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What are my best private health insurance options in California?

My wife is considering a job change, and the new one would no longer provide health insurance for me and our son. I'm an independent consultant. What are our best options for health insurance in California? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 10, 2012 - 5 answers

COBRA, no Starship

How precisely do we handle payments for medical appointments until COBRA kicks in? And is there anything new I should know about COBRA post-Obamacare? [more inside]
posted by Stacey on Aug 22, 2012 - 7 answers

Things are bad.

Our marriage is crumbling, and it's taking me with it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2012 - 29 answers

You don't benefit from procrastination in a bureaucracy.

If my insurance coverage ends after an appointment but before all the paperwork has gone through, will they still cover it? [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh on Aug 5, 2012 - 6 answers

Medicaid therapy?

I have a friend who lives in Bolingbrook, IL (Will County). She has a car. She's looking for a mental health care professional. There are complications. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Jul 26, 2012 - 3 answers

Sleep apnea is causing me to fall asleep at work. HELP!

I'm pretty sure I have sleep apnea and it's affecting me at at work. [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Jul 14, 2012 - 12 answers

Knees need fixin'

Because of a change in insurance policies, I need to find a new orthopedist. Does anyone have any experience with NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases or any recommendations in NYC? [more inside]
posted by newpotato on Jun 29, 2012 - 5 answers

Can I afford to have ADD?

What can you tell me about adult diagnoses of ADD and how they work with health insurance, specifically the idea of pre-existing conditions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2012 - 5 answers

insurance reassurance

Where does one go for reliable information about any risks of using your health insurance policy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2012 - 14 answers

I'll take one big box of insurance

Costco Health Insurance? I'm comparing health plans for a small company (three eligible people). So far I've spoken to an insurance agent, but in my research I came across this site. Does anyone have any experience with Costco insurance - positive or negative, from either employer or employee perspective? [more inside]
posted by letitrain on Jun 12, 2012 - 0 answers

Where do I start with purchasing individual health insurance?

Where do I start with purchasing individual health insurance? I lose my current coverage on July 31, and I've been avoiding dealing with this for as long as possible. Right now, I feel a bit overwhelmed, and don't know what information to trust or where to start. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2012 - 11 answers

MRI/MRA in Israel

Anybody know about the cost of getting an MRI or MRA in Israel (or Cairo)? This is my student insurance, and it puts imaging under "Included in the limits of liability". I'm not sure what that means. I am unable to get this done in the US due to scheduling conflicts. I'll be in Jerusalem this summer and then in Cairo this fall, but am not sure what my insurance will be in Cairo (and I also know less about Egypt's health system in general). Thanks!
posted by Corduroy on Jun 2, 2012 - 2 answers

I need to know what to say in the Emergency Room.

Which address should I give when I go to the Emergency Room? This is turning out to be a surprisingly stressful and complicated question. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Jun 2, 2012 - 12 answers

Open enrollment deadlines and dilemmas

It's open enrollment time, and given the changes in all the policies, it's now a lot harder for a clear cut decision. [more inside]
posted by k5.user on May 18, 2012 - 3 answers

Should I ditch COBRA and switch to an individual plan?

Health insurance question: I got laid off from a small company a few months ago, and have been paying over $400 monthly for COBRA. This eats up a ton of my unemployment money. I'm wondering if I should switch to an individual plan. [more inside]
posted by emily37 on May 16, 2012 - 19 answers

Affordable student health insurance in New York?

I have recently lost my health insurance. While it is possible I will be reinstated to the plan I lost, which is provided in conjunction with my school, I need to be insured again ASAP, and I don't mind the possibility of doubling up on insurance for a short period of time. New Yorkers, do you know of any affordable (<$500 or so per month) plans I might be eligible for? I am a full time college student. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Apr 25, 2012 - 9 answers

Large medical bill uncovered by insurance

I thought my medical procedures would be covered by my school's health insurance, but I was terribly wrong. Now I owe more than $4000. Please help me calm down and think about possible options. [more inside]
posted by tickingclock on Apr 20, 2012 - 33 answers

