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It’s Illegal — but My Insurance Company Refused to Cover My Birth Control

The Affordable Care Act requires insurers to cover birth control — but somehow my birth control of choice still isn’t covered

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HIV Preventive Care Is Supposed to Be Free in the US. So, Why Are Some Patients Still Paying?

Even as medication costs have decreased, lab tests and other services are still being billed. Many patients are unaware they don’t have to pay.

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The ACA guarantees full contraceptive coverage. Why are women getting denied?

Birth control is a right, but insurance companies are defying the law. They must be held accountable.

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Why Millions on Medicaid Are at Risk of Losing Coverage in the Months Ahead

As of July, nearly 1 in 4 Americans were enrolled in the program

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Is Your Health Insurance Provider Tracking You Online?

Health insurers aren't allowed to use your data against you, but that doesn't mean they aren't mining it

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Understaffed State Psychiatric Facilities Leave Mental Health Patients in Limbo

The bed capacity problem has worsened during the covid-19 pandemic, creating backlogs of poor or uninsured patients as well as people in jails who are awaiting placement in state facilities

Cervical Cancer Screening Can Save Your Life

Cervical Cancer Screening Can Save Your Life

Don't let costs stop you from getting screened

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You May Soon Be Able to Buy Hearing Aids Over the Counter at Your Local Pharmacy

Implementation of a new law will get hearing aids into ears more quickly and cheaply

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The Next Attack on the Affordable Care Act May Cost You Free Preventive Health Care

A provision of the Affordable Care Act makes it easier for patients to receive preventive care

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Can Health Insurance Companies Charge the Unvaccinated Higher Premiums? What About Life Insurers? 5 Questions Answered

The average cost of a Covid-19 hospitalization in 2020 ran about $42,200 per patient. Will the unvaccinated be asked to bear more of the cost of treatment?

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Contraception Is Free to Women, Except When It’s Not

Despite the ACA's guarantees of free contraception coverage, obtaining the right product at no cost can be onerous

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