Health

RSS Feed
NPR

Congressmen Berate Sebelius For Cancellations, Website Woes

Twin embarrassments framed HHS Secretary's Kathleen Sebelius' day Wednesday on Capitol Hill. Criticism over the rocky rollout of the HealthCare.gov website was expected. But Sebelius also had to answer questions about insurance companies canceling policies for people who buy their own coverage.
NPR

When 'Fixed Income' Means Getting By On Social Security

For Gilroy Hain, 64, his only source of income is the $1,500 a month he receives from Social Security. He spends $500 for a rented bedroom in Los Angeles, and the rest goes for food and little indulgences, like an occasional rental car. For the former aerospace industry worker who was homeless for a time, living on Social Security alone is not an easy life.
NPR

Add Security To The List Of HealthCare.gov Tech Issues

To the long list of problems plaguing HealthCare.gov, add data security. The enrollment site for the new health insurance exchanges had a security flaw that didn't get patched up when the exchange marketplace went live.
NPR

New York OKs Raising Age For Tobacco Purchases To 21

The law, which Mayor Michael Bloomberg has promised to sign, would make New York one of a very few U.S. cities to adopt such strong restrictions.
NPR

Notices Canceling Health Insurance Leave Many On Edge

President Obama repeatedly said that anyone who likes their current health insurance policy would be able to keep it. But insurers have sent hundreds of thousands of cancellation notices to people who buy their own coverage — and some of them face significantly higher costs to get new policies under the Affordable Care Act.
NPR

Obama Vows HealthCare.gov Problems Will Be Fixed 'ASAP'

Speaking to an audience in Boston, the president pointed to early problems with the rollout of Massachusetts' health care overhaul. Those problems were solved, he said.
NPR

Online Advice Can Hurt Teens At Risk For Suicide, Self-Harm

The Internet can offer support and encouragement to teens at risk. Public health authorities should enhance those resources while being on guard for negative information that can jeopardize the health of vulnerable young people.
NPR

Here's What You Need To Know About Obamacare And Your Health Plan

The latest complaints about the health law center around the question of whether you can keep your current health plan if you like it. There actually are rules associated with the law that try to protect that right. Here's a primer on those rules.
NPR

Soylent: An Offbeat Food Idea Investors Are Taking Seriously

Inventor Rob Rhinehart has raised $1.5 million in seed funding for his powdered food alternative. He and his investors say there's a big market for his product: time- and cash-strapped people currently living on takeout.
NPR

The Long List Of Health Apps Features Few Clear Winners

Mobile health apps have gotten a lot of attention, but most are not being used, according to an industry analysis. The top-selling apps are diet and fitness trackers. Most apps don't let people enter their own data, and very few are actually designed to help people manage an illness.

Pages