AskNadia: Levemir Insulin Versus Lantus

Dear Nadia, I would like to know, if I normally use Levemir pen insulin, and I run out before my health insurance kicks in, can I use Lantus insulin until I can get coverage for my Levemir ? Rita U Dear Rita: Levemir and Lantus are similar insulins.  Our advisory board member Jane Jeffrie Seley, DNP MSN MPH RN GNP BC-ADM CDE CDTC suggests that

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Health Insurance Premiums Aren’t Rising as Fast as Predicted

According to a new report, health insurance premiums through public exchanges rose an average of 8% between 2015 and 2016. However, this only amounted to an increase of about $4 per month. One of the biggest reasons that premiums are staying affordable for beneficiaries is the premium tax credits, which are received by about 85% of Healthcare.gov enrollees. The average monthly tax credit received in

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: CA Bill To Allow Undocumented Immigrants Health Insurance

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/May-15_-2016_-11_55_44-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadUnder a new proposed bill, California would become the first state to ask the U.S. government to allow undocumented immigrants to purchase health insurance via a state exchange. Authored by Democratic Senator Ricardo Lara, this bill would request that the federal government give permission to immigrants to buy – and pay – for coverage through Covered California. There would

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How Getting Married Affects Health Insurance Tax Credits

This week I answered questions from people about health insurance cost and coverage rules, including how getting married or working here as a foreign national may affect them. Q. Last year, I had single coverage through the marketplace from January through May. Then I got married and canceled my policy because I had coverage through my husband’s job for the rest of the year. When

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