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How to Navigate Medicare With RA

How can you know which Medicare plan you'll need for rheumatoid arthritis? We break it all down to help you determine which is right for you.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

LGBT Adults Are More Likely to Be Unemployed and Uninsured

Sexual minorities in the U.S. are less likely to have jobs and health insurance and more likely to have poor health and a lower quality of life than straight adults.

By Diane Domina

Women Are More Likely to Have Chronic Disease

Find out what chronic disease is costing American women — in finances and life — and what we can do to prevent it.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Health Care and Insurance for Young Adults on a Budget

No health insurance? High deductible? Learn about your options for low-cost health insurance and health care as a young adult on a budget.

By Angela Pupino

How to Navigate Step Therapy — Or Avoid It Altogether

You could be going through step therapy — when insurance companies try less expensive treatments before offering the goods — and not even know it.

By Alisha Bridges

Paying for Birth Control: What to Know Now

Under the Affordable Care Act health insurance is required to provide all forms of birth control free. The rule is still in effect, with a major new exception.

By Nancy Metcalf

Will I Be Able to Get Health Insurance on the Exchange for 2018?

Health insurers continue to exit and enter the 2018 marketplace, but as of now every U.S. county will offer at least one plan. Here’s what else to know.

By Nancy Metcalf

Signing Up for Health Insurance? You Have Less Time This Year

Open enrollment for health insurance for 2017 will mostly work the same as it has in previous years, but there’s an important change.

By Nancy Metcalf

If You Buy Insurance on Your Own, Here's What to Know Now

If you need health insurance right now but are confused about how to go about it because of what’s going on in Congress, here’s what to know.

By Nancy Metcalf

What the Latest Senate Health Bill Means If You Have a Pre-Existing Condition

The Senate health bill could make health care unaffordable for Americans with pre-existing conditions who must buy insurance on their own. Here’s what to know.

By Nancy Metcalf