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Is there a government-funded health insurance program that retired massachusetts town employees can take advantage of?
Medicare: Medicare is a federal government-funded health insurance program for elderly & disabled. MassHealth is MA's Medicaid, which is run by states for those w/lower incomes. Check out https://www.mahealthconnector.org/ for health insurance options as mandated by Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare. ...Read more
Some do.: The best way to find out is to ask. Many insurance companies cover nicotine replacement patches and wellbutrin (bupropion) (an oral medication). Chantix (another pill) is not usually covered. 1-800-quit now is a free, personalized telephone support hotline for smoking cessation. And there is www.Quitnet.Com, which is also a good free resource. Good luck! ...Read more
See below: State sponsored medicaid will cover the long term care if you apply with specific qualification. Medicare will not covered unless if you are on medicare part a subacute rehabilitation. Private insurance and long term care insurance are covered. Please ask admission coordinator to assist your financial needs. ...Read more
Should colleges cut tuition costs for med students so their practices won't charge a lot of money to pay back student loans?
Thinking of ways: To cut health care costs is always good. Something, our elected officials should do a better job at. There are problems with your concept mentioned. What if those students don't graduate? What if they decide they don;t like being doctors and stop? Most fees are set by insurance companies and many are low to begin with. If you lower them more, the doctors won't be able to pay for malpractice etc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carefully: As you know, there are many plans and they are difficult to compare. Talk to your hr person. They can steer you in the right direction based on your age and current health. I would stick with the larger insurers in your area, they usually have the better plans with a larger list of providers in their network. Dr l. ...Read more
Do you know if the big companies like aetna, blue cross, blue shield, or cigna will have low-cost insurance plans from health care reform?
Probably so...: That will differ among states, depending on which companies decide to sell health insurance in a particular state. The type of plan and level coverage that an insurance company sells through the Obamacare health insurance marketplaces should be the same quality plan as the company sells to people outside of the marketplace program. California's marketplace will sell several levels of coverage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but...: ...Guess what? Insurance companies can also look at your paper records too. Built into the contracts they sign with doctors, insurance companies can "audit" a physician to look at their clinical notes. This is to prevent overbilling or incorrectly billing. So your insurance company already has access to all of your medical records. An ehr would make it easier to share those records. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Advice for shopping addiction? I love getting stuff in the mail, but I'm in major debt ($20,000 credit card debt). Cards maxed out.
Hypomania and spendi: Risk-taking behaviors during hypomanic states are recognised, however the high-risk nature of some behaviours-including the potential for harm to both the individual and others. (Fletcher et al 2013. Some of these behaviors include in for increased spending of money increase sexual activity increased speeding with associated traffic fines. You may not have a full-blown disease but needs evaluation ...Read more
Medicare: Plans are complicated & depend on your state. Best info. Is at www.Usmedicare.Com. ...Read more
Any advantage to having a insurance company's employee become involved in care decisions when ppo ins w no pre-approv reqd? Would add pre-approv req
Don't think so: Not sure i fully understand but in general i'd say health care decisions are best made with your doctor(s) and family members-the people who have your health as their priority. Insurance companies often have profit for the company as their first priority. Even if they say otherwise, there is always the potential that what's good for ur health & what's good for bottom line aren't the same. ...Read more
Do medical doctors/nurses/hospitals have legal accountability to me (consumer/customer) or the insurance company?
Lawyer : Talk to your lawyer if you want legal help, this site is addressing medical concerns. ...Read more
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