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Throughout our lifetimes, we enroll in health insurance for a variety of reasons. It gives us access to doctors and provides preventive care and screenings for early detection of medical conditions. There’s no question, however, that the main reason we buy health insurance is to...

Open enrollment to buy private health insurance coverage for 2018 through www.HealthCare.gov ends on Friday. Note: Medicaid applications are accepted year round. But don’t wait until the last minute, to avoid any potential issues, like the website crashing with last minute sign-ups. Crucial news you can use: Were...

Medicaid was created in 1965 as a program for the poor. Today, it helps 74 million people — more than 1 of every 5 people in the U.S. You or someone you know likely benefits. Sources: George Washington University study/Women’s Health Issues journal, The Kaiser Family Foundation Big School...

Hospice is a program of care and support for people who are terminally ill. The focus of hospice care is on ensuring patient comfort, and not on curing an illness. In hospice, a specially trained team of professionals and caregivers provide care for the “whole...