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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.

Can You Trust Your Online Pharmacy?
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Can You Trust Your Online Pharmacy?

Buying medications online can be risky. Here’s how to make sure your prescription drugs are safe.

Medicare-for-All and Women's Health
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Medicare-for-All and Women's Health

For women's health, there are many aspects of current Medicare coverage that are problematic. While Medicare-for-all could offer the same insurance and benefits to everyone with guaranteed access, it would also have some significant challenges.

HealthyWomen Opposes Proposed Changes to Title IX’s Rules for Sexual Harassment and Assaults Involving Students
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HealthyWomen Opposes Proposed Changes to Title IX’s Rules for Sexual Harassment and Assaults Involving Students

HealthyWomen opposes the proposed changes to Title IX because sexual harassment and sexual assaults have long-lasting consequences for women's physical and mental health.

A Parent-To-Parent Campaign To Get Vaccine Rates Up
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A Parent-To-Parent Campaign To Get Vaccine Rates Up

Parental concern about vaccines continues to prevent kids from getting vaccinated, which puts newborns and others at risk of illness and death. One group in South Carolina is working on peer education.

New Prescription Drug Proposal Will Help Women and Their Families
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New Prescription Drug Proposal Will Help Women and Their Families

Rebates paid from pharmaceutical companies to pharmaceutical benefit managers are increasing, driving up costs for patients, and possibly increasing overall drug spending and prices.

Marijuana is a Lot More Than Just THC—a Pharmacologist Looks at the Untapped Healing Compounds
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Marijuana is a Lot More Than Just THC—a Pharmacologist Looks at the Untapped Healing Compounds

Medical marijuana is generating greater attention as more states legalize its use. However, there are many different active chemical compounds in the different strains of the cannabis plant.

This Time When My Water Breaks, Take Me To A Hospital Without Surprise Bills
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This Time When My Water Breaks, Take Me To A Hospital Without Surprise Bills

Unexpectedly high "surprise" medical bills for having a baby are not uncommon, but also lead women to find a different doctor or hospital for their next child so they can avoid those surprise high costs.

Progressives Tout 'Medicare-For-All' But States Eye 'Medicaid Buy-In'
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Progressives Tout 'Medicare-For-All' But States Eye 'Medicaid Buy-In'

As policy makers seek to find ways to expand access, some Federal officials are touting Medicare-For-All, while some state officials are exploring an option to get more people into state Medicaid programs. Both ideas have supporters and detractors.

Consumers Rejected Drug Plan That Mirrors Trump Administration Proposal
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Consumers Rejected Drug Plan That Mirrors Trump Administration Proposal

Prescription drug plans for Medicare that provide rebates back to patients rather that prescription benefits managers or payers have been offered, but not many people bought them.

Broker Websites Expand Health Plan Shopping Options While Glossing Over Details
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Broker Websites Expand Health Plan Shopping Options While Glossing Over Details

Websites for people looking for health insurance may lead them to brokers that offer plans that don’t meet ACA requirements, provide less information about the costs and coverage of those non-ACA plans, and which earn insurance brokers more money.

The High Cost Of Sex: Insurers Often Don’t Pay For Drugs To Treat Problems
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The High Cost Of Sex: Insurers Often Don’t Pay For Drugs To Treat Problems

Women and men can experience sexual problems as they get older and there are FDA approved medicines that can help. However, despite the medical need to treat conditions such as vaginal dryness, insurers may balk at paying for those medicines.

Cancer's Complications: Confusing Bills, Maddening Errors And Endless Phone Calls
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Cancer's Complications: Confusing Bills, Maddening Errors And Endless Phone Calls

Patients with cancer face not just the challenges of their illness and the treatments, but also high costs for care, confusing insurance rules, and often chaotic processes at insurance companies.

Now Is the Time to Sign Up for Health Insurance and We Can Help
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Now Is the Time to Sign Up for Health Insurance and We Can Help

Let's make this year’s open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) a little easier. Check it out.

Say 'No' to NIH Funding Cuts
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Say 'No' to NIH Funding Cuts

Preserve research on sex differences.