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I’m self-employed and I shop for health insurance every year. Here’s the equation I use to choose the best plan.

To find the best plan for herself, she runs the numbers — including copays, premiums, out-of-pocket maximums, and prescription costs.

How to get health insurance for 2020: Your guide to open enrollment season

Open enrollment is a period of time each year when you can shop for and enroll in a health insurance plan.

My health insurance plan means an emergency could cost me upwards of $6,000, but I’m not worried about it

A high-deductible health insurance policy may seem scary or impractical, but a Health Savings Account can make all the difference.
Ofiong Okon gives Daniel Waits his physical exam inside one of the Community Healthcare Network's vans.

I spent a day with a health van providing care to low-income New Yorkers, and it reveals a hidden safety net for thousands in the world’s wealth...

About 700,000 people in New York City lack health insurance. A health organization is providing them with medical care anyway.
US President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in El Paso, Texas, on February 11, 2019, surrounded by signs that say 'Build the Wall' and 'Finish the Wall.'

Trump administration to deny visas to immigrants without health insurance or means to pay for medical costs

The proclamation comes in stark contrast to the 2020 Democratic pool, with a majority intending to offer health insurance to undocumented immigrants.

A 50-year-old technology that uses bursts of electricity to treat pain might finally catch on as doctors hunt for alternatives to opioids

Neuromodulation isn't used very often, because it can be costly and require surgery. Plus, it can only treat some types of pain.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks while introducing health care legislation titled the "Medicare for All Act of 2019" with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), during a news conference on Capitol Hill, on April 9, 2019 in Washington, DC

Medicare for most, If not all: We polled Americans to find out what a popular universal healthcare coverage plan in the US could look like

A new Insider poll found a large share of Americans want the government to extend its reach into the nation's healthcare system.
Having a baby may qualify you for a special health insurance enrollment period.

3 signs you should change your health insurance coverage, according to a financial planner

A new baby, job, or spouse, and evolving health needs and shifting financial priorities are good reasons to review your health insurance coverage.
Most Americans need to have health insurance to afford medical care.

How to get health insurance to pay for doctors, dentists, and emergencies

Americans not covered by an employer or Medicare can get health insurance on HealthCare.gov. Open enrollment begins November 1, 2019.
Health insurance startup Oscar recently moved into a new WeWork-designed new office.

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