Washington pioneers public health care option, but controlling costs remains tricky – CNN

The Evergreen State is the first to authorize the creation of a state-run public health insurance option on its Affordable Care Act exchange. Gov. Jay Inslee, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, signed legislation on Monday that will make the option available in 2021. The move comes as Democrats on the campaign trail and in Congress… Read More »

Gateway Health offers app aiding recovering substance abuse patients

Health insurer Gateway Health has teamed with mobile app vendor WEconnect Health Management to give Pennsylvania plan members ongoing help with recovery from substance abuse. Gateway is offering an app after inpatient treatment so those patients can join a support network during the first year of recovery. Each year, 23 million Americans seek substance abuse… Read More »

Are Walnuts Good For Blood Pressure?

According to a study, one of the benefits of eating walnuts is the lowering of blood pressure in individuals at risk for cardiovascular disease when combined with a low saturated fat diet. The randomized, controlled trial looked at the effects of replacing some of the saturated fats in individuals’ diets with walnuts. It was revealed… Read More »