The recently-passed health care legislation means changes will be made (or have been made) by many health care providers and insurers. If you are re-enrolling in a health insurance plan this fall or winter, you will need to take some time to learn about any potential changes. Statistics have shown that people spend an average of just 30 minutes choosing their insurance plan. This time around, 30 minutes may not be enough. Here are some things to keep in mind.
Many Americans are still waiting with bated breath to see how the Obama healthcare reform, termed the Affordable Care Act, is going to shake out for everyone in the country. Seniors are probably holding their breath a little harder than the rest though. For one, the information on how the healthcare reform is going to or may affect Medicare coverage is confusing. It’s time to demystify how the reform may affect Medicare and get down to the truth.
More than a third of American adults are obese, according to a study from the Journal of the American Medical Association. If current trends continue, 103 million American adults will be considered obese by 2018, with projected health care costs to reach $344 billion, according to a collaborative report from the United Health Foundation, the American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention.
A new plan being tested in San Diego, New York and Chicago, will force some people to find new doctors, unless they want to foot the bill themselves.
As consumers, the apparent benefits searching for the best price, deal, or situation in which to make our purchases has always outweighed the accompanying headaches and time commitments of shrewd shopping. This ideal has remained an absolute truth in all consumer spheres – except health care.
Healthy personal finance means paying attention to your credit rating, watching your spending habits, creating a budget, and sticking to it. If you’re a pet owner, Fido or Fluffy is a family member – but also a line item in the monthly budget. You can save money while pampering your furry family member with these budget-smart tips.