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What to Do if Your Health Insurance Drops Your Monthly Prescription

When you rely on costly prescriptions, few things are more alarming than learning your health insurance no longer covers it—and unfortunately, it happens more often than you may expect. According to new data from GoodRx, 15% of Americans have had at least one prescription dropped from their coverage over the past…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The House COVID-19 Bill Would Make Coronavirus Testing Free for Everyone

Many health insurance companies have voluntarily elected to waive copays, deductibles, coinsurance and other charges on COVID-19 testing. Now, House Democrats are working to pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which will make coronavirus testing free for anyone on a health care plan, including Medicare…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Actually Estimate Self-Employment Income During Open Enrollment

Shopping for health insurance sucks for everyone, but if you’re self-employed, it super sucks. Trying to estimate unpredictable income is like a high-stakes game of Numberwang where the prize is paying for something that should be free.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How Much Should You Contribute to Your FSA?

A flexible spending account (FSA) can be a great way to cover your out-of-pocket medical expenses with pre-tax money—meaning you can save money just by putting funds aside for your medical costs that insurance doesn’t cover. But if you’ve never had one before, you might be confused about how much money to contribute.Read more… Continue […]

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Get a Health Insurance Cost Estimate Even If You’re Not Buying Coverage

It’s that time of year again. No, not curled-up-watching-football-on-the-couch season (although it is also that). I’m talking about open enrollment, the one time every year when you can get or change your health insurance through the Affordable Care Act without a qualifying life event.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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What Would Medicare for All Cost You?

Democratic candidates for president want to overhaul health care. But who will pay for it? That was the question during last night’s fourth primary debate, which featured 12 candidates on one stage vying for attention. But the discussion around health care may have resulted in more questions than answers. A lot of the…Read more… Continue […]

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What Would Medicare for All Cost You?

Democratic candidates for president want to overhaul health care. But who will pay for it? That was the question during last night’s fourth primary debate, which featured 12 candidates on one stage vying for attention. But the discussion around health care may have resulted in more questions than answers. A lot of the…Read more… Continue […]

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What Was Your Most Ridiculous Medical Bill?

It’s no secret that the U.S. medical system is completely fucked up. We seek medical care without knowing how much it will cost; prices are negotiated between hospitals and insurance companies, and we have little to no choice but to pay our premiums, deductibles, and whatever bills might come our way. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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