Insurance – Health Insurance

Congress considers a bill that could help your credit report

Congress considers a bill that could help your credit report
Congress is weighing a new bill that would keep medical debt from wreaking havoc on millions of consumers' credit ratings. On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed, by a vote of 336 to 82, the Medical Debt Relief Act, also known as H.R. 3421. The bill, originally introduced last year in the House Financial Services Committee, would make it illegal to include medical debts on a consumer's credit reports, if those debts were paid or settled

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When Emergency Strikes, Will Your Health Care Costs Be Covered?

When Emergency Strikes, Will Your Health Care Costs Be Covered?
Most Americans don't think about emergency care coverage until they actually need emergency care. After Randy Gardner was shot at the recent mass shooting at a Safeway store in Tucson, Ariz., he immediately thought, "What is this going to cost me?" according to an article in The New York Times. Of the people injured that day, Gardner was one of the 5% who had no health insurance. The costs of an unexpected injury can lead to a financial disaster

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Big Health Care Changes in 2011: Let The Fighting Begin

Big Health Care Changes in 2011: Let The Fighting Begin
Consumers are starting to see the benefits of health care reform even as opponents vow to repeal one of President Obama's most significant legislative accomplishments, which they have nicknamed ObamaCare. Though Americans remain divided on the law -- the most sweeping changes to health care in decades -- critics who want to scrap it may risk getting rid of provisions that people actually like, such as preventing insurers from denying coverage based

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