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Erica Block

Erica Block

Erica Block is an Editorial Fellow at, where she gets to combine her interest in healthcare policy with her penchant for creating online content. When she isn't reading or writing, Erica can be found wandering around Brooklyn, playing softball, or listening to podcasts. She counts music, rescue dogs, and lumberjack sports among her greatest passions. Follow Erica on Twitter: @EricaDaleBlock

Dangers on the Diamond: Baseball Injuries and MLB Health Insurance

Last Updated: 03/13/2018

cover photo: Don DeBold Major League Baseball (MLB) spring training starts this week. Team owners couldn’t be more relieved. During …

How Is Healthcare Affected By GOP Tax Bill, Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules?

Last Updated: 08/21/2018

Consequences of the new GOP tax bill include fewer insured Americans and cuts to public programs like Medicaid and Medicare. …

Do You Need to Do Anything During This Open Enrollment Period?

Last Updated: 10/08/2018

You may have heard: the health insurance Open Enrollment Period for 2019 runs from November 1 to December 15. Get …

5 Senior Care Startups Revolutionizing the Traditional Nursing Home

Last Updated: 06/13/2018

Image: SupportPDX/Flickr Entrepreneurs who spot an opportunity in caregiving are keenly aware that the U.S. elderly population is a growing …

Does Insurance Cover Service Dogs?

Last Updated: 07/10/2018

Image: DoD News / Flickr Owning a service dog can cost upwards of $50,000 – will your health insurance policy …

Examining Part D: The Most-Prescribed Drug in Every U.S. State

Last Updated: 01/24/2018

Image: Matvevna | Pixabay Which Drug is Prescribed Most in America? The interactive map below uses data from Propublica’s Prescriber Checkup …

Health Insurance for Summer Camp: Does My Plan Cover My Child?

Last Updated: 05/23/2018

Image: New York YMCA Camp / Flickr If your son or daughter needs medical care at sleepaway camp, your health …

Follow These 8 Tips to Reduce Your Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs

Last Updated: 11/07/2018

Photo by CafeCredit under CC 2.0 Yearly out-of-pocket healthcare costs have more than doubled in the last ten years; luckily, …

Everything You Need to Know About Your Breastfeeding Health Insurance Benefits

Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Image: Maja / Flickr Under Obamacare, women were granted more breastfeeding health insurance benefits. They’ll likely stay under new legislation. …