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Illinois is the Nation’s First State to Extend Health Coverage to Undocumented Seniors

Illinois is the Nation’s First State to Extend Health Coverage to Undocumented Seniors

As a nurse manager for one of Chicago’s busiest safety-net hospitals, Raquel Prendkowski has witnessed COVID-19‘s devastating toll on many of the city’s most vulnerable residents — including people who lack health insurance because of their immigration status. Some come in so sick they go right to intensive care. Some don’t survive. “We’re in a bad […]

Congress Passes No Surprise Billing Act

The Deal to End Surprise Medical Bills Finally Gets Approved Scope Of The Protections Consumers would be protected from surprise medical bills when they receive care in both emergency and nonemergency settings; the protections would extend to out-of-network air ambulances. As a result, patients would be protected from surprise bills in situations where they have […]

IRS Allows Health Plans to Cover More Treatments Before Deductible Is Met

IRS Allows Health Plans to Cover More Treatments Before Deductible Is Met

The Treasury Department and IRS added treatments for a range of chronic conditions to the list of preventive-care benefits for which a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) can pay—even if a plan enrollee’s health care spending hasn’t surpassed the plan deductible—without running afoul of the rules allowing pretax contributions to health savings accounts (HSAs). Medical care, […]