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Do You Need Health Insurance
International Insura: There are a number of companies that can provide a short term international health insurance policy. Among the better known companies are: - medex http://www.Medexassist.Com - travelguard http://www.Travelguard.Com - sos http://www.Internationalsos.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When things go bad: We can't always predict when we'll need medical care - broken bones, cuts, colds, pneumonia, bladder infections. That's what insurance is supposed to be for - to spread risk among a large group of people so that it's affordable for everyone. Most people can't afford the out of pocket costs for serious medical care - insurance helps out with that. The same thing goes for children. ...Read more
What insurance would cover mental health? Could you qualify for medicaid? What mental health issues would get you qualified?
Better policy: You will need to enroll in a better policy, which will cost more. Please be aware that most dental insurance policies do not cover all expenses. So even with the best policy you might still have out of pocket expense. In addition, many policies have yearly maximums which can be consumed with the restoration of a few teeth. ...Read more
Medigap plan: A good idea to get secondary coverage, as medicare only pays 80 % of doctors bills after a deductible per year. Medicare a pays hospital bills and post acute care after a deductible. Medicare b pays office visits, 80 %, after a deductible. Most plans have enrollment periods . Look around to see whcich one suits your needs. ...Read more
Insurers are in the: Business of collecting premiums and paying as few claims as possible. Some ask a few questions, deferring an exam, many want not only historical data, an exam, but urine and blood work. If they do not see what they like, you wll not be offered a policy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Available on line: A lawyer would get it exactly right (probably). You can find models of living wills on the google. Read carefully to see if the model is what you want. What a lawyer can do is tell you about things not written on the model that you might want included. A living will can help others with your end of life care and is a useful document. ...Read more
Medicaid/Free clinic: Medicaid is health insurance for the poor. Unfortunately your state voted against expanding the services. So it depends on your income level as to whether or not you qualify. Some cities have free clinics that service the uninsured. Do an internet search for resources. I saw one called the monday clinic-2875 merrell road in dallas, texas. If emergency- go to er. Vote for someone who cares. ...Read more
HealthTap services: HealthTap provides users instant access to virtual consultations with doctors (fee-based) and free informational answers to simple questions. Patients asking questions can select the general information forum or the fee-based personal medical care forum. HealthTap's site also has years of brief questions and answers that users can easily access, to find instant answers to their similar concerns. ...Read more
President Obama: President obama will not be providing this health care himself, but he knows how to engage and inspire those who do the many tasks this nation needs. I am grateful that more people will have health insurance coverage than could have it before. I hope preventive and integrative health care will be included in the plans being made. I believe these can improve people's health and lower costs too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: We have many patients with these insurances. We are not a participating provider and have chosen to be an out of network provider in order to not compromise the quality of care, provide exceptional customer service, not double or triple book patients, use the best dental materials and technology, and devote ample time with our patients. Please call (631)361-3577 for more detail. Thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It varies somewhat and is also controversial. Some companies will have a preexisting clause to avoid coverage of preexisting back problems for a period of time. I have even seen patients who could get insurance only if they would agree to a "cut out" that any future spine problems would not be covered secondary to their previous surgery. Thank you for the question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consultation.: Seek consultation with a board certified ENT or plastic surgeon. Health insurance companies may cover the “functional” (breathing) aspects of rhinoplasty surgery; your doctor will submit a letter to the insurance company to seek this “authorization”. These insurance companies however will not cover the aesthetic component, if any, of rhinoplasty surgery. Policies will vary... ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What can help a UTI if you don't have medical insurance to pay for the antibiotics and you live pay check to pay check?
Antibiotics.: You can get many antibiotics for 4 dollars or less at many pharmacies now. Talk to your physician. ...Read more
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