Controlling the Costs of a Single-Payer Heatlhcare System

How would Congress control costs in a single-payer healthcare system? [more inside]
posted by toomuchpete on Apr 6, 2012 - 26 answers

Covering the uncoverable

Health insurance quagmire (NYC based) A year and a half ago for the first time in my life I got health insurance. It wasn't an easy process, as I am a small business owner, and it was difficult to find a policy that my employment status (I was categorized as self employed for this policy) made me eligible for. All was fine until last November, when I made a late payment. I thought I had put my payments on auto pay on my online banking, but apparently I messed up the process along the way and the payment didn't go out. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 4, 2012 - 3 answers

Anxiety about health issues while waiting to see a doctor.

I recently got a job and health insurance. Hooray. Now I can afford to see a doctor for some medical concerns I’ve had and let go for too long because I didn’t have insurance and they didn’t seem pressing. However, I can’t get in to see a doctor for at least a month or more, and for some reason, now that I do have insurance and have to wait so long to see someone, I’m suddenly having tremendous anxiety about my health. Help me put this in perspective and/or figure out what to do. Details about my specific concerns and situation inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 2, 2012 - 4 answers

Can I get MassHealth as a FT grad student with a small income?

I'm a full-time graduate student & MA resident about to turn 26 in August and lose my parent's health insurance. My school offers health insurance, but it costs $3000 for the year, which I cannot afford. I have looked into applying for MassHealth but it seems like I am not guaranteed to be approved since I do have coverage available from my school. [more inside]
posted by kmavap on Mar 27, 2012 - 12 answers

Denied for independent health insurance because of lots of therapy?

I want to go to a therapist and submit the bills to my student insurance, but what if I need to get independent health insurance later? (I.e., what if I start my own business or something?) I'm in the USA--Pennsylvania, New York, Wisconsin, and Illinois, most likely. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Mar 22, 2012 - 5 answers

Should I get health insurance?

Should I get health insurance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2012 - 32 answers

Free insurance too good to be true?

Former employer may have kept me on their insurance plan for longer than intended--are there any repercussions for me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 12, 2012 - 16 answers

Who Do I Write My COBRA Check To?

COBRAfilter: Do I make the check for the plan payment out to the health insurance company, or to my former employer? The info packet former employer gave me is woefully shoddily written and leaves out key details like that. I've never enrolled in COBRA before, so not sure what to do. Check is due by Thursday. HR at former company notoriously difficult to actually track down via email or phone to get an answer.
posted by thereemix on Feb 27, 2012 - 17 answers

co-co-co-COBRA!

Please help me understand COBRA and my family's options after it runs out. [more inside]
posted by meggan on Feb 13, 2012 - 6 answers

Health insurance 101

I have health insurance for the first time... what do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune on Feb 3, 2012 - 11 answers

Health insurance for vagabonds?

Health insurance for vagabonds? (How can I purchase health insurance when I'm in between fixed addresses/states?) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 20, 2012 - 5 answers

Is it safe to use my current medical benefits while applying for individual health insurance?

I'm in the middle of applying for individual health coverage in California and haven't been approved or rejected yet. Is it safe to use my current medical benefits, and get diagnosed, while applying for individual health insurance, or will they reject me? [more inside]
posted by elif on Jan 10, 2012 - 2 answers

The hospital where I was born is trying to screw me.

We live in California. My wife had to go to the ER in my Virginia hometown last year. She gave them her insurance info. Four months later, they sent an enormous bill for a small amount of care. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow on Jan 9, 2012 - 13 answers

Talk me off the ledge

Having a pre-midlife crisis. What do I do next? Talk me off the ledge. [more inside]
posted by bunderful on Dec 7, 2011 - 22 answers

Will pregnancy be a pre-existing condition if I'm moving to the US from a country with national health care?

Is pregnancy a pre-existing condition if you're moving from a country with national health insurance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2011 - 10 answers

Life counts as a pre-existing condition, right?

I'm finally in a place where I can afford health insurance (catastrophic, at least) in Washington state. So far all I'm really doing is looking at plans on ehealthinsurance dot com...but if there are things to look out for or better ways to shop, I'd really appreciate the input. I'm healthy but nervous about being ripped off. [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Nov 21, 2011 - 7 answers

Health insurance is hard; let's go shopping!

