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Paying Health Insurance Deductible Upfront

Every time you visit the doctor, either you or your insurance company are paying the medical provider for their services. How the costs are split will depend on the terms of your health insurance coverage. At the very least, in most cases you’ll be expected to cover your copay for every trip to the doctor.…

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U.S. Cities Suffering From High Cholesterol

With Healthy Aging Month in August and National Cholesterol Education Month in September, what better time to remain conscious of our health — and take the necessary steps to maintain it. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began last year, much attention has been paid to the ways the risk levels for severe illness or death from…

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What Happens If You Don’t Have Health Insurance?

What Happens If You Don’t Have Health Insurance? Over the past three years, the number of uninsured Americans has risen, growing from 26.7 million in 2016 to 28.9 million in 2019. During that same period, the rate of uninsured Americans increased from 10.0% in 2016 to 10.9% in 2019. Estimates for 2020 assume the number…

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States With the Highest COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Heading Into Summer

After more than a year of living through COVID-19, the worst of the pandemic in the U.S. appears to be over. Daily cases peaked in early January at more than 250,000 per day, but ever since, the U.S. has seen sharp declines in COVID-19 positive cases, even as more contagious variants have emerged. Now, the…

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American cities with the highest (and lowest) uninsured rates

As the U.S. continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, disparities in who has access to healthcare are more pronounced than ever. Though the federal government and many insurers have worked to keep the costs of testing and treating COVID-19 low to manage the broader public health crisis, the impacts of the pandemic on healthcare…

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Cities that spend the most on healthcare

Photo Credit: Alamy Stock Photo Over the past year, COVID-19 has put a spotlight on public health and the economy, emphasizing how important it is for people to have access to high-quality healthcare that they can afford. The government and many insurers have worked to ensure that treatment related to COVID-19 itself is affordable, but…

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