In direct primary care, a monthly fee covers routine care, limiting insurers’ role. But does it really provide better value?
People earning low wages are more likely than those with higher incomes to go to an emergency room or be admitted to the hospital for avoidable conditions, a study in Health Affairs finds.
The woman set to run the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services told senators last week that maternity coverage should be optional in individual and small group plans. But other services could also be left on the cutting room floor.
People who think the change in administrations may save them from having to pay a fine for not having insurance in 2016 could be in for a rude surprise.
Consumer advocates warn that these policies don’t have important safeguards that customers need.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports in a new study that 59 percent of people contacted by a debt collector had outstanding medical bills.
With the future of Obamacare on the line, workers might want to consider what benefits they have gained through the landmark law.
Si piensas que porque tienes seguro de salud a través de tu trabajo en una gran compañía, no te afectará si los republicanos cambian el Obamacare, piénsalo dos veces. Muchas de las provisiones de la ley también aplican a los planes ofrecidos por grandes empleadores.
Health insurance subsidies are pegged to income estimates, but if those are too low, the customer may have to make a repayment to the government.
In a number of states, including big ones such as New York and Texas, leading cancer centers aren’t included in insurers’ provider networks.