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Prescription Drugs Are Sometimes Cheaper If You Don’t Use Your Insurance

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.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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PSA: Sign Up for Health Insurance Now

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:Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Senate’s New Tax Bill Could Raise Your Health Insurance Premiums, Again

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.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Religious Employers May Not Be Able to Take Away Your Birth Control After All

Back in October when the president signed an executive order about birth control coverage, we thought—and he probably thought—that it would allow religious employers to deny contraceptive coverage to their employees. Notre Dame thought that too. But it appears all of us were wrong.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Health Insurance Suddenly Just Got Cheaper for a Lot of People

2017 is a strange year to buy health insurance. Some weird and bad things have happened, and it seems like we should expect insurance plans to become more expensive. But it turns out that a lot of people may now be able to get cheaper insurance, and for an odd reason.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Sign Up for Health Insurance This Year

Believe it or not, the Affordable Care Act is still in effect. Most people who don’t have coverage through work can buy a plan off the Marketplace (the so-called “Obamacare plans”) for $100/month or less, starting November 1. Signing up is trickier this year, though, so we’ve put together a guide with the most…Read more… […]

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Trumpcare Just Snuck in Through the Back Door

After 900 failed attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (that number may be a little off, it’s been a long year), President Trump took two actions yesterday that could destroy insurance markets. Don’t panic yet. Your current insurance still works, and you’ll still be able to buy an “Obamacare” plan for next year.…Read more… […]

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It’s Not Legal to Get an Abortion Online, But Maybe It Should Be

Almost half of all early abortions are done with the simple action of taking a few pills. The pills are safe to take at home, with very low rates of complications. So why can’t you get them through an online doctor’s service, like we can with birth control pills and other medication?Read more… Continue Reading […]

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A Running List of Ways You Can Donate to Help Cover Las Vegas Victims’ Medical Bills

Perhaps the only more depressingly predictable, uniquely American thing than mass shootings are the spate of crowdfunding campaigns that (mostly) benevolent souls create to help cover the medical expenses of the survivors in the wake of such atrocities.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What You Need to Know About the Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill (aka Zombie Trumpcare)

The fight to repeal Obamacare on only Republican votes will end when September does, thanks to a budget deadline. Like any good drama, it’s got us on the edge of our seat right up until the grand finale. The current villain (or hero?), the Graham-Cassidy bill, is gaining steam and may have a chance of […]

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There’s a New Obamacare Repeal Bill in Town (but Hopefully Not for Long)

Republicans in Congress have to pass their repeal of the Affordable Care Act by September 30, or else it’s not going to happen. That means Zombie Trumpcare has risen again, and at least a few lawmakers think it has a chance. Take a look at what’s in this bill, because you might want to make […]

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How to Take Charge of Your Health Care as an Adult

The first time you have to make a doctor’s appointment for yourself can make you wish for the days—perhaps not long ago—when Mom or Dad did all this for you. And if you’re the parent in this scenario, it might be hard to step back. Here’s a guide to help young adults take charge of […]

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This Tool Shows How Far You Would Have to Drive to Reach Your Nearest Abortion Clinic

You can get the rest of your health care at any hospital or clinic in town, but a variety of laws and issues mean abortion care is much harder to access. The Pudding has a new tool that shows just how far away you would have to go, depending on where you are in your […]

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