Health & Health Care / Policy Trends

  • How to get more out of your Medicare now

      

    Unfortunately, Medicare is a tricky subject fraught with multiple complexities.  While you’ve most likely been paying into it for years, you also may still have many unanswered...

  • How the Obamacare Penalties Work and How To Avoid Them

      

    Some people may be in for a rude shock when they go to file their income tax return this year: A penalty for not having purchased health insurance! A look at the health care penalties and the...

  • Prescription Plan Guide

      

    Prescription Plans for Less Publix.com - 14 day supply of select antibiotics for FREE Walmart.com - 30-day supply of select generic drugs for $4 or a 90-day supply for $10 Target.com -...

  • Health care penalties and your tax return

      

    Didn't have health insurance last year? It could affect your taxes. Here’s a look at the penalties you'll face and how you may be able to get out of them.

  • Denied health insurance coverage? Appeal it.

      

    There are ways to get money from your health insurance company even after they denied your initial claim. Here’s what to do if your health insurance isn't covering your best interests.

  • 4 Key Things You Need To Know About Open Enrollment

      

    Now that open enrollment season is here, I want to outline 4 key things you need to know about health care going into 2015. Pay attention to the color codes Most individuals buying their own...

  • Why You May Want To Pay Cash for That Medical Procedure

      

    With open enrollment upon us, I'm getting more and more questions about paying for health care.If you buy insurance on the health care exchange or you get your health care through an employer, the...

  • Loan help for large health deductible plans

      

  • Nurse Practitioners Help You Save Money on Medical Care

      

    Your access to health care is getting easier in America today.I've talked in the past about "nurse-in-a-box clinics" at retail storefronts that offer care 7 days a week from nurse...

  • More employers are setting up private exchanges

      

    In the midst of the Obamacare rollout, more retirees are being offloaded to health exchanges by their prior employers. Even though this comes in synch with the Affordable Care Act, this move...

  • Obamacare / Affordable Health Care Act Guide

      

    I know whenever I talk about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), it is a political fault line in the country. Even though I have views that differ from the law of the...

  • Should sick leave be mandatory?

      

    In an age when some 40% of people have no sick leave at work, there's a big push to mandate employers to grant it across the country. Yet I think there's a better solution that doesn't require a...

  • Concierge medicine offers personalized medical attention

      

    In an effort to circumvent health insurance headaches, some doctors have switched to cash-only practices and are saving their patients big bucks in the process. CNNMoney.com reports there are a...

  • Acetaminophen overdose may result in liver failure

      

    Do you take Tylenol (brand name) or acetaminophen (generic) when you're sick? Be sure you're not exceeding the FDA's new recommendation of milligrams.About 5 years ago, I put out a warning about...

  • 12 Things You Need To Know About Obamacare Before 2014

      

    The new Obamacare regulations can be a confusing maze to navigate.Should you set yourself up on Healthcare.gov? We all know how well that site has been working the past few months. When do we...