Japan has extended state-backed insurance to cover imports of oil from Iran, potentially allowing the country’s refiners to continue loading crude cargoes from the Middle Eastern nation, a government official told Reuters on Thursday.
About 186,000 elderly people in Shanghai, on China’s central coast, have benefitted from the city's long-term care insurance pilot program, according to the Office of the China National Working Commission on Aging.
Disconsolate, Alberto Flores piles up on the edge of a road the few bunches of plantains that he managed to save from a crop spoiled by heavy rains that completely flooded his farm in central El Salvador.
China has approved 17 anti-cancer drugs for inclusion in its national health insurance system, the government said on Wednesday, part of its efforts to make cancer treatment more affordable as the number of cases increases.
India’s media say Iran has started to provide insurance coverage to oil shipments to India so as to continue exporting the strategic fuel to its second largest buyer in light of US sanctions that are expected to choke its crude trade.
Iran is offering to insure oil cargoes to India after some local insurers stopped providing the service in the face of impending US sanctions, industry sources said, a move that would help Tehran continue supplying its second biggest oil client.
Insurers in the UK have been accused of depriving access to life insurance and other kinds of cover to people with depression and anxiety, even for physical conditions unrelated to their mental health.
For the first time in the history of the the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) — which has provided healthcare to millions of Americans and helped to drastically reduce the uninsured rate of children since its implementation in 1997 — states may run out of funding.
The UK national mental health commissioner, Professor Ian Hickie, has described private health insurance reforms affecting mental health as a ‘work-around’ that will lead to more mental health hospital beds without providing the community-based services people need.
Frequent extreme weather and climate shifts pose a challenge to already vulnerable groups such as smallholder farmers in the developing world. Between 2004 and 2014, farmers are said to have endured the brunt of the 100-billion-dollar cost of climate-related disasters.