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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.

Telehealth Will Be Free, No Copays, They Said. But Angry Patients Are Getting Billed
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Telehealth Will Be Free, No Copays, They Said. But Angry Patients Are Getting Billed

Despite what politicians have promised, insurers said they were not able to immediately eliminate telehealth copays for millions of members who carry their cards but receive coverage through self-insured employers.

When It Comes to Your Health Care, You're Already the Expert
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When It Comes to Your Health Care, You're Already the Expert

The author of The Health Care Consumer’s Manifesto offers advice on how to advocate for yourself as you would for your loved ones.

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

What U.S. States Can Learn from COVID-19 Transition Planning in Europe
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What U.S. States Can Learn from COVID-19 Transition Planning in Europe

What can we learn from Europe's example? The three of us – two professors at the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. student, all specializing in health policy and politics – are trying to answer that question.

The Other COVID Risks: How Race, Income, ZIP Code Influence Who Lives Or Dies
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The Other COVID Risks: How Race, Income, ZIP Code Influence Who Lives Or Dies

Some public health experts contend that social and economic conditions ― long overlooked by government leaders, policymakers and the public ― are even more powerful indicators of who will survive the pandemic.

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.

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.

COVID Tests Are Free, Except When They’re Not
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COVID Tests Are Free, Except When They’re Not

Experts said there are gaps in these federal protections that may expose patients to unexpected medical bills.

In Fine Print, HHS Appears to Ban All Surprise Billing During the Pandemic
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In Fine Print, HHS Appears to Ban All Surprise Billing During the Pandemic

Federal officials offering emergency funding to hospitals, clinics and doctors’ practices have included this stipulation: They cannot foist surprise medical bills on COVID-19 patients.

Hoping That Insurance Expansion Will Help Tamp Outbreak, 9 States Reopen Marketplaces
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Hoping That Insurance Expansion Will Help Tamp Outbreak, 9 States Reopen Marketplaces

At least nine states are offering their uninsured residents another opportunity to sign up for a health plan this year as they seek new ways to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic.

COVID Tests Are Free, Except When They’re Not
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COVID Tests Are Free, Except When They’re Not

Experts said there are gaps in these federal protections that may expose patients to unexpected medical bills.

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

Preserve research on sex differences.

The Health-Care Consumer's Survival Guide to Coronavirus
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The Health-Care Consumer's Survival Guide to Coronavirus

During the pandemic, we should think as much about "buying" health care as do about buying toilet paper. An expert shares four ways to take charge of your health-care costs.

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.