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Cost of Care

Surprised by That Medical Bill? You Aren't Alone

More than half of Americans surveyed report they’ve been surprised by an unexpected medical bill they believed would be covered by their health insurance.

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Insurance

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.

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Chronic Life

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.

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Insurance

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.

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Complications

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.

Open enrollment for health insurance
ACA

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.

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Medication

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.

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Treatment

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.

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Medication

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.

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Treatment

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.