This week, consumer advisor Michelle Andrews answers questions from readers who are concerned about Medicare and insurance for long-term care.
The AMA has thwarted public health insurance proposals since the 1930s. But the battle lines are shifting as younger doctors flip their views
Plans could raise premiums for those who remain in the Affordable Care Act marketplace — and the skimpier short-term coverage is far more limited.
While many of the nation’s hospices earn high satisfaction rates, hundreds fell short of their obligations, abandoning families at the brink of death.
Critics argue that work requirements would cause many with chronic health conditions to lose health insurance, making them less likely to ever hold down a job.
Conservative nonprofits are funneling “dark money” — difficult-to-trace funds behind TV ads, phone calls, and other efforts used to influence politics.
People think they can choose Medicare Advantage one year and traditional Medicare another year, but in some states that might not be a realistic option.”
Under privacy laws your doctor can’t reveal information about your health, habits or weight, but your purchases and online activities can reveal a lot.
Insurers and data brokers are predicting your health costs based on data about things like race, how much TV you watch, or even buy plus-size clothing.
West Virginia has the highest rate of adults with preexisting conditions, 36% of those under 65.
Michelle Andrews answers questions from readers concerned about health insurance roadblocks in the face of a serious illness or medical crisis.
60 percent of doctors polled said physicians might “avoid sicker or more medically complex patients to improve performance on quality or utilization measures.”
If insurance for pre-existing conditions, who gets hurt most — those 50 to 64.
You may have heard that we started mailing out new Medicare. Hang tight you might get your card at a different time than friends or neighbors in your state.
Seventy years ago, the Beveridge Report outlined a radical plan for a National Health Service to provide health care to all UK citizens, regardless of their income.