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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

Insurance-mandated medical exam? Really?

Can a US insurance company require or request that you have a physical by a certain date? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Feb 25, 2010 - 10 answers

I'll take Painful Medical Procedures for $4000, Alex!

What's a typical range of discount negotiated by insurers with ambulance companies? [more inside]
posted by spacewrench on Sep 18, 2009 - 1 answer

Where can I get cheap catastrophic health insurance?

I'm an uninsured young healthy guy looking for affordable catastrophic medical insurance. Does it exist? [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat on Jun 11, 2009 - 19 answers

Should I get travel insurance as a UK citizen in Holland?

Do I need travel insurance if I live in the UK and am travelling to Holland? [more inside]
posted by Kirn on May 13, 2009 - 8 answers

With healthcare insurance uncertain, should I get my cholesterol checked?

I just lost my job. My health insurance ends at the end of this month and then I will have the option to go on my spouse's insurance or COBRA. My question is: I have an appointment to get my cholesterol checked. Should I keep the appointment? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 20, 2009 - 8 answers

Should I keep COBRA or try another health insurance provider if I'm moving to a new state and staying freelance?

I recently left my job at Yahoo! in Northern California and am relocating to Portland, Oregon to try my hand at self-employment. Extending my existing medical coverage with COBRA will cost me, my wife, and our three-year-old son $1200/month, which seems absolutely insane. Please help me understand the risks or consequences of waiving COBRA and getting new a new insurance plan. [more inside]
posted by waxpancake on Dec 1, 2007 - 23 answers

Should I pay, and if so, who?

Should I pay the credit agency that has hounded me? It sounds silly that way, but there's always a story... [more inside]
posted by RikiTikiTavi on Dec 1, 2006 - 16 answers

Am I Getting Ripped Off?

How can I make sure I'm not being overcharged for surgery and/or ripped off by my health insurance company? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Oct 27, 2006 - 6 answers

What level of medical insurance should I get?

MEDICAL INSURANCE: I'm getting some for the first time in 8 years. Clearly I should have at least catastrophic, but help me decide whether having more is worth the cost. Also: any opinions about HealthyNY insurance? [more inside]
posted by lorimer on Sep 15, 2006 - 9 answers

Insurance flawed?

If the (small) company I work for goes bankrupt, am I still eligible for COBRA, or is COBRA predicated on the continued existence of the company? I live in California.
posted by Sinner on Jun 15, 2006 - 6 answers

Choosing a Plan

I need help choosing a health insurance plan. Medica? Blue Cross? COBRA? [more] [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on Aug 24, 2004 - 11 answers

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