Yesterday, the group Transgender Legal Defense & Education announced that an insurance company has agreed to a settlement that will require it to pay for a sex-change operation for a transgender person.Ida Hammer, 34, was born a man but has been living as a woman for the past several years. Acco ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, out now: I head to MetLife Stadium for the Brothers of the Sun Tour, starring Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw; and Brad Cohan looks at the boundary-smashing label ugEXPLODE, the brainchild of master basher Weasel Walter.
It turns out there is insurance coverage for sexual abuse and molestation.
This was brought to our attention by last week's Daily News article that claimed that in the wake of so many recent sex abuse scandals, the city is requiring all contractors who come into contact with youth to carry abuse a ... More >>
In a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, President Obama has a 51 percent approval rating, and the same respondents disapprove of his handling of the economy (53 percent), the deficit (56 percent), and health care (53 percent).
They approve of the way he handles terrorism (56 percent), and p ... More >>
Andrew Cuomo says that new non-profit health care database for New Yorkers will be up and running soon. Back in January Cuomo muscled health insurance companies to pony up millions to make good for the Ingenix scandal -- in which the UnitedHealth Group-run info company was found to be providing les ... More >>
Since getting Ingenix and UnitedHealth Group to pony up for an independent rate database so health insurance customers won't get fleeced on out-of-network costs, attorney general Andrew Cuomo has been shaking down the rest of the insurance industry. This month he's gotten more than half a million fr ... More >>
Tuesday Andrew Cuomo announced he'd gotten Ingenix and subsidiary UnitedHealth Group to give up $50 million* to create a more transparent, independent database for calculating out-of-network health care costs than the one they'd been running. Today he announced that Aetna -- one of the health care c ... More >>
Last year attorney general Andrew Cuomo brought suit against health care information company Ingenix and its parent company UnitedHealth Group, claiming Ingenix's method of determinng reimbursement rates for out-of-network claims by insurance customers was rigged.
At a press conference today Cuom ... More >>