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Lyme or Chronic Fatigue? Get Your Insurer to Pay Up

When you doctor says you have a health problem that your health or disability insurer insists isn’t “real,” it’s time to fight back. How to win…

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Medicare Advantage or Original Medicare? How to Choose

If you need help navigating the alphabet soup of traditional Medicare (plus Medigap) and Medicare Advantage, here’s how.

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The Best Health-Care Insurers

The best health-care insurers in a nationwide survey stand out for value, customer service and more.

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The Best Medicare Advantage Plan

Members of Medicare Advantage plans share their insights to help you choose the best options.

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How to Choose a Private Health Insurance Plan

The best health-care insurers in a nationwide survey stand out for value, customer service and more.

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What Does Your Health Insurance Really Cover? Smart Ways to Find Out

Health insurance is a crucial safety net. But many people don’t really know what medical expenses are covered. Here’s why you need to find out…

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Don’t Let Hospitals Make You Prepay Your Bill

Here’s what to say when hospitals ask you to prepay for a procedure, which they are increasingly doing.

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How to Find Out the Cost of Hospital Care

Until recently, the cost of hospital care was largely a mystery until you or your insurer got billed. Now, you can find out sooner. Here’s how…

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Health Care: Your Right and Your Responsibility

If health care is our right, then why isn’t it our responsibility to make healthy choices in our lives? Reducing health-care costs is up to us.

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Dont Believe These 7 Costly Health Savings Account Myths

If you don’t understand how an HSA works, you may be leaving a lot of money on the table—or even get hit with penalties.

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There’s Now More Time for Medicare Advantage Holders to Switch

Medicare Advantage holders get more time this year to switch to a different Medicare Advantage plan or to original Medicare.

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Don’t Let “Step Therapy” Prevent You from Getting the Medication You Need

We count on health insurance to help pay for our prescription drugs. But the new “step therapy” program can create obstacles. How to fight back…

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Fight Your Medical Bills—and Win!

If you’ve been hit with a huge medical bill, don’t give up. Here’s how four groups of people fought health insurance denials and won.

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As Mid-Term Elections Approach, Here’s What You Need to Know About Single-Payer Health Care

In this edition of the Bottom Line Advocator, Dr. Robert Graboyes breaks down the cost implications of the health-care system and the considerations of a single-payer option with B...

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Here’s Why Employees Should Pay More Attention to Their Health Insurance Costs

Here’s how much employer-sponsored health insurance costs have soared…and what you can do about it.