No one wants to think about it, but any of us can become seriously sick or injured. Here's a guide to the types of insurance that can help shield you and your family from the financial burden of injury and illness.
What is it? Disability insurance replaces part of your income if an injury or disease
By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- "Sequestration" is Washington-speak for the approximately $85 billion in annual federal spending cuts mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011. Those cuts were originally set to take effect on Jan. 1, but were delayed
Feb. 13, 2012 -- In his fifth State of the Union address, President Barack Obama spoke mostly as a job creator in chief, deficit reducer in chief, and commander in chief. But he took a few minutes to put health care policy on his second-term agenda, including the public health issue of gun violence.
This has been a big year for the Affordable Care Act. It survived a Supreme Court challenge and another during the presidential election. With President Obama in office for another four years, the health reform law will continue down the road to take full effect in 2014. But there is much work yet t
Nov. 19, 2012 -- What would your doctor do in a tricky ethical situation? Medscape, WebMD's physician web site, recently surveyed 24,000 doctors to find out. They asked doctors how they'd handle a wide range of ethical dilemmas, including sex with patients, assisted suicide, abortion, end-of-life ca
President Obama's re-election guarantees that the health reform law will continue rolling out. A WebMD survey after the election found that many readers want to know what impact the law will have on their health care costs. The answer: It depends on where you get your insurance and your income level
President Barack Obama’s victory in Tuesday’s election ensures that the health reform law, the signature accomplishment of his first term, will move forward. Throughout the campaign, Gov. Mitt Romney vowed to repeal and replace the law if he became president. The law, also known as the Patient Prote
Sept. 13, 2012 -- Americans are scrimping to pay for their prescription medications, and some are playing dangerous games with their health as a result. More than 80% of Americans who don’t have prescription drug coverage are not filling their prescriptions, skipping medical tests, passing on doctor
Mitt Romney's selection of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate on the Republican ticket focuses new light on the congressman's plan to restructure Medicare -- the program that provides health care to 47 million elderly and disabled Americans. Although Democrats accuse Romney of wanting to en
July 11, 2012 (Washington, D.C.) -- Even though the outcome was predictable, there was plenty of heated debate Wednesday as the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act -- again. The House tally came out largely along party lines. Two-hundred-thirty-nine Republicans join