• Why is American healthcare so wrong?

    Best answer: Insurance companies have an open enrollment period where you can buy, usually beginning in January. The idea is to induce you to buy insurance by giving you only a short period to do so. The ACA open enrollment is November to February but there is no individual mandate beginning in January so he can buy a cheaper... show more
    Best answer: Insurance companies have an open enrollment period where you can buy, usually beginning in January. The idea is to induce you to buy insurance by giving you only a short period to do so. The ACA open enrollment is November to February but there is no individual mandate beginning in January so he can buy a cheaper plan. Under the ACA, there is catastrophic care only polilcies that are cheaper if you are under 30.

    Medicaid has strict income and asset requirements. You can have only $2000 in assets for one person and they count ALL household income to qualify. In some state you must also be disabled, pregnant, a new immigrant, on welfare or a single parent. No, your income requirement for Medicaid depends on your family size. For one person $26,000 is way above the limit. I am in California where the income limit is $1250 per month. After that you have a share of cost to pay in every month you wish services.

    Call the Obamacare insurance exchange in your state and ask questions. You are not clear on how it works. If your friend had Medicaid, in some counties you cannot also have private insurance. That is fraudulent. If she incurred $1000 in medical bills, that is because she had no insurance when she saw those doctors. On Medicaid you wouldnt be charged.

    It is not wrong. We have a lot of choices in how we obtain health care. She can also go to a county health clinic and pay a fee for service without insurance. It depends if she needs regular care or not.
    15 answers · 4 days ago
  • I am between insurance right now but need prescriptions filled. One is a schedule 2 narcotic, the pharmacy said I cannot pay out of pocket?

    Is this true? I know it will be expensive but I lost insurance after being laid off and insurance hasn t kicked in they told me to hold on to receipts but pharmacy don t even fill without insurance? Why can t I just pay for them?
    Is this true? I know it will be expensive but I lost insurance after being laid off and insurance hasn t kicked in they told me to hold on to receipts but pharmacy don t even fill without insurance? Why can t I just pay for them?
    10 answers · 1 day ago
  • Does American Family Insurance check grades?

    The agent told my dad about the good student discount. As of now he believes i have great grades. I am under the 3.0 requirement. AMFAM asked me to send screenshots of my grades including my name, grades, gpa, and my school name. I can alter them just to get through this semester. Does anyone know if they check? I... show more
    The agent told my dad about the good student discount. As of now he believes i have great grades. I am under the 3.0 requirement. AMFAM asked me to send screenshots of my grades including my name, grades, gpa, and my school name. I can alter them just to get through this semester. Does anyone know if they check? I just need this semester and after that, ill be fine. My dad finding out about my grades is so threatening i would be willing to do this kind of thing.
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • My girlfriend can't afford health insurance. Advice?

    We live together, but can't get married. We aren't ready and we don't want to be forced to. My work does not offer domestic partnership for my insurance. She is over 26 so she is unable to be on her parents insurance plan. She is also currently in school, where they require her to work part-time.... show more
    We live together, but can't get married. We aren't ready and we don't want to be forced to. My work does not offer domestic partnership for my insurance. She is over 26 so she is unable to be on her parents insurance plan. She is also currently in school, where they require her to work part-time. Medicaid told her she makes $200 more than the required amount and rejected her. She went to healthcare.gov, where it says she would pay $90/month with a deductible around $7,000. Which she can't afford at all. I'm not sure what we can do and I hope someone is kind enough to help. *Serious Responses only*
    16 answers · 6 days ago
  • Where can my family apply for affordable health insurance?

    The deadline for open enrollment is December 15th. My husband s job does not offer health insurance. My job only offers AFLAC (supplemental health insurance). We have a 3 year old son that definitely needs coverage, and I see my doctor every other month. We went through healthcare.gov last year and currently pay... show more
    The deadline for open enrollment is December 15th. My husband s job does not offer health insurance. My job only offers AFLAC (supplemental health insurance). We have a 3 year old son that definitely needs coverage, and I see my doctor every other month. We went through healthcare.gov last year and currently pay $127.47/mo for health insurance that covers the 3 of us. I believe our deductible is $6,000...crazy I know, but it s all we could afford. We did not meet that deductible this year (knew we wouldn t) and every time we see a Dr I pay at least $85 if not more. So of course we have to sign up for a new plan for 2019 (they arnt going to carry this one anymore). The cheapest one healthcare.gov offers JUST my husband & me is $233/mo with a $9,900 deductible! This is not including coverage for our son! *We have to prove that the state will not cover him first before they will quote him* How do ppl afford this!? Why does no one talk about this? Do I have any other options? Someone PLEASE help me! We both work fulltime, no state assistance. We make roughly $58,000 year combined. We have a mortgage, 1 car payment. We live modestly and on a budget. Can anyone give me advice here? Are there other places to apply? Does everyone pay this much and not complain? Is it just me?
    23 answers · 1 week ago
  • Should My mom and me keep our life insurance policy?

    My mom has been paying life insurance for me since I was young and we still do pay on it. We sometimes miss the payment date and they always threatened to terminate unless we pay 75 for 3 months for me and 150 for 3 months for my mom. If we miss a payment of course we have to pay more. I have been doing research... show more
    My mom has been paying life insurance for me since I was young and we still do pay on it. We sometimes miss the payment date and they always threatened to terminate unless we pay 75 for 3 months for me and 150 for 3 months for my mom. If we miss a payment of course we have to pay more. I have been doing research and found allot of bad reviews.
    9 answers · 1 week ago
  • I have Medicare part b, so why did I get a hospital bill?

