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Oct 3, 2016

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My Coverage Plan, a Madison technology start-up, receives NIH grant

My Coverage Plan Inc., a for-profit subsidiary of public interest law firm ABC for Health, has received a five-year grant of up to $1.6 million from the National Institutes of Health to develop software to help train staff at hospitals and other organizations in determining eligibility for public...

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Jun 20, 2016

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Remi

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Workers May Soon Have To Share Heath Data--Or Pay A Penalty

Sometime next year, you may hear about a new way to save money on your health insurance. To get the discount, you and your spouse have to join your company’s voluntary “wellness program,” the kind that typically promotes exercising more or losing weight. As part of signing up, you’re both asked to...

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Smartphone health: Apple releases software for medical apps

Apple is edging its way a little further into health care with the release of new iPhone apps that patients can use to manage their own medical conditions — from diabetes to pregnancy and even depression.  While there are hundreds of health-related apps on the market, Apple wants to put its stamp...

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Jun 18, 2015

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Christy

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Your Health Insurer Wants to Know Exactly When You Get Pregnant

Having a baby isn't just expensive for parents. Insurance companies spend $18,329 on the average natural birth in the U.S., and that cost goes up for Caesarian sections, multiple births, pre-term deliveries, or complications.

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Giving Out Private Data for Discount in Insurance

Andrew Thomas’s life insurer knows exactly when he arrives at his local gym. The company is notified when he swipes his membership card, and 30 minutes later, it checks that he is still there, tracking his location through his smartphone.

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