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46 mn Americans live in poverty


September 13th, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) About 46 million Americans lived in poverty last year, accounting for 15 percent of the population, the US census bureau announced Wednesday.The poverty rate was not ... Read more...

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Star Health to raise Rs.150 crore fresh capital


July 31st, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 31 (IANS) City-based pure play health insurer Star Health and Allied Insurance Company plans to raise around Rs.150 crore equity this fiscal from private equity (PE) funds while ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh doctors questioned on womb removals


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 23 (IANS) Health officials in Chhattisgarh Monday finished the two-day questioning of nine doctors accused of removing wombs of young women to make money under the National Health ... Read more...

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Goa to re-negotiate mediclaim scheme with insurer


July 9th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 9 (IANS) The Goa government will re-negotiate the terms and conditions of its mediclaim insurance scheme with ICICI Lombard and re-launch it within the year, Health Minister Laxmikant ... Read more...

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Insurers to discuss revision in health, motor insurance


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 3 (IANS) A key panel on the non-life insurance sector will be meeting in Hyderabad Wednesday to discuss the issue of an upward revision in health and motor ... Read more...

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US state faces doctor, nurse shortages


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) The US state of Texas will need 71,000 more nurses and 39,000 additional family physicians by 2020.The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that President Barack Obama's ... Read more...

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Spread awareness on health schemes: Dikshit


June 30th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said Saturday that the authorities should spread awareness about government health schemes and asked poor people to take advantage ... Read more...

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US top court upholds Obama’s signature healthcare law


June 28th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) In a historic verdict, the US Supreme Court Thursday upheld President Barack Obama's signature health care law, handing him a major victory in the run-up ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

77.3 million baby boomers face bleak future


April 17th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) An estimated 77.3 million baby boomers, one of the largest generations in history, face a bleak future and the growing prospect of alienation as they cross ... Read more...

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Ageing baby boomers face hardships


April 5th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) A new study on successful ageing finds that their unmarried baby boomer counterparts fare much worse in terms of economic, health, and social outcomes. In 2011, ... Read more...

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UAE’s insurance company offers circumcision coverage


March 28th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 28 (IANS/WAM) A United Arab Emirates (UAE) health insurance company has announced inclusion of male circumcision costs in its comprehensive enhanced insurance plans.The National Health Insurance Company ... Read more...

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Government health insurance to cover beedi workers


March 15th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The government's health insurance scheme for poor is being extended to cover the beneficiaries of the flagship rural job guarantee schemeand beedi workers, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Analjit Singh to be non-executive chairman of Vodafone India


February 10th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The Vodafone Group Friday named Analjit Singh as the non-executive chairman of its India operations.Singh, a leading industry figure in India, is the founder and ... Read more...

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Now, workers in unorganised sector under health insurance scheme


January 12th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday brought workers in the unorganised sector under the cover of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana through which they are entitled to smart ... Read more...

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Revamped health insurance scheme launched


January 11th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 11 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday rolled out a revamped comprehensive health insurance scheme for the poor to benefit 1.34 crore families at an annual ... Read more...

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India mulls bank account number portability


January 3rd, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) After allowing portability of mobile numbers and health insurance policies, the Indian government plans to give customers the flexibility to change his/her bank without changing ... Read more...

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Advisory council to focus on workers welfare


January 3rd, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Pursuing its social welfare agenda, the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) will take up Jan 16 the issues of welfare of unorganised sector ... Read more...

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Himachal gives MNREGA workers, servants health cover


December 18th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Sunday included workers employed under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) and domestic servants in the National Health Insurance Scheme.MNREGA workers, who ... Read more...

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Khurshid stresses on health insurance


November 2nd, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Public private partnerships and wider health insurance coverage will be the key for making healthcare widely available in India, union Law Minister Salman Khurshid said ... Read more...

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Pakistan mulls protection fund for media


November 1st, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 1 (IANS) Pakistan is planning to provide health insurance for journalists as well as a protection fund for media personnel who die while performing their duty.Minister for Information ... Read more...

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Corey Feldman gets sued over child support


September 26th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Sept 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former Playboy Playmate Susie Feldman has filed a suit against her ex husband and actor Corey Feldman demanding child support. The suit demands that Corey should ... Read more...

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Highest net asset value cover plans are risky: IRDA chief


September 15th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Unit-linked life insurance products that promise buyers returns based on highest net asset value (NAV) achieved during the tenure of the policy are "risky" and ... Read more...

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12th Five Year Plan to focus on health: PM


August 15th, 2011 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government will lay emphasis on health in the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) and funds will not be a constraint in the areas ... Read more...

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US court tosses out key parts of Obama’s healthcare reform


August 13th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) In a major blow to President Barack Obama, a US federal appeals court has tossed out key provisions of his sweeping health care reform bill ... Read more...

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IndiaFirst Life forays into health insurance


August 3rd, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) IndiaFirst Life Insurance, a joint venture between Bank of Baroda and Andhra Bank and Britain-based Legal and General said Wednesday it was foraying into ... Read more...

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Meghalaya to introduce health insurance scheme


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 1 (IANS) The Meghalaya government will introduce a health insurance scheme for those whose annual income is below Rs.5 lakh, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said Monday."The proposed insurance ... Read more...

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Cashless health insurance for 4.75 mn domestic workers


June 23rd, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Around 4.75 million registered domestic workers in India will soon be covered by a smart card-based cashless health insurance scheme, an official statement said Thursday.According ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

ICICI Lombard to insure 3.5 lakh homes in Goa


June 13th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 13 (IANS) One of India's biggest health insurance operators, ICICI Lombard Health Insurance Company (ICICI LHIC), will insure nearly 3.5 lakh households in Goa as part of the ... Read more...

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Insurers relieved as Tamil Nadu scraps health scheme


June 10th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 10 (IANS) The AIADMK government's decision to scrap the Kalaignar Health Insurance Scheme in Tamil Nadu has come as a blessing in disguise for the participating insurance companies ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu government’s decision to impact insurer


June 3rd, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 3 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government's announcement Friday to scrap the existing group health insurance scheme for the poor in favour of much more comprehensive cover is likely ... Read more...

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Chola MS General targets Rs.1,400 crore premium in 2011-12


June 2nd, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 2 (IANS) City based non-life insurer Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Ltd. is targeting a gross premium income of around Rs.1,400 crore this fiscal, a senior company official ... Read more...

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Rana jury selection faces bias against Muslims


May 18th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 18 (IANS) From a tooth and shoulder pain to displaying a clear bias in favour of the government, there was a diversity of reasons why some 20 potential ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Most Iowa Republicans say Obama wasn’t born in US: Poll


April 20th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr20 (ANI): Nearly 48 percent of Iowa Republicans claim President Barack Obama was not born in the United States, a survey has revealed.According to a survey conducted by Democratic firm ... Read more...

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You shouldn’t have to go India for cheap healthcare: Obama


April 20th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has begun a sales pitch to rein in mounting deficits without cutting down on essentials like infrastructure and Medicare so that ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Poor infrastructure prime barrier for healthcare: Study


March 30th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Lack of proper infrastructure is the foremost barrier to healthcare access, a new study says.According to the study conducted by Pune-based DY Patil Medical College ... Read more...

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