.

Employers Are Scaling Back Their Dependence On High-Deductible Health 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.

Employers Are Scaling Back Their Dependence On High-Deductible Health 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.

Washington State Law On Behavioral Care Balances Parental Rights, Teens’ Autonomy

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.

As Health Care Costs Rise, Workers At Low-Wage Firms May Pay A Larger Share

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.

As Measles Outbreak Fades, N.Y. Sets In Motion New Rules On School Vaccinations

New York, where nearly 900 people contracted measles this year, has enacted contentious requirements for immunizations.

Joe Camel Was Forced Out Of Ads. So Why Is Juul Allowed On TV?

For nearly 50 years, cigarette advertising has been banned from TV and radio. But the marketing of electronic cigarettes isn’t constrained by that law.

Federal Experts’ Advice On HPV Vaccine Could Leave Adults Confused

A federal advisory panel says people between ages 27 and 45 may benefit from the vaccine to fight the human papillomavirus. But some public health advocates worry that the advice doesn’t provide doctors and patients clear guidance about who in this large age group are good candidates for the vaccine.

Federal Experts’ Advice On HPV Vaccine Could Leave Adults Confused

A federal advisory panel says people between ages 27 and 45 may benefit from the vaccine to fight the human papillomavirus. But some public health advocates worry that the advice doesn’t provide doctors and patients clear guidance about who in this large age group are good candidates for the vaccine.

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