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Watch: What You Should Know About The New Rule On Short-Term Health Plans Feature
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Watch: What You Should Know About The New Rule On Short-Term Health Plans

Video discussion about the problems with short term health plans – also known as "skinny plans," which may have lower monthly premiums, but will not provide the benefits or protections required by the ACA.

Congress Said COVID-19 Tests Should Be Free — But Who’s Paying?
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Congress Said COVID-19 Tests Should Be Free — But Who’s Paying?

Congress passed a law to make novel coronavirus testing free to people, but some people who get health insurance from their employer may be facing costs since they are self-insured health plans.

12 Ways to Optimize Your Health Insurance
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12 Ways to Optimize Your Health Insurance

When it comes to your health and cost of care, you have more power than you think.

What Are 'Surprise Medical Bills'? Six Ways to Address Unexpected Health-Care Costs
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What Are 'Surprise Medical Bills'? Six Ways to Address Unexpected Health-Care Costs

If you think that having “good insurance” will protect you from surprise medical bills, think again.

For Better Women’s Health, Expand the ACA, Not Medicare
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For Better Women’s Health, Expand the ACA, Not Medicare

If the goal is expanding access and improving affordability, then building on the ACA is a better strategy.

How A Company Misappropriated Native American Culture to Sell Health Insurance
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How A Company Misappropriated Native American Culture to Sell Health Insurance

People looking for lower cost health insurance may lead them to options that are scams not regulated by state insurance rules. These plans likely don’t meet ACA requirements and can leave people with very high health care the “insurance” won’t pay for, pa

How I Discovered the Hidden Costs of Mental Health Care
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How I Discovered the Hidden Costs of Mental Health Care

When I read the fine print, I learned my insurance didn’t cover more than three therapist visits per year.

Analysis: Who Profits From Steep Medical Bills? The People Tasked With Fixing Them
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Analysis: Who Profits From Steep Medical Bills? The People Tasked With Fixing Them

Every politician condemns the phenomenon of "surprise" medical bills. But no one with authority in Washington has done much of anything about it.

Biosimilars and Women's Health: Realizing the Potential
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Biosimilars and Women's Health: Realizing the Potential

Biosimilars are powerful, life-changing medicines. Many chronic, debilitating autoimmune diseases that affect women in greater numbers than men, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, can now be treated with biosimilars, as can breast cancer.

Surprise Medical Bills Continue During Coronavirus Time, and Congress Still Misses Major Points
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Surprise Medical Bills Continue During Coronavirus Time, and Congress Still Misses Major Points

Surprise bills typically occur when patients get caught between their insurer and their provider.

Lost Your Job? Here's How to Find New Health Insurance
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Lost Your Job? Here's How to Find New Health Insurance

Shopping for health insurance at any time is a difficult task, but when you’ve just lost your job during a national crisis, it may feel overwhelming. Start by considering these three options.

Beyond Burnout: Docs Decry ‘Moral Injury’ From Financial Pressures Of Health Care
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Beyond Burnout: Docs Decry ‘Moral Injury’ From Financial Pressures Of Health Care

The excessive testing, Corl said, stemmed from a model of emergency care that forces doctors to practice "fast and loose medicine."

Seven Key Things to Know When Choosing Health Insurance During Open Enrollment
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Seven Key Things to Know When Choosing Health Insurance During Open Enrollment

You can make good decisions about health care insurance by being informed about the options that make the most sense for you and your family.