When Michael Kamins opened the letter from his insurer, he was enraged. His 20-year old son recently had been hospitalized twice with bipolar disorder and rescued from the brink of suicide, he said. Now, the insurer said he had improved and it was no longer medically necessary for the young man to see his psychiatrist… Read More Advocates Say Mental Health ‘Parity’ Law Is Not Fulfilling Its Promise
Whether you signed up for a new insurance plan through one of the state exchanges, endured the glitches on the federal web site, or simply plan to keep the health insurance you already have, everyone will be affected by at least some Affordable Care Act provisions. Here are some key issues to be aware of… Read More Mark your calendar – 2014 ACA dates to know
As most regular readers of this blog know, I’m self-employed. Fortunately, I don’t need to worry about health insurance, since I am covered through my husband’s job. However, many are not so lucky, and must purchase a health plan on the open market. For a family of four, that can easily cost close to $20,000… Read More ACA Will Help Self-Employed and Would-be Entrepreneurs
I planned to do a health news roundup for my last post of 2012. Yet it is difficult to think about choosing a handful of stories. Between the havoc created by hurricane Sandy and the unfathomable violence in Newtown CT, it seems like we have stumbled onto the set of a horror movie these last… Read More A most essential benefit can’t wait
Is Romney for or against the ACA provisions? Or both?… Read More Does he or doesn’t he? Romney wants it both ways.