NEW YORK Americans are slowly making their way back to the doctor's office after many months of skimping on medical care, holding off on everything from routine visits to hip replacements.
NEW YORK U.S. insurers are targeting the wealthy as one of the few client groups willing to pay higher rates and buy more policies, and competition to serve those people is increasing.
At his old job, Eli Lehrer used pre-tax money in his flexible spending account (FSA) to buy everything from pricey prescription drugs to over-the-counter allergy medications. He bought it all at his local pharmacy, without paying much attention to the price tags. "I paid for them with my FSA debit card, so it didn't feel like real money," he admits. But then he moved to a company that didn't offer an FSA, and he suddenly realized he was spending way too much, especially on OTC medications.
WASHINGTON Nearly 59 million Americans went without health insurance coverage for at least part of 2010, many of them with conditions or diseases that needed treatment, federal health officials said on Tuesday.
Somewhere between the Halloween candy and the Thansgiving turkey, many workers have something a lot less tasty to digest: It's that fat packet of insurance information from their HR department.
The sick season is upon us, so why do so many people avoid flu shots?
A good friend plans to throw herself a Medicare party when she turns 65 a few years from now. She lost her employer-sponsored health coverage a few years ago, and has struggled ever since with limited insurance and high out-of-pocket costs; she thinks Medicare will solve all her health insurance problems.
Issues and Analyses
- Republican win to deal only tweaks to healthcare
- Republican wins to halt Obama's clean energy plans
- Congress likely to be divided, gridlocked
- Republican resurgence a warning for Obama for 2012
- Could Congress reduce the budget deficit next year?
- Republican election wins may tilt tax policy
- What U.S. vote means for G20 summit
- Tea Party makes big entry into Congress
- Analysts views on election results
- Can healthcare overhaul be repealed?
Factboxes and Background
- Results of key races in midterm elections
- Likely lineup of new House Republican chairs
- GOP set to win control of House Banking panel
- What they're saying about midterm elections
- Congress in "lame-duck" session after election
- Key players in the Tea Party movement
- Obama's daunting post-election agenda
- Promises, promises: How Obama has fared