Since I'm single and haven't been to the doctor in years, I've always chosen the cheapest option, which offers low coverage. I'm getting older, though, and next year I'd like to take better care of myself, starting with a checkup, without going broke. How can I choose a health plan that's right for me?
At age 88, Mrs. J. has lived in the same Brooklyn neighborhood for more than a quarter century. A few months ago, she was taken to the hospital with a...
Being a well-educated, professional person who has been part of the "divorce industry" for decades I thought I was pretty savvy about most things having to do with divorce. So, when I sat down to write an article about health insurance after divorce, I thought it would be easy.
Let's hope that our health insurers and legislative policymakers realize that coverage of yoga is a natural next step.
Everyone I know, with this exception of one person who lost her husband at the age of 57 from a sudden heart attack, has lost their life insurance after giving the insurance company hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of dollars.
The public outcry and political scrutiny over the pricing policies of drug companies Valeant and Turing has amplified the national debate over high specialty drug costs.
For many, evaluating health care coverage options is a really big decision, as it affects both health choices and finances, but with the right information and tools at hand, the process of signing up for and later reporting health care coverage on tax returns is simpler than ever. Here are some important things to know.
The final weeks of the year are a last-minute chance to clean up bookkeeping before tax time, make final spending decisions and seek financial advice for 2016. Here are a few tasks you might want to schedule.
Health insurance mergers will make things worse as consumers currently have too few choices and pay too much. The markets are already highly concentrated, and the mergers will result in higher premiums. Consumers are the ones who will suffer.
I hate insurance companies. I loathe their existence. They serve no purpose other than to make their shareholders happy and their executives rich. They are the reason that healthcare is a losing battle in this country.
Open enrollment for the third year of "Obamacare" starts November 1st, and if you want your coverage to start on January 1, 2016, your enrollment deadline is December 15th.
By understanding how women's health care issues affect the working world, we can begin to address the coverage inequalities that persist. I sat down with my colleague NOW President Terry O'Neill to discuss the challenges facing women today when it comes to healthcare, and the options for doing better in 2016.
Because the Cadillac tax will undercut benefits and punish employees who participate in FSA and HSA plans, patients will bear more upfront costs when they seek out medical care. That means more patients will forgo primary care, routine checkups, and treatment at the first signs of illness.
Clinton's sweeping proposal combines a number of misguided policies that would undermine access and choice of medicines for patients. It would also destroy incentives to invest in new cures and life-saving treatments.
Can we now all agree that long-term talk therapy is important? Can we as a culture value the powerful opportunity to explore the inevitable complexity of one's mind and emotions in a safe relationship -- especially with an appropriately trained therapist?
I understand the importance of setting aside money for health care expenses, so I'm planning to use a flexible spending account this coming year. The problem is I don't know how much to contribute. How do I begin estimating my costs?