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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

Did Your ACA Insurance Cost Skyrocket? Don’t Freak Out

If you get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, you may have received a renewal notice this year that gave you sticker shock. Here’s what to do.

By Nancy Metcalf

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

How to Find Free Help With Health Insurance Enrollment

Picking a health insurance plan can be difficult. Try these four strategies to get the best health insurance deal for you.

By Nancy Metcalf

5 Smart Strategies for Buying Health Insurance

Marketplaces open Nov. 1. Prices in many states will be different than last year, but be careful. You could end up with a premium hike or miss out on a bargain.

By Nancy Metcalf

How ACA Subsidy Changes Might Affect You

The government says it will stop paying for a major type of health insurance subsidy. If you purchase Obamacare, here’s what to know.

By Nancy Metcalf

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

How Much Do You Know About ACA Health Insurance?

Take our quiz to test your smarts about Affordable Care Act health insurance and what you need to know before you apply for Obamacare.

By Greg Daugherty