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Young Adults Taking the Health Care Reins

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Your parents still might be willing to do your laundry, but if you’re over 18, they can’t make your medical decisions. Are you ready to navigate the adult health care system?

Do I Have to Go to the Dentist? Oral Health Starts Early

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Increasingly, children are losing their baby teeth not due to the budding of their permanent teeth but to the ravages of early decay and cavities. For some parents, this is a result of a lack of understanding about the importance of oral health, even at an early age.

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.

Sick at Work

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Most people don’t have the luxury of letting work slip, even when serious illness strikes. What happens when you have a chronic condition or disability and the time off you need exceeds your number of sick days?

Pay for Your Health Care

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

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.

Coping With the High Costs of Prescriptions

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As patients pay more for their prescription drugs, many people decide to cut their pills in half or opt out of taking the drugs altogether. But there are safer ways to cut costs than skimping on — or skipping — the medicines you need.

Handling an Insurance Dispute

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.