A True Tale of Canadian Health Care: Why some patients need to go to the U.S. for surgery

A True Tale of Canadian Health Care: Why some patients need to go to the U.S. for surgery

Many advocates of health-care reform are admirers of Canada’s state-run, no-opt-out, single-payer system. Indeed, in 2003, President Barack Obama voiced enth…

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DentistSave.com Launches Discount Dental Plans in New Jersey – Dental Insurance Alternative for Consumers and Residents

Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) June 10, 2014

DentistSave.com, a national provider of cost-effective, money-saving dental plans, has launched in the state of New Jersey to give New Jersey residents and New Jersey consumers access to quality, affordable dental care services at reduced fees. DentistSave.com has rapidly become a leading destination for New Jersey consumers looking to save money on their dental care needs, by accessing reduced-fee dental rates as a member of discount fee dental plan available at DentistSave.com.

New Jersey dental care plans are designed to be a money-saving, hassle-free alternative to dental insurance plans and provide reduced-fee rates on 100′s of general dentistry procedures with participating network dentists all over New Jersey, as well as reduced rates on dental procedures by dental specialists in New Jersey.

DentistSave.com features the discount dental plans, dental insurance alternatives, which feature over 132,000 participating dental practice locations nationally. Participating dentists and dental specialists have agreed to charge significantly less for dental plan members referred by DentistSave.com.

Discount Dental Plan highlights include:

In most instances, members in New Jersey save 15% to 50% per visit* on services from general dentistry and cleanings to root canals and crowns.
Over 132,000** available dental practice locations in the USA national network.
Save on routine dental services such as X-rays, fillings, cleanings at New Jersey dentists participating in the network.
Save on specialty dental care procedures such as orthodontics and periodontics where available in New Jersey.
*Actual costs and savings vary by provider, service and geographical area.

**As of June 2013.

Discounted fee dental plans have been available for a number of years in the state of New Jersey. Dental discount plans were designed to save New Jersey residents, without traditional dental insurance, money on all their dental visits and performed dental procedures throughout the year. Discount dental plans are very popular in the group benefits, human resources (HR), and employee benefits industries, and have gained a wonderful reputation for being very cost-effective over the years as a money-saving form of “discount” benefit plan. The president of DMPO Marketing Inc. stated, “We are focused on delivering the highest quality, cost effective dental, health, and wellness products to individuals, families, groups, and associations within New Jersey. We are excited to offer a truly remarkable New Jersey dental savings program with a high rate of customer satisfaction.”

Dental plans is New Jersey save consumers money in the following ways:

Save money on routine dental procedures like cleanings, x-rays, and fillings.
Save money each time you visit the dentist during the course of a year. It’s recommended that people visit the dentist every 6 months.
Save money on more costly dental procedures like root canals, braces, and dental implants.
Save on New Jersey dental specialist procedures like orthodontics, periodontics, and endodontics.

Participating cities and areas and New Jersey include: Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Edison, Woodbridge, Lakewood, Toms River, Hamilton, Trenton, Clifton, Camden, Brick, Cherry Hill, Passaic, Middleton, Union City, Old Bridge, and more.

DentistSave.com allows New Jersey individuals and families to join affordable New Jersey discount dental plans and start saving money on their dental care costs within a couple of days of signing up. If you are interested in saving money on your dental care in New Jersey, visit DentistSave.com today.

Medtronic Infuse Lawsuit Filed By Humana Alleges Non-Approved Use and Coaching of Doctors; Reports Wright & Schulte LLC

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) June 09, 2014

Humana has filed a false claims lawsuit against Medtronic, Inc., for the alleged fraudulent misrepresentation of its Infuse Bone Graft and deceiving the insurance company into paying claims related to the medical device. The Medtronic infuse bone graft lawsuit also contends that the medical device manufacturer sponsored academic publications that misrepresented Infuse bone graft and paid doctors to promote the Medtronic bone graft product as safe to use in different spinal surgeries despite the fact that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Medtronic infuse bone graft in 2002 only for lower-back procedures. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee. (Humana Inc. v. Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA Inc.,14-cv-02405)

The lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC continue to offer free legal consultations to those who believe they have experienced injury or side-effects from the Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft. Contact one of the firms experienced product injury lawyers at 1-800-399-0795 or visit http://www.yourlegalhelp.com

Infuse Bone Graft is a synthetic liquid form of protein, called recombinant human bone morphogenetic proteins (rhBMP-2). The bone graft system was used for spinal surgeries even though In 2008, the FDA warned of life-threatening complications associated with rhBMP-2 in cervical spine fusion. The FDAs safety alert further stated that these products had not been approved for use in cervical spine surgeries and warned surgeons against using them.

[fda.gov/medicaldevices/safety/alertsandnotices/publichealthnotifications/ucm062000.htm, July 1, 2008]

According to Bloomberg, Medtronic lawsuit claims the manufacturer made about $ 900 million in Infuse sales in 2011 and the vast majority of sales were for off-label uses. Bloomberg also stated a Medtronics earning report showed Infuse accounted for $ 471 million in sales for the company in fiscal year 2014. Humana’s lawsuit also contends that Medtronic paid doctors for using and endorsing the product and sponsored fraudulent studies and peer-reviewed publications to misrepresent the safety of Infuse. A Medtronic spokesman called Humanas claims baseless, because the company has listed health risks associated with the product since 2002 and Medtronic did not compensate doctors to promote Infuse, according to the Bloomberg report. However, a U.S. Senate investigative committee found in 2012 that Medtronic paid doctors who promoted Infuse to other doctors more than $ 200 million in consulting fees and royalties, the Bloomberg news article said.

[bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-02/medtronic-sued-by-humana-over-bone-graft-product-correct-.html, June 2, 2014]

Bloomberg also stated, in May, Medtronic agreed to pay $ 22 million to settle 950 Medtronic lawsuits that were filed across the country regarding the Infuse Bone Graft Device. The company also agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Justice $ 9.9 million to settle a Medtronic lawsuit that accused the company of paying kickbacks to doctors if they implanted Medtronic’s defibrillators and pacemakers and other heart-rhythm devices (United States ex rel. Schroeder v. Medtronic, Inc., No. 2:09-cv-0279, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California).

Wright & Schulte LLC offers free lawsuit evaluations to victims of alleged Medtronic Infuse injuries. Please visit our website at http://www.yourlegalhelp.com or call 1-800-399-0795 to learn more about your options for legal recourse.

About Wright & Schulte LLC

Wright & Schulte LLC, a personal injury firm, is dedicated to the belief that Americas legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged, and fight tirelessly to ensure that even the worlds most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions. If youre looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free case evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com or call 1-800-399-0795.


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Off Health Exchange Plans Launches National Radio Campaign

Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) June 03, 2014

Off Health Exchange Plans.com, (OHEP), announces the launch of its National radio campaign aimed at bring awareness to the nearly 45 Million active consumers that do not have health insurance and missed open enrollment.

Off health exchange plans .com is launching the national Radio campaign on the heels of its recent success and roll out of off exchange health plans .com. The message is simple if you missed open enrollment you can still get coverage at Off Health Exchange Plans.com.

A recent survey conducted by Enroll America a nonprofit group formed to help the administration enroll people says that almost 60 percent of uninsured people cited cost as the number one reason. The plans are simply un-affordable, even with the subsidies. Off health exchange plans.com specifically tackles the cost issue.

Its unbelievable the number of people that either missed open enrollment or still remain without health coverage said Peter Colon president of Access Insurance USA. The notion that we can have every single uninsured American enroll in a health insurance plan only once a year is unrealistic and places undue constrains on individuals and a process that otherwise was open and available all year round.

Americans still need and deserve access to affordable health insurance coverage options, regardless of what time of year it is. Peter Colon went on to say imagine only being able to buy auto insurance or get married once a year sounds crazy however this is the current situation.

The ACA has offered some relief through a Q.L.E. a qualifying life event such as a divorce, marriage, relocation or suffered a job loss. If none of these examples fit you off exchange health Plans .com options includes short term plans. This type of plan typically saves consumers as much as 60 percent in premium costs. Saving people money and bridging the time until open enrollment reopens.

The Radio campaign is aimed at educating consumers and small business owners in States that have low enrollment numbers such Texas , Illinois, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Tennessee, and Louisiana.

Off Health Exchange Plans.com works with individuals, families and small business owners navigating the complex universe of health Insurance choices and providing solutions.

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Off health exchange plans .com is digital property that works closely with private carriers, administrators and Market experts to identify Health Insurance solutions that meet the needs of all Americans. OHEP is committed to providing ongoing advocacy and educational services to tackle complex choices and decisions todays health Insurance consumers face.

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Access Insurance USA is a leading innovator in the design and delivery of insurance products for todays consumers. In addition to offering access through a broad portfolio of over 180 private carrier plans Access Insurance USA services consumers in 48 States through its network of licensed professional agents. Access Insurance USA is a fully licensed insurance agency with its principal offices in Palm Beach, Florida.


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Petplan Named as Finalist in 2014 American Business Awards

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 13, 2014

Petplan, Americas best-loved pet insurer, is delighted to announce that the company has been named a finalist in the 2014 American Business Awards for fetch! magazine in both the print and electronic categories for Best House Organization Publication. Petplan will ultimately be a Gold, Silver or Bronze Stevie

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Red Mortgage Capital and Red Capital Markets, the mortgage and investment banking arms, respectively, of Red Capital Group, (RED) announced today that it provided a $ 5.78 Million FHA section 221(d)(4) mortgage and $ 15.5 million tax-exempt bond financing for the Centre Meadows Apartments in Lexington, KY, sponsored by the Lexington-Fayette County Housing Authority (LHA). The financing of the substantial rehabilitation of Centre Meadows was one of the first transactions to involve FHAs Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program conversion, an FHA mortgage, tax-exempt bonds and low income housing tax credits.

Centre Meadows, formerly Pimlico Apartments, is a proposed substantial rehabilitation of a 206 unit public housing community located at 1317 Centre Parkway in Lexington. The property is situated on about 14 acres of land and was originally constructed in 1976. The site includes 11 two-story buildings, a separate two-story leasing office, and an all-day child care facility. The community, operated by the LHA, will be converted from public housing units into Section 8 rental subsidized units under the RAD program. RAD is a central part of HUD’s rental housing preservation strategy, which works to preserve the nation’s stock of deeply affordable rental housing, promote efficiency within and among HUD programs, and build strong, stable communities.

We are very excited about this opportunity as it is one of the first RAD projects closed using an FHA Insured Mortgage and low income housing tax credits, stated Jim Hensley, Senior Managing Director for RED. In partnership with HUD, Red continues to be a pioneer when it comes to finding new solutions for affordable housing projects. Through the RAD program, LHA will be able to upgrade Centre Meadows so that it can provide safe and desirable housing for years to come. We look forward to working with other housing authorities as they look to take advantage of the RAD program and improve housing in their communities.

The Lexington Housing Authority, in an effort to continue to change the streetscape of affordable housing in Lexington, was pleased to be one of the first to participate in a RAD Program Conversion with an FHA mortgage, tax exempt bonds and low-income housing tax credits, stated Austin Simms, Executive Director, Lexington-Fayette County Housing Authority. It was through the Red Capital Group, led by Joey Hague, Vice President at RED, that this complicated, creative financing deal was made possible. Our hats are off to Red for their support and involvement.

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