Pa. set to start mandatory managed care for people who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid

There's a lot of confusion about the new need to choose both a Medicare and a Medicaid provider. The first deadline is Sunday.

Screening or diagnostic mammogram? The difference could cost you

Most insurance plans cover screening mammograms in full, but that's not the case for diagnostic mammograms.

Screening or diagnostic mammogram? The difference could cost you

Most insurance plans cover screening mammograms in full, but that's not the case for diagnostic mammograms.

More to consider than just premium when shopping ACA plans

For the first time in years, premium prices are declining and new insurers are entering the market or expanding their offerings. But people who plan to buy or renew ACA marketplace plans still need to shop carefully.

More to consider than just premium when shopping ACA plans

For the first time in years, premium prices are declining and new insurers are entering the market or expanding their offerings. But people who plan to buy or renew ACA marketplace plans still need to shop carefully.

What’s the difference between Medicare-for-all and single-payer?

Across the country, catchphrases such as "single-payer" and "universal health care" are sweeping political races as Democrats tap into voter anger about GOP efforts to kill the Affordable Care Act.

What’s the difference between Medicare-for-all and single-payer?

Across the country, catchphrases such as "single-payer" and "universal health care" are sweeping political races as Democrats tap into voter anger about GOP efforts to kill the Affordable Care Act.
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Health care and the election: Answering your questions

We field questions about health care from our readers who responded to this week's election text alerts.

Pre-existing conditions are a lot more than a hot political issue

Returning to the days when people couldn't get insurance at any price is a real possibility.

In search of insurance savings, consumers can get unwittingly wedged into narrow-network plans

The cheaper plans offer far narrower networks of doctors and hospitals and less coverage of out-of-network care. But many consumers are overwhelmed or unaware of the trade-offs they entail.

Will Republicans really protect patients with pre-existing conditions?

Many of the politicians now promising to protect pre-existing conditions have documented records of doing the opposite.

Should you keep your employer-sponsored health insurance or switch to Medicare? The choice can be daunting.

Many who keep working after 65 are allowed under Medicare rules to keep their employer-sponsored health plan without penalty until they retire. Deciding whether this is the cheaper alternative will involve a lot of number crunching.

1 in 3 Pennsylvania residents struggles to pay medical bills, survey finds

Half of adults in Pennsylvania struggled with health-care affordability, and one in three had difficulty paying medical bills, according to a new report by Pennsylvania Health Access Network and Altarum.

Medicare open enrollment has started. Here’s what you need to know.

I like my plan and in 2018 it covered the medications I needed – do I need to do anything during fall enrollment period?

How can we reduce health care costs? Employers are leading a transformation

The Healthcare Transformation Alliance, Amazon, Berkshire-Hathaway and JP Morgan, along with Walmart and other national employers have been developing strategies to reduce their costs.

How you can help decrease the rising costs of healthcare

I recently had my knee replaced. The surgery went very well and I was walking in a week. But then I received bills for my hospitalization and was shocked to find two charges for anesthesia.

ACA premium rates down in Pa., but some people may owe more

Premium rates for health insurance plans sold through the Affordable Care Act marketplace are going down in 2019, but Philadelphia-area residents who bought plans with a tax subsidy last year may be in store for sticker shock when they receive their renewal notices.

What to know about health care and insurance for the 2018 midterm elections

Health care is top of mind for Republicans and Democrats alike leading into midterm elections.

Premiums for Obamacare health plans to decline 15 percent in PA

Individual rates for the second-lowest cost silver plan in 2019 will decline an average of 16 percent in Pennsylvania and an average of 15 percent in New Jersey.

Former mayor Nutter is selling Medicare. Should his plan be yours?

Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter wants to make his second act helping the city's seniors access health care, but patient advocates and policy experts say he's sending the wrong message.

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