The US failing healthcare system: My insurance covers gender reassignment surgery but not pain treatment for car accident?

I have nightmares about medical bankruptcy. Especially if the car insurance company responsible for my medical bills somehow eludes paying them....more

Have You Gotten a Pump from Your Insurance Company Yet?

Did you know that the Affordable Care Act requires health insurance companies to cover personal use breast pumps?Well, most insurance companies are compliant with this and they are covering really nice, high quality double electric breast pumps.Have you called your insurance company and spoken to a representative who told you that you only qualify for a pump if there is medical necessity?  Well, removing milk that your boobs are making is medically necessary and insurance reps have a lot of catching up to do on the ACA....more

The Ugly Secret Insurance Companies Don't Want You to Know

If you're a homeowner, listen up, because I'm about to save you some money. ...more
retiredby40 Good for you! Every dollar adds up.more

With Enrollment Deadline Looming, Sebelius Listens to Bloggers' Healthcare Stories

With the deadline for open enrollment for healthcare coverage looming on March 31, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius took the time today to speak with a small group of bloggers with questions to ask—and compelling stories to tell—about health insurance. ...more
A friend of mine lives in California and has been struggling to get work for several years, ...more

Acupressure Experience?

NaBloPoMo ~ January 10, 2014 Friday, January 10, 2014 Have you ever tried acupressure to treat a problem? What was your experience with it?~~~~~~~~...more

Putting Health Before Money

Health care costs are scary. Anyone in America who has gone through a health care crisis -- even those with good insurance -- feel their stomach twist as they wonder how much of their medical expenses will be covered and how much money they stand to lose. Earning My Two Cents puts this conundrum into perspective; that difficult art of balancing the desire for the best health care with the reality that health care costs money. ...more

The Maryland Health Connection

The new Affordable Act was introduced a few years ago and it officially comes into effect in October 2013. Each state will have their own marketplace and they will provide a website for their members to obtain health insurance. The Maryland Health Connection is the exchange for Maryland and it provides different options for members to buy health insurance plans....more

The New Health Insurance Penalities

The new Accordable Care Act has certainly become a controversial topic in the U.S. as it came into effect on October 1st this year. However, there is still a lot of uncertainty regarding the penalties that will be applicable to families, with many people thinking that it will be cheaper to pay the penalties than to obtain health insurance; this is a complete myth and penalties will increase every year.The Marketplace...more

Conditions That Affect Women More Than Men

There are several conditions that plague women more than men. Some may surprise you. Check out this list of conditions as well as tips to prevent them from happening to you. Multiple Sclerosis, MSThis disease affects about 2.1 million people, according to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and women are more likely to have it than men. In fact, women are two to three times more likely to get muscular dystrophy than men. ...more