Health & Health Care / Policy Trends

  • Insurance ad parody highlights ER billing debate

      

    When the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) saw health insurer Cigna's $9 million ad campaign using famous TV doctors from Grey's Anatomy and other shows, a light bulb went...

  • Health care exchanges to roll out 'Simple Choice' plans for 2017

      

    Open enrollment is less than two weeks away. If you don't already get health care through your employer, are you dreading having to slog through tons of info online to arrive at a health care...

  • How to deal with a hospital that's overbilling you

      

    If you go to the emergency room without insurance, you might not be getting charged at the correct rate in accordance with federal law. Did you know hospitals are required to bill uninsured...

  • 2+ million people not getting the health care subsidies they're eligible for

      

    Think health insurance is too expensive on the health care exchanges? Think again. Even if you earn in the high $90s and have a family, you may still qualify for a federal subsidy that would lower...

  • Why does the EpiPen now cost more than $600? Can consumers get any help?

      

    Outrage over a price increase for a life-saving medicine continues to grow, despite a promise Thursday from the manufacturer that "immediate action" is being taken to ensure that...

  • 5 unique ways to save money on health care that will surprise you

      

    Tired of paying too much money for your health care? Here's a unique idea that could offer a solution. Read more: Aetna to withdraw from Affordable Care Act in 11 of 15 states A doctor...

  • LTC insurance premiums going up: What can you do about it?

      

    Federal employees and retirees are set for major sticker shock when the premiums on their long-term care insurance policies nearly double come September, as announced last week. John Hancock,...

  • The dos and don’ts of medical lab work

      

    Medical lab work could help your health before you need a prescription. Here’s how (and why) to get lab testing.

  • Health Insurance Guide

      

    Choosing a health insurance plan can be one of the most confusing and nerve-wracking processes in life. Should you choose a high-deductible or low-deductible plan? What about an HSA or...

  • How to cut the cost of your prescription medications

      

    An alarming number of us are choosing not to fill prescriptions because of the cost. Here are some specific ways to get more affordable meds.

  • FDA bans sales of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18

      

    After several years of delay, the Food and Drug Administration moved today to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. Read more: Scented candles can be as harmful as cigarettes, doctor...

  • Prescription Plan Guide

      

    Prescription plans for less Publix.com - 14 day supply of select antibiotics for FREE Walmart.com - 30-day supply of select generic drugs for $4 or a 90-day supply for...

  • Faith-based organizations paying for your health care

      

    If the cost of insurance is weighing you and your family down, there may be another way to help with medical bills.

  • CDC guidelines aim to curb painkiller prescribing

      

    WASHINGTON — Prescription painkillers should not be a first choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according to new federal guidelines designed to reshape how...

  • Obamacare / Affordable Health Care Act Guide

      

    I know whenever I talk about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), it is a political fault line in the country. Even though I have views that differ from the law of the...