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Protecting Patient Privacy

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, better known as HIPAA, provides a variety of protections to ensure patients’ privacy.

“The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides federal protections for individually identifiable health information held by covered entities and their business associates and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that […]

Policy Makers, Insurers and Risk

As the leader of a healthcare advocacy, I can assure you that there’s no such than as a living, breathing percentage. Humans have heartbeats, statistics don’t. Every person is an individual, with medical and mental health needs as unique as their fingerprints. Yet on a far too regular basis, statisticians […]

Why Insurers Can’t See Value in People

The health insurance industry’s opportunity within the individual consumer segment is increasing at a historic rate, thanks in large part to the Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare), yet insurers don’t seem to want to get past a traditional corporate-focused wholesale approach to act on the opportunity.

After decades of wholesale sales […]

“The Worst Part about Breast Cancer” published in Huffington Post Women

CEO Sarah O’Leary wrote a piece that was featured today in Huffington Post Women about the very real and often unforeseen financial damages of major medical events.
Here is the link to the article:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sarah-oleary/the-worst-part-about-breast-cancer_b_4084838.html

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One Oath to Unite Us.

Do no harm.

“To abstain from doing harm” is an essential part of an oath that has been taken by physicians and millions of other caregivers dating back to the fifth century B.C. Some credit it to the father of western medicine, Hippocrates, who believed in an ethically binding promise between […]

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