    What's the point of having some type of health insurance if I still get hospital bills?
    What's the point of having some type of health insurance if I still get hospital bills?
    18 answers · 1 week ago
  • If you have no money, and have a medical emergency where a doctor or dentist has to treat you, who covers the cost of your treatment?

    Does the doctor or dentist take a loss, or does the government reimburse them?
    Does the doctor or dentist take a loss, or does the government reimburse them?
    12 answers · 1 week ago
  • Should I just do a 100 percent health insurance plan?

    Best answer: Not every insurer is licensed in every state, or partners with local hospitals in every city. You could go with any provider but find they don't authorize you to go anywhere close or convienant. We cannot read the plans in full, nor do we know your financial situation how much of a burden 100 a month will be... show more
    Best answer: Not every insurer is licensed in every state, or partners with local hospitals in every city. You could go with any provider but find they don't authorize you to go anywhere close or convienant.

    We cannot read the plans in full, nor do we know your financial situation how much of a burden 100 a month will be for. So I would be unable to give any sort of reasonable evidence based advice.

    It becomes do you want to extra cushion of protection or not.

    Edit:

    Even if I did read the plan it still comes down to the nature of insurance and your willingness to take risks. You pay more in insurance each month in the hope that should a car accident, cancer, or other health problem arise, you pay less in the future if that happens.

    It's your 100 a month, or it is your peace of mind, only you can decide what is more valuable to you.
    7 answers · 6 days ago
  • Employer sponsored health care plan that ends March 31st 2019?

    I started a new job about three weeks ago. The health insurance that is offered has a plan year of April 1, 2018–March 31, 2019. That seems strange to me. I thought most health plans started on January 1 and ended December 31. Is this normal for a plan to start in April and end in March of the following year?... show more
    I started a new job about three weeks ago. The health insurance that is offered has a plan year of April 1, 2018–March 31, 2019. That seems strange to me. I thought most health plans started on January 1 and ended December 31. Is this normal for a plan to start in April and end in March of the following year? I'm assuming that in a couple of months I will have to choose a new plan that starts on April 1 2019?
    9 answers · 7 days ago
  • How is this good healthcare? I've been giving health insurance premiums for over 30 years at a total cost of $96,000.?

    Best answer: You haven't used much of your insurance, meaning you've been healthy. It sounds like the care you've been getting has worked really well! And yes, obviously having the government (meaning taxes, meaning mostly rich people) pay for everyone's health care is better for the unemployed person than... show more
    Best answer: You haven't used much of your insurance, meaning you've been healthy. It sounds like the care you've been getting has worked really well!

    And yes, obviously having the government (meaning taxes, meaning mostly rich people) pay for everyone's health care is better for the unemployed person than having employers pay 3/4 of the premium.

    It sounds like you think insurance is a savings plan that you "pay into" and then have a personal account somewhere earning interest. That's wrong. It's a service that you pay for every month. The service is that they pay for large medical costs, like if you get cancer or crash your car - things that cost a lot more than what one person can set aside.
    12 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is getting life insurance simply and easy or difficult?

    If I call a insurance agent and they take some info and my credit card and that's it? Or is it more complicated?
    If I call a insurance agent and they take some info and my credit card and that's it? Or is it more complicated?
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is a $3,000 deductible good for health insurance?

    Best answer: If you're healthy, and you're never going to use it, yes.
    Best answer: If you're healthy, and you're never going to use it, yes.
    12 answers · 1 week ago
  • Cancelled life insurance?

    I let a policy lapse 20 years ago. Now the insurance company wants 20 years worth of dues, has anyone heard of such a thing?
    I let a policy lapse 20 years ago. Now the insurance company wants 20 years worth of dues, has anyone heard of such a thing?
    14 answers · 1 week ago
  • If someone makes you the beneficiary of their life insurance policy does it have to be included in their estate?

    My mother made me beneficiary of her life insurance policy after my father died because I became her primary caregiver. She told me she was making me beneficiary because I was the one who always took care of her and and the last couple of months her only caregiver and it was her way of showing her appreciation for... show more
    My mother made me beneficiary of her life insurance policy after my father died because I became her primary caregiver. She told me she was making me beneficiary because I was the one who always took care of her and and the last couple of months her only caregiver and it was her way of showing her appreciation for my sacrifice. Mom recently passed and now my sisters think moms life insurance should become part of her meager estate. I have lupus and I cared for her although it took a great toll on my health and my financial stability. Legally I don’t think I am required to share the life insurance with them and that was not mom’s intention. They all got an equal share of her estate but I don’t feel I owe them any of the life insurance . Does anyone know the law on this?
    19 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Does pension increase for cost of living each year before taking it?

    Once the pension is taken it will not increase is what I believe is the case. Is that correct? e.g company doesn t add to pension (freezes it at $2000) does it still increase a percentage each year until the individual retires and pension is paid out each month? Thanks!
    Once the pension is taken it will not increase is what I believe is the case. Is that correct? e.g company doesn t add to pension (freezes it at $2000) does it still increase a percentage each year until the individual retires and pension is paid out each month? Thanks!
    6 answers · 1 week ago