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Getting Health Insurance

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Don’t have health insurance? Here’s advice on how to find the right insurance for your needs.

Health Insurance: Glossary of Common Terms

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Don’t know a deductible from a premium? Here’s a helpful guide to health insurance terms.

What Are Medicare and Medicaid?

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Learn more about the U.S. government’s health insurance programs for older adults and people with low-incomes and resources.

How Much Will Your Health Care Cost?

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It can be hard to figure out how much your health care will cost ahead of time. Here are some tips for preparing for the cost of your procedures.

Handling an Insurance Dispute

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What to do if your health insurance denies you coverage for a procedure.

Long-Term Care and Long-Term Care Insurance

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Learn about long-term care and whether you need long-term care insurance.

Your Doctor’s Office: 10 Things You Should Know

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These 10 steps will help you get the information you need for your doctor’s appointment.

Retail Clinics: What's in Store for Health Care

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You're sick, but your doctor's office says the next open appointment is in two weeks. Or you're traveling, don't have a primary care physician or don't have health insurance. For all these reasons and more, potential patients are turning increasingly to retail clinics to cure their minor ailments.

When Getting to the Doctor Is Half the Battle

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All patients have their stories of hassles: hustling against traffic to inconvenient doctor appointments, not to mention waiting on hold to schedule a follow-up visit. But what if you couldn't read the road signs on your way or hear the options on your physician's answering service?

Finding a New Doctor

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Choosing a doctor and building a relationship with him or her is an important first step to getting and staying healthy.
Here's advice on how to locate a new physician to make sure you get care that fits your needs.

Organize Your Health Care

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Pay for Your Health Care

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Seek insurance and manage the worrisome chores of arranging and paying for care.

Using Physician Rating Websites

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New health review sites promise to help you make this important decision for yourself or your loved ones. However, patients and physicians alike are finding that these doctor reviews aren’t as transparent or useful as they might seem.