Paying Medicaid Enrollees To Get Checkups, Quit Smoking and Lose Weight: Will It Pay Off?

By Phil Galewitz When Bruce Hodgins went to the doctor for a checkup in Sioux City, Iowa, he was asked to complete a lengthy survey to gauge his health risks. In return for filling it out, he saved a $10 monthly premium for his Medicaid coverage. In Las Cruces, N.M., Isabel Juarez had her eyes tested, her teeth cleaned and recorded how many steps she

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A Reader Asks: How Do We Prove We Have Insurance?

A Reader Asks: How Do We Prove We Have Insurance? Q. How will we prove to the government that we have health insurance? A. Until the income tax forms for next year are available, exactly what people will be required to report is unclear. However, it’s likely that “people will be asked for information about coverage and attest to it in the same way they

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