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September 30, 2015 Although the government is responsible for providing health services to people in jail and prison, inmates are still often expected to pay for a share of the treatment.
How should the insurance cap on family health spending be calculated?
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August 17, 2015 In 2016, the out-of-pocket spending limit for anyone in an insured family would be set at $6,850. Employers say that would be a costly change for plans that set caps based on total family spending.
Renee Mitchell says even though she has health insurance she'll have trouble paying for the eye surgery she needs to save her vision.
June 10, 2015 Research shows that, even with health insurance, many people put off expensive surgery, medicine and tests because they can't afford the high deductibles or copays. A few states hope to change that.
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Where did the money for those glasses come from?
November 1, 2013 An estimated 14 million families use these flexible spending accounts, or FSAs. Tied usually to employment at big companies, the accounts let people put aside money before taxes to help pay medical expenses insurance doesn't cover.
Expensive prescriptions drugs can stretch people's finances, even if they have insurance.
June 11, 2013 The Affordable Care Act sets annual limits on the amount that people will owe out of pocket for prescription drugs starting in 2014. But sick people in some plans won't get relief until the following year because the federal government is giving certain health plans extra time to comply.
How much a medicine costs you could vary depending on the value your insurer assigns to treatment.
May 8, 2012 Insurers and employers are looking to stem the rising costs of expensive specialty drugs. One approach is to vary the copayment depending on the health value they calculate the drugs provide.
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