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Some Health Insurance Plans Lead to Larger Bills
December 1, 2015
Some Health Insurance Plans Lead to Larger Bills

Health insurance plans in the Marketplace, created by the federal government, are divided into four primary categories: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. The plan category typically pays a specific percentage of your healthcare costs, leaving you to pay the remainder. On average, a bronze plan pays approximately 60% of your healthcare costs, silver pays 70%,…

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New Hospital Policies That Affect Healthcare Pricing
March 4, 2015
New Hospital Policies That Affect Healthcare Pricing

In the midst of many public complaints about the high costs of healthcare in the U.S., there are new hospital policies that are affecting healthcare pricing. Keeping current on these hospital policies helps consumers understand what protections and rights they are allowed as well as any controversies about the policies.   Disclosure Policy on How…

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How to Respond to the Denial of Your Health Claim
February 27, 2015
How to Respond to the Denial of Your Health Claim

The word “denial” is a tough one to swallow, particularly when it applies to your health insurance claim. However, just because your health insurance carrier denies your claim does not mean you do not have any other options. Here are some helpful tips on how to respond to a claim denial, which could increase your…

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Tips to Prevent Receiving an Unexpected Large Hospital Bill
February 20, 2015
Tips to Prevent Receiving an Unexpected Large Hospital Bill

Financial debt is a devastating problem in the U.S. that can cause a domino effect of other financial problems, such as credit card debt, bad credit and sometimes even personal bankruptcy. Receiving an unexpected large hospital bill in the mail can lead you into financial debt quickly. As a consumer you can take steps toward…

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Evaluating the Pros and Cons of Using Minute Clinics
February 12, 2015
Evaluating the Pros and Cons of Using Minute Clinics

Are you debating using the services of Minute Clinics because you’re unsure of the associated benefits and downsides? Here is a comprehensive guide of the pros and cons of using Minute Clinics to help you determine if it is the right option for you and your family. What is a Minute Clinic? A Minute Clinic…

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Recent U.S. Laws on Healthcare to Help Protect Consumers
February 9, 2015
Recent U.S. Laws on Healthcare to Help Protect Consumers

Do you wonder about your protections as a consumer in regards to U.S. healthcare? By keeping up with recently passed U.S. laws and proposed laws in the healthcare field, you can learn more about how to protect your healthcare needs and what still needs improvement. Save American Workers Act of 2015 One proposed law that…

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America’s Bitter Pill Renews Interest in Time Magazine Article
February 4, 2015
America’s Bitter Pill Renews Interest in Time Magazine Article

Steven Brill, a well-known American journalist who wrote the groundbreaking 2013 Time Magazine feature “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills are Killing Us”, has just released his newest book – a sequel of sorts to the Time article. “America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix our Broken Healthcare System” attempts to…

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Is the Government’s Healthcare Website Safe for You to Use?
January 31, 2015
Is the Government’s Healthcare Website Safe for You to Use?

The US government’s health insurance website is receiving criticism for passing along consumers’ data who use the site. What does this mean for an American man or woman going onto HealthCare.gov to apply for insurance? It means that any personal information they enter onto the site as part of the application process could potentially be…

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What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Urgent Care Clinics?
January 22, 2015
What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Urgent Care Clinics?

When you consider whether to go to an urgent care clinic to care for your health needs, here is an overview of the advantages and disadvantages to weigh in your decision. This will provide information to determine if attending an Urgent Care Clinic is a good decision for you and your family.   What is…

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Affordable Care Act Supporters Numbers Dwindling
December 28, 2014
Affordable Care Act Supporters Numbers Dwindling

The Affordable Care Act is here. Whether it’s here to stay is still to be determined. While confusion and controversy continues to surround the Affordable Care Act, there has been success with providing healthcare to the previously uninsured and allowing preventative care treatment to those who previously did not have access to it. To characterize…

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