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Chronic Disease in Women: Deadly and Costly

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
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Is Your Nursing Home Ready for an Emergency?

A top concern for anyone choosing or re-evaluating a nursing home or assisted living facility should be emergency preparedness.

By Ronni Sandroff
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Caregiving Can Be a Mixed Blessing, Families Say

Having a devoted family caregiver can be invaluable for the person who needs help. But for the caregivers themselves there are benefits—and burdens.

By Greg Daugherty
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If Medicaid Pays Your Bills, Here’s What to Know

Medicaid is the second-biggest source of U.S. health coverage. The American Health Care Act would cap spending on this program. Here’s what is at stake.

By Nancy Metcalf
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Got a Pre-Existing Condition? Why You Should Worry

The American Health Care Act could strand people with pre-existing conditions in health plans that have high premiums and skimpy coverage. Here’s how.

By Nancy Metcalf
ICU Discharge: How to Help Older Patients

ICU Discharge: How to Help Older Patients

A full recovery after a stay in a hospital’s intensive care unit can be difficult for older patients. Here’s what you can do to help.

By Pete Kelly
Cheaper Health Insurance Comes at a Cost for Some

Cheaper Health Insurance Comes at a Cost for Some

Allowing health insurance companies to offer plans without some benefits would be cheaper for some customers. But not for others.

By Nancy Metcalf
ACA Replacement Bill: More Bad News for Older Adults

ACA Replacement Bill: More Bad News for Older Adults

Older Americans with low to moderate incomes would see health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs jump under the American Health Care Act.

By Nancy Metcalf
Buying Insurance? Costs Could Jump for Older Adults

Buying Insurance? Costs Could Jump for Older Adults

The American Health Care Act would increase health insurance costs significantly for older adults buying coverage on their own. Here’s what to know.

By Nancy Metcalf
Baby and older adults

Why Should Folks Over 50 Have to Buy Maternity Care?

Every health insurance plan sold to individuals on HealthCare.gov must cover a set of “essential benefits” that include maternity care. Here’s why.

By Nancy Metcalf