Michelle Andrews appears in the following:
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
New York and Minnesota are offering an inexpensive insurance alternative allowed under the federal health law that provides some low-income people with more affordable coverage.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
People sometimes put together policies, such as short-term and critical illness plans, instead of buying more expensive health coverage. But they likely will be penalized under the federal health law.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Many marketplace insurers omit information about abortion services on the summary of benefits and coverage. Consumers looking for plans that cover the services or exclude them can be left in the dark.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Here are some tips for how people can handle moving between the government health plan for low-income residents and the private plans offered on the federal health law's exchanges.
Friday, January 08, 2016
An offer of savings on health insurance failed to motivate people to lose a modest amount of weight at a Philadelphia hospital system.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
More older men are getting screened for colorectal cancer since the federal health law eliminated the out-of-pocket charges for screening tests, but there's a catch if polyps are found.
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Many employers offer workers specialized insurance coverage for serious diseases, such as cancer, that kicks in with a big payment to help cover high deductibles for care.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Two physicians groups say federal government regulations for out-of-network emergency care payments will cost consumers more because insurers will pay less.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
The courts serve as an alternative for people with mental health issues when legal charges are filed. The courts steer people to help through community services rather than jail.
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Not all income is equal when it comes to figuring out eligibility for federal tax credits that help lower-income consumers pay for their health insurance premiums.
Friday, December 04, 2015
Guidelines say that patients with high blood sugar levels be referred to nutrition and exercise counseling. Under the health law, the services would be covered by insurance without cost sharing.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
A 10 percent bump in pay under the Affordable Care Act will expire at year-end. The bonus was supposed to help balance the reimbursement discrepancies between primary care providers and specialists.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
The insurer is rolling out a specialized gold-level plan geared to people with diabetes. Aetna says it's aiming to keep down the cost for diabetes care. But it's unclear if the plans are a good buy.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
These plans, which remain a minority in the marketplaces, can help steer consumers to the system's hospitals and doctors, but some also offer competitive prices.
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
It's time for people to shop for health insurance, and that means lots of confusion about about high-deductible plans, out-of-network benefits and premium increases.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Enrollment for HealthCare.gov plans for 2016 begins Sunday. Insurance shoppers should check their projected health costs and each plan's network of doctors and hospitals before choosing coverage.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Drug plans offered by private insurers under Medicare change from year to year. It pays to check around for the best deal during open enrollment season.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
A legal change that eases some of the health insurance requirements for small employers may actually help bolster coverage for their workers.
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Even if an employer contributes to an HSA, the money belongs to the worker, who can move it to find better services or lower fees.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Although the government is responsible for providing health services to people in jail and prison, inmates are still often expected to pay for a share of the treatment.