Major insurers have limited the number of doctors and hospitals available in California’s new health insurance market. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, for example, is available only on two lower-priced Health Net plans in the state-run market. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times) Also September 14, 2013, 6:34 p.m. The doctor can’t see you now. Consumers may hear that a lot more often after getting health insurance under President Obama ‘s Affordable Care Act . To hold down premiums, major insurers in California have sharply limited the number of doctors and hospitals available to patients in the state’s new health insurance market opening Oct. 1.
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A health-care provider learns about needing medical care when you don’t have insurance
EDT Colorado-based Spectranetics and Paladina Health Announce Innovative Alliance Brings patient medical home model to employers and individuals at 37 clinics DENVER, Sep 16, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Paladina Health, LLC, and The Spectranetics Corporation /quotes/zigman/78157/quotes/nls/spnc SPNC -1.26% , both Colorado companies, today announced an alliance to offer an innovative medical home option for Spectranetics teammates and dependents in two Colorado Springs locations. One Paladina Health(R) clinic will be on-site at the Spectranetics corporate headquarters at 9965 Federal Drive. Another clinic will be conveniently located for use by Spectranetics teammates and their families throughout the Colorado Springs community. Spectranetics selected Paladina Health’s medical home model because it offers teammates and their dependents 24/7 access to their own personal physician and leads to better health outcomes for patients. “We want our teammates and their families to have easy and unlimited access to high-quality physicians who are focused on improving their health over the long-term,” said Robert Fuchs, vice president of global HR for Spectranetics.
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Colorado-based Spectranetics and Paladina Health Announce Innovative Alliance
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WebMD Health Corp. Announces Final Results Of Its Tender Offer
If you have appendicitis, we operate. They sent me for a triple-contrast CT scan. The results: early acute appendicitis. Next I met with some members of the surgical team: a resident and a medical student. Im familiar with the literature about antibiotics in lieu of surgery, the resident said, sounding annoyed.
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