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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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What to Ask Your Doctor at Your Next Physical

The next time you visit your doctor for an annual checkup, physical, or Well Woman exam, don’t just bring your insurance card. Arriving at your appointment with the right questions can help you learn more about your overall health, ensure you’re getting the right preventative care, and even ease those late-night…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How Changes to the ACA Might Affect Your Insurance Premiums

If you haven’t been following the latest Affordable Care Act news, I don’t blame you. This morning, The Washington Post ran a story titled The White House does or doesn’t have a health-care plan that is or isn’t better than Obamacare—and that isn’t even an April Fools headline.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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This Is the Last Week for Nationwide ACA Open Enrollment 

The ACA marketplace still exists, you can still get subsidized insurance if you make below 400 percent of the federal poverty level, and it’s always better to shop around than to let the system auto-enroll you. Here’s the catch: in most states, you only have until Saturday.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Your Health Insurance Company Probably Knows More About You Than You Realize

Health insurers are interested in your data, according to a recent ProPublica report, and they may be using it to raise rates or to discriminate against groups of people—but it’s hard to know, since companies got squirrelly when asked exactly what they’re doing with the data they collect.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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A Glimpse Into the Bureaucratic Hell of Denying Health Insurance Claims

Over the last few months, the Trump administration has begun to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, offering short-term private insurance as an alternative. We thought we’d check in with some people who worked in the industry before rules around pre-existing conditions and mental health parity were enacted: people…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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These Should Be the Next Scandinavian Buzzwords

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…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Rand Paul Thinks Recovering From His Injuries Was “A Living Hell”? Try Doing it Without Insurance

Just a few weeks after voting to strip million of Americans of their healthcare, Rand Paul wants those Americans to know just how tough he had it after his neighbor beat the snot out of him back in November: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday called the recovery from a November attack outside of his […]

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Get Last Minute Health Insurance With These Extensions to ACA Open Enrollment

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

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