ACA, Health Insurance

How much does Obamacare cost?

Average health insurance costs for employer-sponsored health insurance in 2017 was approximately $558 for individual coverage, with average monthly employee contributions of approximately $101, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. But what about Americans who have to buy their own health insurance? Here’s how much Obamacare costs and what factors can increase or reduce how […]

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Health

15 tips to boost your mental health

Mental health is defined as a state of emotional, psychological, and social well-being. To be in prime mental health means being able to work productively, maintain healthy relationships, navigate stress, bounce back from adversity, contribute to society, and realize your own potential. Use these 15 tips to boost your mental health and help improve your […]

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Medicaid, Medicaid Gap

What does it mean to be in the Medicaid gap?

Americans who don’t have access to health insurance through their employer have long had to buy individual health insurance plans, provided that they could find one they were eligible for and could afford. Thanks to the protections and subsidies offered by the Affordable Care Act, more than 20 million Americans have gained access to individual […]

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Health

Understanding depression – what everyone should know

More than 300 million people around the world suffer from depression, according to the World Health Organization, making it one of the most common mental disorders and the leading cause of disability. Given its prevalence, here are some things everyone should know about depression. Learning this information can help you understand those around you suffering […]

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Women’s healthcare

How to reduce your risk of ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer affects thousands of women and their families globally as one of the most fatal female cancers. In working towards a cure, it’s important for more women to become aware of the incredible danger that ovarian cancer poses. In this article we talk about the risk factors associated with this disease, go over the […]

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Health

Spreading the word: why we need to talk about mental health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, but it’s important to talk about mental health all year round. In large part, this is connected to the societal stigma that has plagued mental illnesses. But this topic is about more than just disorders. Here’s what else it covers and why it’s important to talk about mental health. […]

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Health Insurance

What is HealthCare.gov and how does it work?

If you’ve had to shop for your own health insurance, you’ve probably come across HealthCare.gov. But what exactly is this website and how does it work? Use this primer to help you get situated before you start your health insurance enrollment process. What is HealthCare.gov? HealthCare.gov is the health insurance exchange website run by the […]

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Health

10 cancer prevention tips to reduce your risk

More than 1.7 million people in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in 2018, according to the American Cancer Society. Women have a 37.6% lifetime probability of being diagnosed with cancer, while the number is 39.7% for men. While genetics play a huge role in each individual’s cancer risk and environmental […]

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Uncategorized

What is the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)?

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was signed into federal law in 1997, and exists to help fund health coverage for children at the state level. Each state has their own program in place, working to primarily serve low-income households. These households are often out of the eligibility range to qualify for Medicaid, or may […]

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Health Insurance

How health insurance reduces the burden of cancer

Finding a health insurance plan that works best for you can be an overwhelming task. With the number of cancer diagnoses predicted to rise about 70% worldwide over the next couple decades, in addition to rising cancer treatment costs, quality health insurance is more important than ever. In case of an unexpected health concern like […]

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