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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.

Paying for Prescription Medications

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Prescription drugs can be expensive. Here’s how to get help paying for them and finding lower cost options.

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.

Making Plans for Your End-of-Life Health Care

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It’s important to make your wishes known to your family and doctors regarding treatment at the end-of-life. Here are resources to help you have this conversation.

Getting the Most Out of a Doctor’s Appointment

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Doctor’s appointments are often brief. Here’s how to quickly explain what’s wrong so you can get the help you need.

How Do You Tell Your Employer That You Are Sick?

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If you expect to miss work due to your or a loved one’s illness, here’s what to tell your employer.

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.

Pay for Your Health Care

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

How to Find and Use Health Insurance

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Whether you have a preexisting condition or not, are new to shopping for insurance or trying to figure out what coverage you do have, there are resources to help with this often complicated but important purchase.

Find Good Health Care

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The quality of doctors and hospitals varies. Here is information to help you find the right care.