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Diabetes epidemic: Obesity weighing down public health
More than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, up from the previous estimate of 26 million in 2010, and another 86 million have prediabetes, according to a recently released report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency warns that without weight loss and...[MORE]
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Article 1938 Obamacare seems to be working
Some recent findings reported by Gallup: There has been a statistically significant and meaningfully large decline in the percentage of uninsured U.S. adults. The uninsured rate peaked at 18.0% in the third quarter of 2013, the highest rate measured since Gallup and Healthways began ...[MORE]
Article 1937 Saline solution in short supply
Hospitals across the country are struggling to deal with a shortage of saline solution and manufacturers say they won’t be able to catch up with demand until next year, reports Kaiser Health News. “To make one of these drugs is very complex, even though the drug itself is simple. It ...[MORE]
Article 1936 Insurers begin directing cancer care
Cancer care is too complex and expensive to be left entirely to oncologists, say several national insurers who’ve begun directing cancer care. The largest effort to date is the one by WellPoint, Inc. which is offering oncologists a $350-per-month payment for each patient who is on one of the ...[MORE]
Article 1935 Uprisings against drug prices
Private and government health plans were stunned earlier this year when they learned Sovaldi, a new drug for treating hepatitis C, would cost about $84,000 per treatment. Analysts warn it may not be long before we have a drug that costs $1 million for a course of treatment. “Today, a ...[MORE]
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PHLIP was founded under the umbrella of PHT Services, Ltd. in 2001 in response to the growing need for a stable source for professional and general liability insurance for South Carolina hospitals and health systems. Operating as a Risk Purchasing Group pursuant to the Liability Risk Retention Act of 1986, PHLIP serves its members by providing access to group self-insurance options as an alternative to commercial insurance. PHLIP currently offers its members group self-insurance alternatives for health care professional & general liability and medical stop-loss coverage.