Health Care & Insurance Topics


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

Few With Dementia Are Enrolled in Money Management Tool

One of the things a lot of us worry about is how long our parents will be able to take care of themselves — not just physically but financially.

By Greg Daugherty

IBD: How to Avoid Being Hospitalized

Limiting the number of hospital stays can drastically improve a patient’s life with IBD.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Most Retirees Could Struggle to Pay Health Costs

Will you have enough money to pay your health care bills in retirement? If so, you may be among a lucky minority, a new report suggests.

By Greg Daugherty

Health Plan Is Grim News for Millions, Budget Report Shows

The proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act will leave millions without health insurance and make coverage skimpier for those who still have it.

By Nancy Metcalf

In the Hospital Under Observation? What to Know

If you’re on Medicare and in the hospital under observation status, there’s good news–and bad news–about how you might be billed.

By HealthAfter50

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

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

6 Things to Know About the American Health Care Act

The House has passed the American Health Care Act and it now heads to the Senate. Here are the six most important things to know about this legislation.

By Nancy Metcalf

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