Insurance Podcast Roundup – Week of October 11, 2011

headphones The weekly Insurance Podcast Roundup is where to go to keep up with the latest insurance related podcasts that are designed for consumers to listen to. Learning about what is new in health insurance, (and other policies), makes it easier for you to know what to look for, and how to prepare for upcoming changes in insurance.

NPR has an episode of “Morning Edition” that was released on October 10, 2011. This episode is called “Pharmacies Inject Convenience Into Flu Shot Market”. Pharmacies, and grocery stores that have pharmacies, are offering flu shots to people. The pharmacies will accept some types of health insurance. This means people can go to their pharmacy, instead of their doctor’s office, for flu shots.

NPR has another episode of “Morning Edition” that was also released on October 10, 2011. This episode is called “Mental First Aid: How to Help in an Emotional Crisis”. This episode is about what it is like to be an adult who develops a mental illness. Many health insurance policies do not cover treatment for mental health issues. The episode gives some advice about how to help a loved one who is experiencing an emotional crisis.

NPR has an episode of “All Things Considered” that was released on October 5, 2011. This episode is called “For One Senior, Medicaid Provides Model Care”. It describes the experiences of one senior who has been able to afford the long-term care that she is receiving, thanks to assistance from the Medicaid program.

Michigan Radio has an episode that was released on October 3, 2011. This episode is called “No-fault insurance changes could shift cost to taxpayers”. The Michigan legislature is holding hearings on bills that would change no-fault auto insurance. Details are given about the potential results of those changes. Michigan is not the only state that has no-fault auto insurance.

Clark Howard Show has an episode that was released on October 4, 2011. Part of this episode discusses the reasons why you should “resist the temptation to lower your homeowner’s insurance”.

NAPH has an episode that was released on October 4, 2011. NAPH is the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems. This episode of their podcast is called “This Week in Washington”. It gives you a quick review of the latest efforts made by legislators that can affect insurance.

NPR has an episode of “Morning Edition” that was released on September 28, 2011. This episode is called “Stacks of Medical Bills Afflict the ‘Underinsured’”. This episode gives you a look into the lives of people who are unable to afford to purchase enough health insurance to cover their health care needs.

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