In the haze that can accompany such surprises, don't just simply take COBRA and assume you're done with health insurance concerns, Philip Moeller advises.
By Meredith Kolodner
Mercedez Vargas really wanted to get her high school diploma, but she struggled to get passing grades at a last-chance night school in the Bronx just as she had in the daytime at Marie Curie High School. A college degree?…
By Philip Moeller
Insurers are often under competitive pressure to change network providers from year-to-year. But those changes can catch customers, especially of Medicare Advantage plans, off guard.
By Laura Santhanam
Long-term care insurance plans can be difficult to understand and families who use them are sometimes faced with navigating complex rules, all while caring for a loved one. Bradley Frigon with the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys says the…
By Sarah Jane Tribble, WCPN
The average costs for an individual in the experimental program (which is called Money Follows the Person) is $49,000. Under traditional Medicaid it costs about $64,000 annually for nursing home care in Ohio.
A Window Into the Daily Struggles of Long-Term Care…
What's at Stake in the Candidates' Different Visions for Medicaid…
Susan Dentzer reports on the "green houses" project, which seeks to reinvent traditional nursing home care and create close-knit communities of patients and caregivers. Some observers, however, question the homes' financial feasibility.
U.S. health care spending is expected to increase dramatically over the next decade, from $2 trillion to over $4 trillion by 2016, according to a government report released Wednesday. NewsHour health correspondent Susan Dentzer explains the report.
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