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Section: Analysis

How Do Health Insurance Companies Know if You Smoke?

The next time you sign up for health insurance, you’ll be asked whether or not…

The Penalty for Not Having Health Insurance Ends October 2 (Not for Everyone – Just Most People)

Officially, the Obama-era penalty for not having health insurance ends on December 31, 2018. The…

Does Your Health Insurance Cover Art and Music Therapy?

Creative therapies, such as music and art therapy, continue to grow in popularity as complementary…

Jeff Smedsrud’s Q&A About Short-Term Medical Insurance Plans

The Trump administration has announced an Obamacare-era rule that limits short term health insurance plans…

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Care: What’s the Difference?

As a patient, you’ll eventually ask: what’s the difference between inpatient versus outpatient care? Even…

How the CHRONIC Care Act Changes Medicare for the Chronically Ill

Despite all the good Medicare does in the hospital, Medicare is known for leaving home…

Dangers on the Diamond: Baseball Injuries and MLB Health Insurance

cover photo: Don DeBold Major League Baseball (MLB) spring training starts this week. Team owners…

Healthcare in Canada vs. the USA: Facing High Costs or Long Wait Times

Canada's healthcare system is often talked about as an alternative to the American system. Is…

NYC Health Insurance: Why It’s So Expensive and Your Options

Health insurance in NYC costs more than healthcare in most other places of the country…

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

You may have heard: the health insurance Open Enrollment Period for 2018 runs from November…

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