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Find Good Health Care
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Find Good Health Care
The quality of doctors and hospitals varies. Here is information to help you find the right 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.

Pay for Your Health Care
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Pay for Your Health Care
Seek insurance and manage the worrisome chores of arranging and paying for care.

Finding a New Doctor
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Find Good Health Care
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.

Making Plans for Your End-of-Life Health Care
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Plan for Your End-of-Life Care
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
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Communicate With Your Doctors
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?
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Organize Your Health Care
If you expect to miss work due to your or a loved one’s illness, here’s what to tell your employer.

Long-Term Care and Long-Term Care Insurance
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Plan for Your End-of-Life Care
Learn about long-term care and whether you need long-term care insurance.

Handling an Insurance Dispute
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Pay for Your Health Care
What to do if your health insurance denies you coverage for a procedure.

Paying for Prescription Medications
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Pay for Your Health Care
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?
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Pay for Your Health Care
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?
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Pay for Your Health Care
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
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Pay for Your Health Care
Don’t know a deductible from a premium? Here’s a helpful guide to health insurance terms.

Getting Health Insurance
PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Pay for Your Health Care
Don’t have health insurance? Here’s advice on how to find the right insurance for your needs.