If you have a high deductible health plan (HDHP) and end up needing emergency or planned surgery that puts you close to or over your deductible, consider what other procedures or care you can add on in that plan year, as Carolyn McClanahan explains for Forbes. “By approaching your medical care in a thoughtful manner,…
In 1973, the Supreme Court decided in Roe v. Wade that a Texas state law restricting access to abortion was unconstitutional. If that decision were to be overturned by a future Supreme Court case (something anti-abortion advocates are working toward), states could once again enforce such laws.
We need smaller eyedroppers, stat. As ProPublica has reported, eyedrops are so large that they contain more liquid than can possibly fit into your eye. Fortunately, an adapter may be on the way that won’t waste half of your pricey glaucoma medication.
The Trump administration has expanded access to association health care plans, a move that’s meant to decrease health insurance costs but could end up having the opposite effect for many people in the individual market.
If you don’t have employer insurance, where can you open a Health Savings Account? That’s what we’re considering this week.
I wrote earlier this week about how people in the individual market with pre-existing conditions could lose their health insurance coverage if a judge rules in favor of the 20 states suing over constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. But I missed an important point in that story: It’s not just people in the…
Potential medical bills might be the last thing on your mind during your summer getaway, but if something bad happens to you or a family member on vacation, you’ll want to know what your insurance will cover.
People with pre-existing medical conditions could lose their individual health insurance coverage if a judge rules in favor of the 20 states currently suing the federal government over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.
It’s 90 degrees in New York, which means people are finally shedding their parkas and drab black winter clothing for slightly-less drab black summer clothing. And with the removal of layers comes an annual reminder to slather on some sunscreen before you head out the door.
When it comes to searching for medical information online, the internet can be a… mixed bag. This week, the Federal Drug Administration released an app to make searching for information about that new drug your doctor subscriber (or that other one you saw an ad for on TV) easier to find, and a ton more reliable.
Once you’ve mastered hygge, the Danish concept of coziness, there are plenty more northern European ideas to explore. Swedish lagom can help you balance your life; Niksen is a Dutch relative of mindfulness. But these countries have some ideas that are even more life-changing, and perhaps they should get their turn as…
President Trump released his 2019 budget vision today, and as you might expect it proposes some deep cuts to domestic programs while ratcheting up military spending and allocating $18 billion over the next two fiscal years for The Wall, while adding $984 billion to the federal deficit next year.
The deadline to buy insurance from healthcare.gov has passed, but millions of Americans qualify for extensions to buy insurance now. Some states set their own deadlines for January, and there are special provisions for people affected by this year’s hurricanes.
On Friday, the Washington Post reported that CDC officials told staff to keep seven terms out of budget documents: fetus, diversity, transgender, vulnerable, entitlement, science-based, and evidence-based. These words are matter-of-fact to most scientists, but to politicians, they are political.
Remember when we told you to enroll for health insurance by December 15? That’s today. If you live in CA, NY, MA, WA, MN, CO, RI, CT, MD, or DC, you get a few extra days or weeks, but for the other 41 states, last call is today.
Consumers signing up for health insurance on the federal health exchange could have a more difficult time this year thanks to the Equifax data breach, according to a report from Kaiser Health News.
Prescription drug prices are so opaque, volatile, and all-around messed up that sometimes you can get a better deal by just pretending you don’t even have insurance. A ProPublica report says this may be the case up to 10 percent of the time.
Each December growing up, my dad would round up my sister and me and take us to the optometrist. He had FSA money to burn, and usually that meant an eye exam for me (my vision was fine until the last year or so of high school) and new glasses and contacts for my sister, whether she really needed them or not. Better to…
The open enrollment period on healthcare.gov ends December 15, and the current administration is hoping you forget all about it. And yes, the Affordable Care Act is still fully in effect, so take advantage while it lasts. Here’s what you need to know if you’ve been stalling:
The latest tax bill being proposed by GOP senators contains a teensy detail that would repeal part of the Affordable Care Act. That’s right, just after we thought Trumpcare was dead for good (we never really thought that, though, right?) here comes a smaller, sneaky version.