The Most Popular Words in Online Doctor Reviews

The Most Common Words in Online Patient Reviews

Ever wonder what people are saying about your doctor? What about all doctors? The below word cloud graphics contain the most popular words people use when leaving online patient reviews on Vitals.com. Negative, positive, or just plain descriptive. This is what people say when they talk about health ... Read More...

Chronic Illness Support Groups Transform Life for Sufferers

Online support groups for chronic disease sufferers

Kotecki Vest was a broadcast journalist and political director. She stopped working after she was diagnosed with lupus. “My immune system is so low that picking up my children at school is a danger,” she says. “So I keep my sanity with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and wherever else we” — other lupus patients — “can all get ... Read More...

ACA Costs: How Will ‘ObamaCare’ Impact Your Wallet?

Woman crying over her money, ACA

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made health insurance available to people who previously could not get coverage because of pre-existing conditions or because they could not afford insurance. While there are many positives to the new law, there are some people claiming that the new insurance plans are still too expensive for the average ... Read More...

How to Save Money on Health Insurance as Newlyweds

Newlyweds by Brad Scruse

Getting married entails major life changes, including joint finances and health insurance. Most newlyweds already have individual coverage, so they must decide which plan to keep and which one to abandon. If you’re making this choice, your main goal is probably saving money. Health insurance premiums can be pricey, especially for retired ... Read More...

Why It’s Time for a Health Care Marketplace

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Health care consumers in the United States are entering a new era. Multiple forces are converging to drive the creation of a consumer retail market—one in which consumers can shop for medical and dental care in much the same way they shop for other goods and services. Chief among these forces is the high cost of care in the United States—by ... Read More...

Health Insurance for Newlyweds

Wedding Rings

When you're a newlywed, you have a lot on your plate already. But it's important that you figure out your health care insurance needs quickly after saying, "I do." You typically have 30 days following your nuptials to switch to a spouse's plan. Otherwise you'll have to wait for the next open enrollment period. Ideally, you'll come to a decision ... Read More...