Monthly Archives: January 2016

Feds Hopeful Hispanics Will Respond As Open Enrollment Comes To A Close

i Iris Galvez, a health insurance navigator (right) helps Mary Soliz of Houston, Texas, sign up for her first health… Continue reading »

Still Uninsured? Buy A Health Plan This Week To Avoid A Tax Penalty

i The price of getting a health insurance card may seem expensive, but officials say the minimum tax penalty for… Continue reading »

Do-It-Yourselfers Face Penalties Over Their Cut-Rate Health Insurance

i Piecing together inexpensive insurance plans could come with a hidden cost. Leigh Wells/Ikon Images/Corbis hide caption toggle caption Leigh… Continue reading »

Determining A Health Plan’s Abortion Coverage Remains A Challenge

As the third open enrollment period winds down on the health insurance marketplaces, one thing hasn’t changed much since the… Continue reading »

Would Paying Your Doctor Cash Up Front Get You Better Care?

i The old-fashioned pay-as-you-go model for primary care is getting tested anew. Universal Images Group/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption… Continue reading »

Making The Most Of Military Medics’ Field Experience

i Dave Manning (left) and three other veterans who are studying to become physician assistants at the University of North… Continue reading »

Medicaid May Soon Pay For Some Inpatient Addiction Treatment

i For decades, if people on Medicaid wanted to get treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, they almost always had… Continue reading »

Medicaid Programs Fall Short When It Comes To Helping Smokers Quit

i Bupropion, sold under the name Wellbutrin, is an antidepressant often prescribed to help a person quit smoking. Michelle Del… Continue reading »

Cleveland Pressures Hospitals To Keep ERs Open To All Ambulances

i East Cleveland medic Anthony Savoy says his city’s ambulances are diverted frequently to a hospital further away, and that… Continue reading »

N.J. Factory Turns To Medicaid To Insure Lowest-Paid Employees

i Duke Gillingham, president of Oasis Foods, in Hillside, N.J., says about two-thirds of his roughly 180 employees declined to… Continue reading »