Price transparency can stop health insurers’ gain off patient pain

CEO pay disclosures this spring show what many patient advocates already suspected: Health insurance company executives gained from ordinary people’s 2020 pain. While patients avoided hospitals and doctors’ offices last year for fear of catching COVID-19, health insurers laughed all the way to the bank by paying out far fewer claims. Compensation data filed so… Read More »

Vaccines are a national priority but not ‘silver bullets’ for reopening, Singapore minister says

SINGAPORE — Singapore needs a “suite of measures” beyond Covid vaccinations in order to open up its economy and allow international travel, said S Iswaran, the country’s minister for communications and information. Some of those measures may include testing for Covid-19, he told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia” on Tuesday, as part of World Economic Forum Global… Read More »

Demand for mental health and suicide prevention services soars during Covid-19 pandemic

Demand for mental health supports and suicide prevention services have soared across Ireland during the 13-month Covid-19 pandemic.  he revelation from Ireland’s first Professor of Public Mental Health, Prof Ella Arensman, has verified mounting anecdotal concerns that the pandemic is having a significant mental health impact through extended isolation, lack of social interaction, financial stress… Read More »