[Massachusetts filter] Anyone have any experience with Tufts medical plan and getting Wellbutrin XL (or any other brand-name psychiatric meds with generic equivalents) covered by them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2011 - 4 answers

What am I doing wrong at the doctor's office?

I have a doctor's appointment coming up in the next few weeks. I have healthcare coverage, but I always seem to end up with a decent sized bill anyway, even for appointments that seem to be covered. What are you supposed to say and do to avoid this? This gets rather long inside. [more inside]
posted by furious on Nov 10, 2011 - 21 answers

COBRA for weekend coverage?

Insurance coverage from previous job ended on Friday without COBRA. Insurance from new job starts retroactively on the following Monday. I have pre-existing health issues. How do we know if we need COBRA or not? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2011 - 5 answers

My brother needs his knee fixed but can't pay for it.

My brother was scheduled to have knee surgery, but has just lost insurance coverage. How can I help him? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Oct 26, 2011 - 16 answers

Should I be screened for BRAC?

What potential drawbacks could there be if I get tested for the BRAC1 or 2 mutation? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Oct 24, 2011 - 9 answers

Where is Flo when I need her cheery optimism???

I'm in the open enrollment period (also newly married) and am considering switching health insurance -- for the first time ever. I understand the fill-out-the-forms part, but I can't wrap my head around what that means logistically. What's the process? What should I look out for? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Oct 20, 2011 - 6 answers

Does anyone gather statistics or investigate health ins. companies for denying necessary tests?

Is there an agency or organization to complain to when an insurance company denies a test that results in extended but easily avoidable pain & suffering? [more inside]
posted by xyzzy on Oct 16, 2011 - 7 answers

dumb people need health insurance too

I screwed up by waiting too long to get health insurance. Now what do I do? [more inside]
posted by prefpara on Sep 29, 2011 - 17 answers

Double the benefit, double the fun

I can insure my spouse through my employer. My spouse can insure me through his employer. Right now we are just going with the better of the two plans. Is there any reason we would want to sign up for both? [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Sep 16, 2011 - 18 answers

What recourse, if any, do I have in dealing with this equipment charge from my podiatrist?

About six weeks ago I went to a podiatrist for heel pain and was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. I was given instructions for treatment along with a night splint that I've been wearing every night. Today, I received a bill from the podiatrist's office for the splint: Blue Cross has paid $80 of the $280 (!) charge, and the podiatrist's office is now putting me on the hook for the $200 balance. What recourse, if any, do I have in dealing with this charge? [more inside]
posted by Kosh on Sep 9, 2011 - 16 answers

small biz health insurance cost?

Small Biz people: what do you pay in health insurance if you have insurance that you buy on your own? [more inside]
posted by Salvatorparadise on Sep 8, 2011 - 10 answers

What determines my primary residence?

What determines which residence is my 'primary residence' when applying for health insurance, etc? [more inside]
posted by mxmm on Aug 31, 2011 - 3 answers

Health saving account

Best direct to consumer HSA? [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Aug 26, 2011 - 4 answers

How long must I wait?

Is it reasonable for it to take over a week for my doctor's office to get back to me about an MRI? [more inside]
posted by novalis_dt on Aug 25, 2011 - 9 answers

I have awful healthcare - can I get domestic partner benefits with my GIRLFRIEND? I'm a boy.

I'm a guy. Can I get domestic partner benefits in California with my girlfriend? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Aug 10, 2011 - 12 answers

The question I dare not ask HR.

Do you lose your health insurance the instant you leave your job? [more inside]
posted by Jess the Mess on Aug 9, 2011 - 23 answers

Lipoma removal before or after purchasing private health care?

Uninsured American Health Care Problem: Should I have a somewhat large lipoma (benign fatty tumor) surgically removed before applying for private medical insurance, or would it provide the basis for application denial or drastically raised rates? [more inside]
posted by Auden on Jul 29, 2011 - 10 answers

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