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House passes health care overhaul bill
House passes health care overhaul bill Policy Trends May 4, 2017
In a big legislative victory for GOP leaders in Congress and President Donald Trump, Republicans on Thursday muscled a bill…
Clark on health care: We need ‘clear pricing signals’ to control costs
Clark on health care: We need ‘clear pricing signals’ to control costs Insurance March 15, 2017
The current debate about health care in our country is like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. It's plugging…
Insurance ad parody highlights ER billing debate
Insurance ad parody highlights ER billing debate Insurance November 17, 2016
When the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) saw health insurer Cigna's $9 million ad campaign using famous TV doctors…
Health care exchanges to roll out ‘Simple Choice’ plans for 2017
Health care exchanges to roll out ‘Simple Choice’ plans for 2017 Insurance October 18, 2016
Open enrollment is less than two weeks away. If you don't already get health care through your employer, are you…
How to deal with a hospital that’s overbilling you
How to deal with a hospital that’s overbilling you Insurance October 16, 2016
If you go to the emergency room without insurance, you might not be getting charged at the correct rate in…
2+ million people not getting the health care subsidies they’re eligible for
2+ million people not getting the health care subsidies they’re eligible for Insurance October 11, 2016
Think health insurance is too expensive on the health care exchanges? Think again. Even if you earn in the high…
Why does the EpiPen now cost more than $600? Can consumers get any help?
Why does the EpiPen now cost more than $600? Can consumers get any help? Health August 26, 2016
Outrage over a price increase for a life-saving medicine continues to grow, despite a promise Thursday from the manufacturer that…
5 unique ways to save money on health care that will surprise you
5 unique ways to save money on health care that will surprise you Insurance August 22, 2016
Tired of paying too much money for your health care? Here's a unique idea that could offer a solution. Read…
LTC insurance premiums going up: What can you do about it?
LTC insurance premiums going up: What can you do about it? Insurance August 2, 2016
Federal employees and retirees are set for major sticker shock when the premiums on their long-term care insurance policies nearly…
The dos and don’ts of medical lab work
The dos and don’ts of medical lab work Health July 5, 2016
Read more: Monitor your health from the comfort of home 5 tips to avoid picking up the cold going around…
The dos and don’ts of medical lab work
Health Insurance Guide Insurance June 8, 2016
Choosing a health insurance plan can be one of the most confusing and nerve-wracking processes in life. Should you choose…
How to cut the cost of your prescription medications
How to cut the cost of your prescription medications Health May 6, 2016
Read more: 4 ways to save money on prescriptions App helps shop the lowest prescription prices How to find the…
FDA bans sales of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18
FDA bans sales of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18 Health May 5, 2016
After several years of delay, the Food and Drug Administration moved today to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.…
Prescription Plan Guide
Prescription Plan Guide Health May 2, 2016
Prescription plansfor less Publix.com - 14 day supply of select antibiotics for FREE Walmart.com - 30-day supply of select generic…
Faith-based organizations paying for your health care
Faith-based organizations paying for your health care Health April 14, 2016
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CDC guidelines aim to curb painkiller prescribing
CDC guidelines aim to curb painkiller prescribing Health March 16, 2016
WASHINGTON — Prescription painkillers should not be a first choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according…
Obamacare / Affordable Health Care Act Guide
Obamacare / Affordable Health Care Act Guide Health March 1, 2016
I know whenever I talk about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), it is a political fault…
Insurance companies are penalizing new moms with postpartum depression
Insurance companies are penalizing new moms with postpartum depression Health February 29, 2016
Having a baby can trigger a wide rangeof powerful emotions -- from joy and excitement to even fear andanxiety. But…
Do you really need that medical procedure?
Do you really need that medical procedure? Health January 21, 2016
Read more: The #1 way to prevent identity theft at medical offices Low-Cost Senior Medical Alert Systems
Since America spends the most money on health care, do we have the best quality care?
Since America spends the most money on health care, do we have the best quality care? Health January 20, 2016
There is no doubt that health care -- specifically the cost of health care -- is a hot topic these…
Study: Dietary supplements send 23,000 to the ER every year
Study: Dietary supplements send 23,000 to the ER every year Health December 31, 2015
For the most part, the federal government does not regulate the sale of nutritional or dietary supplements like it does…
10 things millennials should know about health insurance
10 things millennials should know about health insurance Insurance November 19, 2015
Even if you’ve done it many times, buying health insurance can be confusing. Now imagine you're a millennial signing up…
Teens can buy, and get drunk on, homeopathic product sold at CVS
Teens can buy, and get drunk on, homeopathic product sold at CVS Health October 29, 2015
Although CVS stopped selling cigarettes, there's anotherproduct that's causing some concerns -- a type of laxative that's pretty much just…
3 things you need to know about open enrollment
3 things you need to know about open enrollment Insurance October 28, 2015
We as a nation spends nearly 18% of our wealth on health care, according to data from the Organization for…
Warning about buying cheaper medications online
Warning about buying cheaper medications online Health October 26, 2015
Read more: Prescription Plan Guide Clark Howard: Prescription Plans for Less App helps shop the lowest prescription prices
Medicare drug costs are about to go up… Here’s how to save
Medicare drug costs are about to go up… Here’s how to save Dental Care October 8, 2015
Paying for health care is one of the most complicated and challenging expenses that older Americans face, and rising prices…
Should sick leave be mandatory?
Should sick leave be mandatory? Jobs & Military September 30, 2015
In an age when some 40% of people have no sick leave at work, there's a big push to mandate…
Medical alert: Diagnostic codes undergoing sea change!
Medical alert: Diagnostic codes undergoing sea change! Flex-spending and health-savings accounts September 28, 2015
Beginning October 1, the claims that a medical provider files on your behalf to get paid could be going dark…
Are you easily emotional or distracted? New study may have found the cause
Are you easily emotional or distracted? New study may have found the cause Health September 25, 2015
When you haven't slept much do you feel like you have a difficult time keeping a level head? You're not…
Laundry pod makers agree to new safety standards
Laundry pod makers agree to new safety standards Health September 9, 2015
U.S. companies that makelaundry detergent pods are voluntarilyimplementing a new safety standard in an effort to reduce the high rate…
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