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What to do when you get hit with a huge medical bill

As the cost of healthcare rises, and even the insured are paying more out of pocket, a large, unexpected medical bill could happen to anyone—and many don’t have sufficient emergency funds to handle a sudden big expense. According to the Wall Street Journal, a...

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Understand health insurance options to

“Health insurance policies vary wildly in cost, coverage, and other features, so it’s important to choose your plan with your individual needs, resources, and medical history in mind,” reports USA Today. The newspaper provides advice on how to navigate the complicated ...

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Hospital stays getting more expensive

Having a medical problem serious enough to warrant a hospital stay is difficult enough. But paying for that stay—which can cost tens of thousands of dollars or more—can be financially devastating if it isn’t covered by insurance. According to Healthline.com ...

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More have insurance, but still millions

Texas, the second-largest state in the country by population, has the highest number of uninsured—4.5 million—this, despite a recent increase in the number of insured—1.2 million since 2013—because of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare...

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Retirement planning increasingly

With lifespans getting longer and medical and insurance costs on the rise, healthcare is becoming a more important component of any retirement plan, advisors say. Retirees are already spending considerable amounts on healthcare today—a typical retired couple will have $260,000 in out of pocket...

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What Trump’s health subsidy cut...

President Trump announced this week he will end subsidies to health insurance companies that help pay out-of-pocket costs, such as deductibles and co-pays, of lower-income people. Nearly six million people receive these subsidies. The move, intended to undermine the Affordable Care Act, otherwise...

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Young widowed cancer doctor researches harm of medical debt

NPR recently profiled a young widow who was left with hundreds of thousands of dollars of medical debt after her husband died of cancer. The woman, Fumiko Chino, is now a radiation oncologist at Duke University, studying the effects of financial strain on cancer...

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Concierge healthcare services cater to wealthiest Americans

The very rich can afford the very best of everything—including now healthcare too. A recent New York Times article reported on the nascent trend of ultra-high-end concierge healthcare services that are catching on in wealthy areas in places such as New York, Seattle, Los...

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Expectant mothers are dying from lack of access to costly treatment

Motherhood is more deadly in the United States than in other advanced countries, according to a recent New York Times article. An American woman is about five times as likely to die in pregnancy or childbirth as a British woman, for example, the newspaper...

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Dental patients wonder about X-ray frequency

Many patients worry about radiation exposure when they get X-rays taken at the dentist. After all, that heavy lead blanket isn’t draped on you for nothing. The cost of the procedure is another concern for the uninsured. The New York Times recently reported on...

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Predictive data pushes riskiest out of insurance pools.

The debate over Obamacare has had one positive effect that everyone can agree on: it’s educated Americans that insurance is about risk-pooling—according to a recent Bloomberg article—that is, both healthy and sick people need to participate if it’s going to be affordable for the...

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Healthcare uncertainty challenges young adults

Young adults—who lose coverage under their parents’ health insurance plans upon turning 26—are stuck in healthcare limbo along with the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare. According to CNBC, advisors agree that young people should always have health insurance,...

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