How Can I Find Affordable Health Insurance?

How to Find Affordable Health Insurance

With all the debate about the new federal Affordable Healthcare Act, there is not much discussion on how to find health insurance for your budget now. Some of the changes have already happened. But many more changes won’t go into effect until 2014. And of course, the verdict is still out on exactly how these changes will impact the healthcare system.

So where does that leave you now if you are unemployed, self-employed, or your current employer doesn’t offer health insurance as a benefit? There is hope! Here are a few places to look if you need affordable coverage.

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Health Care Reform and You: How New Health Care Legislation May Affect Your Coverage

The recently-passed health care legislation means changes will be made (or have been made) by many health care providers and insurers. If you are re-enrolling in a health insurance plan this fall or winter, you will need to take some time to learn about any potential changes. Statistics have shown that people spend an average of just 30 minutes choosing their insurance plan. This time around, 30 minutes may not be enough. Here are some things to keep in mind.

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How Health Care Reform Affects Seniors, Medicare

Many Americans are still waiting with bated breath to see how the Obama healthcare reform, termed the Affordable Care Act, is going to shake out for everyone in the country. Seniors are probably holding their breath a little harder than the rest though. For one, the information on how the healthcare reform is going to or may affect Medicare coverage is confusing. It’s time to demystify how the reform may affect Medicare and get down to the truth.

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Government to Give Financial Motivations to Be Healthy

More than a third of American adults are obese, according to a study from the Journal of the American Medical Association. If current trends continue, 103 million American adults will be considered obese by 2018, with projected health care costs to reach $344 billion, according to a collaborative report from the United Health Foundation, the American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention.

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No More Blind Faith: Shopping for Health Care in the Age of the Internet

As consumers, the apparent benefits searching for the best price, deal, or situation in which to make our purchases has always outweighed the accompanying headaches and time commitments of shrewd shopping. This ideal has remained an absolute truth in all consumer spheres – except health care.

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