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  • Experts say cancer survivors, as well as their spouses and partners, will experience “job lock,” where they continue at their workplace to maintain their current health insurance. Getty Images Researchers say 20 percent of cancer survivors have “job lock,” where they stay in jobs mainly to keep their health insurance...
  • Experts say cancer survivors, as well as their spouses and partners, will experience “job lock,” where they continue at their workplace to maintain their current health insurance. Getty Images Researchers say 20 percent of cancer survivors have “job lock,” where they stay in jobs mainly to keep their health insurance...
  • By Liz Seegert, Next Avenue Contributor Medicine has made remarkable progress in battling many diseases that were once a certain death sentence. Conditions like HIV, heart disease and many types of cancer are now treated as chronic conditions — with patients living 20 or 30 years, or longer, after diagnosis. However,...
  • By Liz Seegert, Next Avenue Contributor Medicine has made remarkable progress in battling many diseases that were once a certain death sentence. Conditions like HIV, heart disease and many types of cancer are now treated as chronic conditions — with patients living 20 or 30 years, or longer, after diagnosis. However,...
  • The true cost of cancer is greater than many people realize and can affect much more than your wallet.  From expensive treatments to lost wages and beyond, the cost of cancer can be financially devastating for many patients, and the contributing factors aren’t always obvious. The costs of cancer run well beyond...
  • The true cost of cancer is greater than many people realize and can affect much more than your wallet.  From expensive treatments to lost wages and beyond, the cost of cancer can be financially devastating for many patients, and the contributing factors aren’t always obvious. The costs of cancer run well beyond...
  • Relief from medical debt doesn't top the typical holiday wish list. But help with unexpected medical bills could be a welcome gift for millions of Americans. Four in 10 U.S. adults received a surprisingly high medical invoice within the last year, according to a September survey from the nonprofit Kaiser Family...
  • Relief from medical debt doesn't top the typical holiday wish list. But help with unexpected medical bills could be a welcome gift for millions of Americans. Four in 10 U.S. adults received a surprisingly high medical invoice within the last year, according to a September survey from the nonprofit Kaiser Family...
  • Twenty years ago, George Zeppenfeldt-Cestero left his job as a hospital administrator in New York to open a one-person health care consulting firm. Since he was losing his employee medical coverage, he shopped around and bought a private health insurance plan through Aetna. It was expensive, with premiums starting at...
  • Twenty years ago, George Zeppenfeldt-Cestero left his job as a hospital administrator in New York to open a one-person health care consulting firm. Since he was losing his employee medical coverage, he shopped around and bought a private health insurance plan through Aetna. It was expensive, with premiums starting at...
  • TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In-home services such as help with household chores and caregiver respite will be available to seniors with private Medicare Advantage plans in more than 20 states next year. A health-related reason is needed to qualify, and costs will vary depending on the plan. With some...
  • TUESDAY, Nov. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- In-home services such as help with household chores and caregiver respite will be available to seniors with private Medicare Advantage plans in more than 20 states next year. A health-related reason is needed to qualify, and costs will vary depending on the plan. With some...
  • TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Despite evidence to the contrary, four in 10 Americans believe alternative therapies can cure cancer, a new survey finds. Research shows that cancer death rates are much higher among patients who use only alternative therapies than among those who receive standard cancer...
  • TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Despite evidence to the contrary, four in 10 Americans believe alternative therapies can cure cancer, a new survey finds. Research shows that cancer death rates are much higher among patients who use only alternative therapies than among those who receive standard cancer...
  • WASHINGTON — When the annual open enrollment period begins in a few days, consumers across the country will have more choices under the Affordable Care Act, but fewer sources of unbiased advice and assistance to guide them through the labyrinth of health insurance. The Trump administration has opened the door to...
  • WASHINGTON — When the annual open enrollment period begins in a few days, consumers across the country will have more choices under the Affordable Care Act, but fewer sources of unbiased advice and assistance to guide them through the labyrinth of health insurance. The Trump administration has opened the door to...
  • As America’s baby boomers are hitting 65 at a rate of 10,000 a day, and healthier lifestyles are keeping them in their homes longer, demand is escalating for a little talked-about — yet critical — health care-related job: Transporting people to and from nonemergency medical appointments. “It’s going to become a...
  • As America’s baby boomers are hitting 65 at a rate of 10,000 a day, and healthier lifestyles are keeping them in their homes longer, demand is escalating for a little talked-about — yet critical — health care-related job: Transporting people to and from nonemergency medical appointments. “It’s going to become a...
  • As people across the country receive new, safer Medicare cards in the mail, advocates are warning about fraudulent callers who try to dupe people into paying money or divulging personal information. The government is gradually replacing Medicare cards for the 60 million people covered by the federal health plan....
  • As people across the country receive new, safer Medicare cards in the mail, advocates are warning about fraudulent callers who try to dupe people into paying money or divulging personal information. The government is gradually replacing Medicare cards for the 60 million people covered by the federal health plan....