In addition to asking about your deductible and coinsurance amounts, ask whether you'll need pre-authorization for any of your care, how long a hospital stay is covered after delivery and which common labor and delivery charges may not be covered.
We know from years of research that fulfilling work leads to healthier and happier people. Creating workplace cultures where workers flourish is a business opportunity no organization should ignore.
Reaching 8.5 million people around the world, it's fair to say last Friday's 2015 World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Patient Summit was an amazing success story for the heroes who made this conference a reality.
One of the goals of the Affordable Care Act was to make it easier for people to comparison shop for coverage. Prior to the availability of the exchanges created by the law, that was next to impossible for people who didn't have access to employer-sponsored coverage.
The question that we wanted to pursue with this line of inquiry is essentially: How many Latinos are "living in the shadows," and among Latinos, who are most likely to be reluctant to step out of the shadows and fully engage in public life?
The beautiful thing about Slovenia, like so many other developed countries, is when you are a citizen and need medical care, you don't think about whether your insurance is good enough and what you can and cannot afford; you just get treated. It's extremely affordable even for non-citizens like me.
Unsurprisingly, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is getting pushback from interest groups against her goal of "reinventing Medicaid'' - the federal-state program for the poor. The Ocean State's Medicaid costs are America's second-highest per enrollee (Alaska is first) and 60 percent higher than the national average.
In order to develop lifelong, healthy dieting practices, permanent behavior change backed by consistency and discipline should be your new goal. By making small positive adjustments to your diet, you can eventually transform the way you eat in order to create a healthier happier person.
To combat HIV in the places of highest prevalence, health workers in southwest Uganda are joining forces with displaced tribal members, migrant workers and other most at risk populations.
One of the most important things is understanding the difference between mental illness and wellness. The more we talk about mental health the way we talk about physical health, the more we can decrease the stigma and shame that often impedes those in our communities from getting the help that they need. Please share your stories, join the discussion and stay tuned!
You decide as you roll over and pull yourself out of bed that today will be different. Today you'll stick to your diet, eat only healthy foods, start ...
It's always very challenging for a parent when their child has a serious health condition. It's even more challenging when their child has a serious condition but has no health insurance to cover the needed care and emergencies.
Technology is a great support and a way to learn the brave new world of the Internet, but it doesn't have all the answers. Caregivers can greatly benefit from technical assistance and engage their patient in the use of the applications and programs.
The budget outline just passed by Congress would make massive cuts in anti-poverty programs. The president is right to reject that stunted vision and to insist that Congress stop the cuts and re-start investing.
It's high time we got practical and selfish about volunteering the way we have about every other aspect of our selfie-obsessed existence.
The CSH Summit: Supportive Housing Innovations is in its second day here in Chicago and the intensity surrounding the discussions has taken our learning and sharing to a whole new level.