Health insurance

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Intimate data: can a person who tracks their steps, sleep and food ever truly be free?
Big tech now encourages us to monitor everything from our heart rate to our glucose levels via smartphones and watches. How much privacy have we lost to the promise of self improvement - and is it time to stop?

Simon Usborne

05, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Bupa is being a real pain over my dental claim
My wisdom tooth needs to come out but it says the policy only covers ‘active symptoms’

Miles Brignall

07, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘He used his story as a weapon’: the inspiring tale of activist Ady Barkan
The documentary Not Going Quietly traces the paradox of the lawyer’s life with ALS: the weaker he gets, the louder his voice as an advocate for healthcare reform becomes

Adrian Horton

12, Aug, 2021 @6:26 AM

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‘In tears before I even logged in’: Cigna call center workers challenge working conditions
Employees started a petition demanding improvements, including lifting a pay raise freeze and removing pressure to meet metrics

Michael Sainato

03, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Like millions of Americans, I can never leave my spouse. I’ll lose my healthcare | Jessa Crispin
My access to doctors is tied to my husband – and his access is tied to his employer. Land of the free indeed

Jessa Crispin

23, Jul, 2021 @10:17 AM

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Booking a holiday outside the UK? Here’s what you need to know
British travellers face challenges this year not only from the Covid crisis, but also the effects of Brexit. Here’s the lowdown

Miles Brignall

15, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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What does Brexit mean for you? Shopping, mobile calls, flying, driving …
Big changes to our lives, and livelihoods, and on their way from 1 January when the transition period ends

Jamie Doward

27, Dec, 2020 @10:30 AM

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UK tourists who need routine treatment to be covered in EU for 12 months
British government says people entitled to NHS care who need treatment such as dialysis can apply

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

17, Dec, 2020 @3:39 PM

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Covid drives more people in UK to fund own operations
Patients are going private for knee, hip and cataract operations – here’s what they can expect to pay

Patrick Collinson

10, Oct, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Up to 43m Americans could lose health insurance amid pandemic, report says
Prior to pandemic, 160 million got insurance through their job – but up to 7 million are unlikely to find new plans, say researchers

Jessica Glenza

10, May, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Portugal considers subsidising UK tourists' post-Brexit healthcare
Country considers continuing cover offered by European health insurance card

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

18, Feb, 2020 @6:13 AM

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We're broke, not poor: how I became downwardly mobile
We have educations, credit cards, were raised with privilege and access – but our lives are filled with financial uncertainty

Lynn Steger Strong

03, Dec, 2019 @10:30 AM

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