Tag Archives: comparing health plans

Coverage for GI specialists in New York

What is the best health insurance plan for someone living in New York City, who has Irritable Bowel Syndrome and acid reflux?  I want to be able to see gastroenterologists when I need to have specialized procedures or tests done.  My main concern is that when a doctor recommends me to someone else there’s a […]

Affordable Care Act: comparing plan benefits for pregnancy

Which ACA plan is the most cost effective for the average pregnancy in 2015 for a 28-year-old?  Assuming the pregnancy cost was $30,000.  Between insurance premium and possible HSA savings, which plans should we choose to spend the least amount of money? Mama Shopper Dear Mama Shopper, If you are comparing plans offered on your […]

Who is watching the bills?

Whose responsibility is it to monitor accurate procedure coding for a patient’s billing and account? Can the patient reasonably be expected to audit and enforce correct coding?  Is there a source of transparent codes/procedures (along with what is covered by an individual’s policy) that consumers can access? Watchful Wonderer Dear Watchful Wonderer, The patient cannot […]

Obamacare: on the edge between private plan and Medicaid

I live in California, am single, and have no children.  I can only find part-time work, and make about $13,000 a year.  Someone told me that if I could get my income higher, I could get regular health insurance instead of being put on Medicaid.  Regular insurance sounds a lot better.  I hear that almost […]

Obamacare: old plan ending, what to do now

I have health insurance already through the company I work for but I can’t afford the deductible. I have had some issues with the hospital telling me I need to pay $2,500.00 since I have a $2,000.00 deductible and can’t afford it. It seems my insurance don’t cover much of anything to be honest so […]