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Category Archives: Health Care Reform

How to prepare for Open Enrollment

During Open Enrollment, individuals and families can enroll in a health insurance plan, or make changes to an existing plan. Simply call to speak to a GoHealth licensed agent: 866-909-0798. Open Enrollment for 2018 begins November 1, 2017 and ends December 15, 2017. You must enroll in health insurance during this window in order for your […]

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2018 Open Enrollment dates you should know

Open Enrollment – the period during which you can enroll in or change an existing health insurance plan – can be confusing. With deadlines to follow, health terms to know, and health plans to choose from, the process itself can be intimidating.  That’s why we’ve listed the most important dates to know below. In addition, […]

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How therapy can help kids cope with bullying

Over the past several years, modern-day bullying – cyberbullying – has increased due to easy access to the Internet and social media platforms. Bullying is most common for school aged children, and can greatly impact self-esteem and even interfere with social and intellectual development. If you suspect your child is being bullied, or that your […]

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Health insurance terms you should know

Have you ever felt intimidated by health care and health insurance terms? If so, you’re not alone. Studies show that only about one in 10 people in the U.S. have a proficient level of health literacy. However, understanding health terms can save you time, money, and stress. That’s why we created a health insurance dictionary […]

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How to choose between a PPO and HMO health plan

PPO, HMO, POS, EPO… SOS! Understanding health insurance terminology, abbreviations, and deadlines can be overwhelming when trying to choose a health insurance plan. Understanding the details, however, can save you time, money, and stress. Below, we discuss the differences between the two most popular types of health plans: Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) and Health Maintenance […]

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How to save money at the doctor’s office or in a hospital

by Brooke Jarchow If you’ve ever been hit with unexpected medical bills after visiting your doctor or a hospital, this article is for you. When seeing a doctor, you are likely being billed for each visit or procedure, which can add up quickly. However, it’s important to remember that you are the consumer and you […]

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How an Obamacare repeal could affect employer-based coverage

by Brooke Jarchow Two weeks ago, Republicans unveiled their first draft of a replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act, called American Health Care Act.  While there is still no confirmation of how much the replacement plan could cost, its proposed changes could leave millions without health insurance. Those who get health insurance through the open […]

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Top unanswered questions regarding an Obamacare repeal

by Brooke Jarchow Uncertainty continues to linger over the Trump administration’s notion to repeal and replace Obamacare. President Trump, newly-confirmed health secretary Tom Price, and others are still divided when it comes to how to pay for a replacement plan, how much of Obamacare to repeal, and other important details. It’s clear that before moving forward […]

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The majority of physicians support the Affordable Care Act

by Brooke Jarchow With over 20 million people at risk to lose health insurance coverage should the Affordable Care Act be repealed by the Trump administration, we turn to primary care physicians to hear their views on the Affordable Care Act and the potential repeal of the law. The views of primary care physicians are […]

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Obamacare and mental health coverage share an uncertain future

by Brooke Jarchow Tomorrow, President-elect Donald Trump will take office as the next President of the United States. The President-elect made a list of promises for his first 100 days in office, including a promise to “immediately deliver a full repeal of Obamacare“. Despite revealing few details of a replacement plan so far, Trump has also […]

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