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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.

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How Much Single-Payer Health Care Would Really Cost

Medicare for All, the idea that the government pays for health care, is gaining steam. But how much would it really cost? Or save? Here are the numbers.

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Open-Enrollment Alert: Use New Medicare Advantage Plans To Avoid a Nursing Home

New 2019 Medicare Advantage plans, which supplement Medicare, can now cover home health aides—even portable wheelchair ramps. Are they worth the money?

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Health Insurance Gets Even Trickier

If you don’t have the right health insurance, a serious illness can put you in the poor house. Here’s what to watch out for during open enrollment…

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Don’t Let Soaring Medical Costs Catch You By Surprise

If you through your employer or a policy you bought directly, your costs have soared. But the more you know about those costs, the more you can plan.

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Be Smart with Your Medicare Options

When it comes to Medicare, you’ve got some options. Here’s what to consider, and when you might want to make changes to your current plan.

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Answers to Tricky Questions about Health Savings Accounts

A little-noticed portion of the failed health-care bill introduced by House Republicans in March would have dramatically expanded the benefits of…

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How a New Health-Care Law Could Affect You

A proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act ­(Obamacare) would have a big impact on what Americans who buy health insurance…

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Health Insurance Alert If You Work Past 65

Two-thirds of baby boomers plan to work past age 65—the age at which they become eligible for Medicare—according to a…

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Avoid These 5 Big Medicare Mistakes

Medicare beneficiaries often make costly mistakes during the annual year-end “open enrollment” period during which they are allowed to make…

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Medicare Advantage Trap

When Americans become Medicare eligible, typically at age 65, they can choose to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, which…