health insurance 2017


The effort to repeal and replace Obamacare stopped earlier this week with the support of Republicans senators. GOP senators rejected Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s latest draft bill to replace the majority of Obamacare. Senator McConnell, conceded Monday night that “the effort to repeal and replace the failure of Obamacare […]

Will the Government Ever Repeal and Replace Obamacare?


Scheduled Benefit Accident Plans Accident plans vary, and typically fall into one of two major categories. The first type of accident plan uses a scheduled benefit system. This means that every medical expenditure, whether it’s a broken arm or a flu shot, has a set price. For instance, the insurer may […]

What You Need to Know about Accident Plans


Discount Dental Plan A discount dental plan is how it sounds; you get discounts off preventative services like cleanings and checkups, as well as basic services, such as fillings and extractions. Additionally, a discount dental plan reduce the cost for major services like surgeries, deep cleanings, caps, crowns, dentures, etc. Though […]

4 Types of Dental Plans: the Discount Dental Plan



High risk pools were actually around for about ten to fifteen years prior to the ACA. They were available in the majority of the states. But when President Obama’s healthcare law went into effect, high risk pools went away. However, as the new administration works on reforming the healthcare system, the idea […]

Terms Defined: High Risk Pools


What to Eat before Exercise Nancy Cohen, a professor in the department of nutrition at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, recommends eating carbs (in moderation) before exercising. If you exercise for more than an hour, then Cohen recommends eating one to four grams of carbohydrates per every 2.2 pounds of […]

Eat Right Before, During, and After Exercise


Outside of the open enrollment period (OEP), the only way to get qualified coverage is with a special enrollment period (SEP) or through an employer. However, not many qualify for an SEP. So, those looking for health coverage without an SEP outside of OEP need to consider short-term medical plans. […]

Short-Term Medical Plans Now 3-Months with Non-Renewal



The subject of H.S.A.s has popped up more recently in the news. Specifically, the new administration is talking more about H.S.A.s, which have been around for a long time. There’s nothing new about them. Over a decade ago, they were called M.S.A.s – medical savings accounts. Now, they’re H.S.A.s – health savings […]

Health Savings Accounts and How They Work


In a recent report, published March 15, researchers, comprising of 11 medical professions, such as allergists, pediatricians, infectious-disease doctors, etc., reveals the numerous ways in which climate change affects the health of Americans nationwide. Dr. Mona Sarfaty, the director of the new group, called the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and […]

How Climate Change Affects Health


1. Help Your Diet by Ditching Diet Soda For the sake of your health, ditch soda altogether. Yes, that includes diet soda. “In addition, many people think ‘low-fat,’ ‘low-sugar,’ or ‘light’ means fewer calories, but that’s not always true,” says Amy Goodson, RD, dietitian for Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine. […]

Counter-intuitive Approaches to 9 Health Problems



1. Lose Weight Losing weight is about as effective as a single blood pressure medication. Research shows that shedding 9 pounds can reduce systolic blood pressure by up to 4.5 points. Additionally, a study found that maintaining a 7 pound weight loss for a year could lead to a 11-point […]

10 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure