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Do people lose their homes over health expenses?

Do people actually lose their homes to pay for health care in the US, or is this an urban myth? [more inside]
posted by WinnipegDragon on Jun 24, 2009 - 39 answers

What is renal social work?

Boiled down to its essence, what is the job of a renal social worker? [more inside]
posted by Quizicalcoatl on Jun 21, 2009 - 4 answers

Broken baby: how long for recovery?

My baby girl, 7 months old, has a spiral fractured femur - mum caught her as she was falling while getting into a back carrier - she is in hospital, has had specialist orthopaedic paediatrician attention and is now in traction. She is probably at the the best hospital in the country for this, but it is a long way from home. She is 100% breast fed, and my wife is staying with her. Can any of the medicos or Mefi, or people who have had similar experience offer some advice? [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Jun 13, 2009 - 12 answers

How do I find these people?

I am about to become a first year medical student (YAY!). I am trying to figure out how to get involved in projects dealing with healthcare and IT. Are there any good online resources to finding this type of information? Or should I just start randomly emailing companies? [more inside]
posted by senseigmg on Jun 8, 2009 - 6 answers

Health Insurance Without Employer Support

Please help me find medical coverage/insurance for a five year old. [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Jun 6, 2009 - 7 answers

Health insurance question

Health insurance question: my insurance benefit ran out for a recurring doctor's visit. The doctor knew this - I didn't - and they kept accepting my copay as if nothing had changed. How do I proceed? [more inside]
posted by JamesWilson123 on May 21, 2009 - 10 answers

Can I still sign up for COBRA?

I lost my job, got a new job, now I'm quiting that job, am I still eligible for COBRA from my previous job? And if I am, should I sign up for it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 20, 2009 - 2 answers

Is my health insurance a rip-off?

Is my health insurance a rip-off? [more inside]
posted by elder18 on May 20, 2009 - 35 answers

Unfortunately, "Move to Canada" is also not an option.

I Live in A Stupid, NonSocialized Imperialistic Country Filter: Please hope me find private health insurance. [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon on May 18, 2009 - 26 answers

Pre-extraction wisdom teeth pain management

I'm getting all four wisdom teeth out on May 29th. For the last month or so I have felt intense pressure in my mouth from the teeth coming in. It's been getting a little worse each week and is now causing headaches. It's only May 6th. How should I manage the pain? [more inside]
posted by prozach1576 on May 6, 2009 - 10 answers

Explain (in an easy to understand way) Budget Reconciliation in the Senate? And its impact on health care reform this year?

Explain (in an easy to understand way) Budget Reconciliation in the Senate? And its impact on health care reform this year? [more inside]
posted by paulinsanjuan on Apr 30, 2009 - 8 answers

Fantasy baseball for healthcare informatics

If you were the IT advisor to the Obama Administration, how would you implement the national medical informatics system that is proposed as part of the stimulus package? [more inside]
posted by Quietgal on Mar 31, 2009 - 13 answers

Is my company's wellness program legal?

Is my company's new, highly Orwellian, wellness program legal? How can I get them to stop? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2009 - 16 answers

Get tested?

Individual health insurance and sti. What to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 22, 2009 - 5 answers

Paying for cancer

I may have breast cancer. I do not have health insurance. What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2009 - 13 answers

alternatives to twice a day taxi rides for medical care?

A family member currently needs intravenous shots twice a day. Her insurance company won't pay for a nurse to come give her the shots. Are there other services that will do this? [more inside]
posted by dpx.mfx on Mar 12, 2009 - 8 answers

Please help me filter out the good from my list of NYC doctors covered by my insurance.

Please help me filter out the good from my list of NYC doctors covered by my insurance. [more inside]
posted by scazza on Mar 9, 2009 - 3 answers

it's a LEEP year!!!

I decided on my obgyn last minute, when the one I wanted wasnt taking new patients. My pap came back abnormal and I had to have a biopsy. They found I have moderate cervical dysplasia. I am scheduled to get a LEEP procedure. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 2, 2009 - 15 answers

What questions do you have about healthcare?

What types of questions would you like to see answered about healthcare / health insurance? [more inside]
posted by jeff1010 on Mar 1, 2009 - 12 answers

Help me learn more about health care

Can anyone recommend a few good books/articles on the history and current state of health care in the United States and Canada? [more inside]
posted by Lemon of Byzantium on Mar 1, 2009 - 11 answers

Can a former English major become a healthcare tech?

How can a former English major make a transition into the healthcare field? [more inside]
posted by sureshot on Feb 22, 2009 - 7 answers

Best Way to Get Healthcare While Back in the US

I will be returning briefly to the US after 6 months abroad and I would like to partake in some of that wonderful US healthcare before I head back abroad. I have a couple of questions. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Feb 18, 2009 - 13 answers

What will the cost of using an Ontario health care card in Quebec be?

A question about using an Ontario health care card in Quebec. [more inside]
posted by jon_kill on Feb 8, 2009 - 8 answers

What the hell happened to the health care system

I don't understand why health care suddenly costs so damn much. I can understand a few factors - nurses' pay has gone up, new treatments are more expensive (and doctors prescribe more expensive treatments - sometimes unnecissarily) but these factors don't seem to explain how insanely costly health care has become. And where is all that money going? Again, I understand that CEO pay has skyrocketed in the last 20 years, but is that enough to explain the enormous cost of health care these days? [more inside]
posted by serazin on Nov 28, 2008 - 43 answers

Hit the road or suck it up?

Is now a bad time to leave a stable, solid job for traveling contract work? Am I setting myself up for financial disaster in a few months? Will this economy affect health care jobs to a degree that this is a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 22, 2008 - 9 answers

Uninsured leading to the mortgage crisis

I'm looking for anecdotes of the uninsured facing financial crisis, such as losing their houses, due to medical bills. [more inside]
posted by woolylambkin on Nov 18, 2008 - 4 answers

Need home health care / home aide in NY

Help. Please. (Live-in?) Home Health Care in NY. Really long explanation inside. [more inside]
posted by exlotuseater on Oct 29, 2008 - 6 answers

What are innovative ideas for healthcare to save money, increase efficiency and improve outcomes?

What are innovative ideas for healthcare to save money, increase efficiency and improve outcomes? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Oct 18, 2008 - 14 answers

So WHAT is wrong with socialism again?

PoliSci filter: I was hoping that someone can rationally, without rhetoric, explain to me why the word "Socialism" creates fear and extreme responses in far right-wing people. Soem very detailed specifics within. [more inside]
posted by arniec on Oct 14, 2008 - 61 answers

Groin/Hip Strain/Sprain

YANMD: Self-diagnosed high-groin sprain. Chronic for more than six weeks, further aggravated when I tripped in the airport today. It seems that the negative stress of catching myself completely tweaked it. 39yo Caucasian male [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me find a career!

Careerfilter: Tell me all about going into healthcare administration... [more inside]
posted by state fxn on Oct 1, 2008 - 3 answers

workers comp for RSI?

RSI is crippling my arm. Should I get workers compensation help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 28, 2008 - 10 answers

I really need to solve this.

Help me finally put an end to my former insurance company's autobilling and get a refund! [more inside]
posted by visual mechanic on Sep 12, 2008 - 6 answers

How do I even start to fill out these short-term health care applications?

How do I fill out an application for short-term health care if I barely even remember which doctors/clinics I've been seen at, let alone why? [more inside]
posted by Skwirl on Aug 29, 2008 - 4 answers

Uninsured: Can't Pay for Needed Surgery

Uninsured-Broke and Need $2900.00 Vascular Surgery {USA} Can't Get Help, What Can Husband Do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 27, 2008 - 10 answers

Is it possible to get an MRI and have it read, without a referral?

Is it possible to get an MRI and have it read, without a referral? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2008 - 12 answers

Best way to express anger to an impersonal health-care institution?

Help me vent my outrage to the CEO of a large medical institution. [more inside]
posted by azure_swing on Jul 9, 2008 - 16 answers

Uninsured and unfocused

I'm a typical ADD adult, and I don't have health insurance until at least September. I'm down to my last few Ritalin tablets, and I need a new Rx. How much does Ritalin (or Concerta, Adderall, etc) typically cost without insurance, and can I minimize these costs without having to sign up for an interim insurance plan? What are the best generic varieties of the big name psychostimulants? Will getting an Rx while uninsured just kick up my fees when I am finally covered by a health plan because my condition is pre-existing? [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Jul 3, 2008 - 13 answers

Differences between US and Scandinavian opiate RX access

Compared to the United States, how difficult is it for patients in Scandinavian countries (or Europe in general) to obtain their legally prescribed opiates? (i.e. are there the same, more or fewer hurdles?) [more inside]
posted by symbioid on May 25, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me stock my medicine cabinet...

What should a well-stocked medicine cabinet contain? [more inside]
posted by somanyamys on May 19, 2008 - 30 answers

Feeling (down) under the weather

What's it like to be sick in Australia? [more inside]
posted by um_maverick on May 2, 2008 - 27 answers

Cobra termination

I missed a Cobra Payment and they terminated me. How can I appeal their decision? [more inside]
posted by TigerCrane on Apr 18, 2008 - 4 answers

CEEMEA news sources?

Best/accurate/easy to access sources of Central & Eastern Europe and Middle East / Africa (CEEMEA) news? Global newspapers or local? Which are best? [more inside]
posted by keasby on Apr 16, 2008 - 7 answers

Financial assistance for sudden health problems

Please help a friend's family with sudden health care issues [more inside]
posted by MarkLark on Mar 11, 2008 - 11 answers

Managing medical bils?

What is a good way to manage numerous medical bills and insurance EOBs? [more inside]
posted by daniboi1977 on Feb 12, 2008 - 5 answers

Where do Obama and Clinton REALLY stand on healthcare?

What are the main differences between Obama and Clinton's healthcare proposals? [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Feb 11, 2008 - 38 answers

Individual Health Insurance with Bipolar? Help!

I am in the process of switching jobs. I need health insurance (likely individual health insurance) but I am Bipolar... help [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Feb 6, 2008 - 12 answers

Best insurance in the Bay Area?

I'm a mid-20s male in the East Bay. I don't have health insurance, but am thinking about getting some. None is available through work. What are my best options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2008 - 9 answers

HIPAA and a gap in coverage - help me decipher the law?

YANMLFilter: You're not my lawyer, but I'm going to ask you for help deciphering part of the HIPAA anyway. Specifically, the bits regarding pre-existing conditions. [more inside]
posted by CrayDrygu on Jan 22, 2008 - 18 answers

Can a person taking a break from college get health insurance?

Health insurance for someone taking a break from college? My girlfriend is taking a few months off from college and so won't be eligible for her parents' health insurance. She doesn't have a job that provides benefits, either. She's in her early 20s and is pretty healthy, but has really awful luck when it comes to random health issues popping up and so it would be a good idea for her to have insurance in the next few months. She's off her parents' policy in the next week or two. What can she do? Would COBRA apply in this case? What other temporary insurance providers are there?
posted by Braeog on Jan 19, 2008 - 10 answers

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