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Travel Insurance: Do You Really Need It?

Sonia Gil | Posted 08.07.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

It all comes down to what will give you the most peace of mind. How bad are the consequences if something does happen and you don't have insurance?

Balanced Billing Is the Ugly Beast of Medical Insurance

Tricia Spencer | Posted 08.04.2014 | Business
Tricia Spencer

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, informally known as ObamaCare, is a step in the right direction. United States citizens deserve affordable, accessible health care. But like all medical insurance programs, it's a long way from perfect.

The Truth About the Canadian Health Care System I Spent Years Disparaging

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

While we had some of the world's best doctors and hospitals, they were in many cases off-limits to millions of Americans, many of whom were uninsured because of preexisting conditions that made them "uninsurable" in the eyes of private insurance companies.

Health Care in America: You Won't Believe This

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Have you been injured more than once due to an encounter with a chicken, been bitten by an orca whale a second time or been injured at the opera? Yo...

Now There's Absolutely No Excuse Not to Have Health Insurance

Aly Walansky | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Aly Walansky

Medical emergencies are, quite simply, expensive. Even if you have insurance, the reality is you can very well end up with a crippling amount of medical debt. Without it? I can't even imagine a way out.

The Schuster Proposal

Mahlon Meyer | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Mahlon Meyer

Gary Schuster wants you to know about a simple proposal he has for health care. He thinks that with this proposal, taxpayers can save trillions of dollars.

America Is the Greatest Country? Look at Our Health Care -- and Weep

William Astore | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
William Astore

America, land of the free! But not free health care. Pay up, you moocher! And if you should lose your job or if you're one of the millions of so-called underinsured ... bankruptcy.

Congress Sequesters, Citizens Sweat It

Cathie Beck | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Cathie Beck

Last August I abandoned my health insurance company when they escalated my premiums from $400 a month to nearly $1,200 a month in just a few years because they could. I have rheumatoid arthritis, an allegedly incurable malady that can cause severe inflammation and pain, and possible early death.

Navigating the World of Health Insurance: A Checklist

Erin Havel | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

Battling insurance corporations who do not want to pay for that $8,000 a month chemotherapy drug you need to survive while you are also battling cancer, is tremendously taxing. Here are a few very basic tips I learned through my own struggles with illness and insurance.

Bitter About the Burden

Cathie Beck | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Cathie Beck

The pressure is on. Newly medically-uninsured, I must take a deep breath and dive into this project of figuring out what I'll do when the medical needs demand strike.

Our 5-Hour, $10,000 Visit to the ER

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

It's easy, when you have a degree of financial security, to have a real disconnect from the financial challenges that so many Americans face today. Yet our ER experience brought those challenges into sharp relief for me, and the impression wasn't pleasant.

Medicare Control of Cost

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

Everyone, including the leaders of both Democratic and Republican parties, agrees that Medicare costs must be reined in. However, there is a core difference between the Republican and Democratic plans.

Watch: Is 128 Too Old For Health Insurance?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.31.2012 | Money

A Kenyan man thought to be 128 years old is too old to qualify for health insurance (h/t MSN). Kenya's National Hospital Insurance Fund has rejecte...

WATCH: Company Helps Patients Save On Medical Expenses

Posted 08.06.2012 | Fifty

Medical bills can be overwhelming -- especially when you don't even know if they're accurate. In 2011, the American Medical Association reported that ...

Romney and Health Care

Stephen M. Davidson | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Stephen M. Davidson

To put it simply: going back to the drawing board in order to pass a better law is a delusion. We need to use this opportunity because we will not have another one soon.

How You'll Be Affected If The Supreme Court Overturns Health Care Reform

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2012 | Money

(The author is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.) By Mark Miller CHICAGO, March 28 (Reuters) - Ordinary Americans ...

This Industry Will Charge You For Being A Woman

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.19.2012 | Money

Women pay $1 billion more each year in individual health insurance costs even though they tend take better care of their health than men, according to...

Why Should I Pay for Your Skiing Accident?

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

You could not have gone skiing at all. You could have been less aggressive on the slopes. You could have confined yourself to the nursery slopes. But, for your own pleasure, you came hurtling down the black diamond slopes and destroyed your ankle, and I am paying for it.

Identifying Value In Health Insurance

Lynn Quincy | Posted 04.01.2012 | Business
Lynn Quincy

It is nearly impossible for most consumers to calculate health plan value. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has some key provisions to address this gap.

Santorum Defends Health Insurance Companies

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

While speaking to a group of high school students in New Hampshire on Friday, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum defended insurers for de...

China Announces Priorities for Next Five Years

Daniel K. Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel K. Gardner

This past Saturday, Premier Wen Jiabao delivered his 2011 "Report on the Work of the Government" to the 3,000 delegates gathered in Beijing for the Na...

How Bad Stem Cell Policies Can Increase Suffering, Bankruptcies, Foreclosures, Unemploymen and the National Debt

Don C. Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don C. Reed

If we care about home foreclosures, bankruptcies, the national debt, unemployment and human suffering, we should care about stem cell research. All these problems are significantly worsened by chronic (incurable) disease.

7 TIPS to Stop Your Health Insurance Company From Messing With You! (Even With Health Care Reform)

Debbie Robins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Debbie Robins

If the outrageous premiums weren't enough to test your commitment to inner peace, the constant denials of coverage makes Rambo's approach to problem solving seem more rational than that of Gandhi.

Hypocritical Conservative Republicans Abort Their Support of Abortion

Derrick K. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Derrick K. Baker

Don't be surprised if more than one pro-life Republican balks at future donations to the RNC. Expect internal disagreements galore. I'd like to witness the train wreck that will be GOP vs. GOP.

Stein Family Says Thank You, Looks To The Future

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

After a whirlwind week that saw their family featured on the front page of The Huffington Post and $30,000 raised to help them pay their overwhelming ...