The Complete Idiot's Guide to Medical Care for the Uninsured

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Penguin, Apr 1, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 288 pages
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At a time when healthcare costs are skyrocketing, approximately 47 million Americans are without medical insurance.

Setting aside the debate over healthcare in the U.S., this guide explores the best options for those without insurance. Readers will find information on state and federal resources for the uninsured, choosing a hospital, saving on prescription medications, and when to use the emergency room and when to use a clinic.
*?According to The New York Times, "more than 1?3 of the uninsured-17 million of the nearly 47 million-have family incomes of $40,000 or more"
?According to the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the uninsured, there were 6.6 million uninsured people in high-income homes in 2001, and that number has now increased

 

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Contents

Not Every Uninsured Person Is the Same
3
Sorting Through Your Insurance Options
19
Colorado
34
Wyoming
47
The Information You Need
49
Special Employment Situations
55
Domestic Partners
61
Creating Your Own Health Insurance Plan
67
Womens Health
107
Childrens Health
137
Health Care for People Ages 5065
147
Mental Health Care
163
Dental and Vision Care
175
Elective Procedures and Surgery
195
When You Need Care Now
209
Pay the Bill On Your Own Time
229

Low Versus High Deductibles
73
The Health Coverage Tax Credit
79
Alternative Treatments
85
Getting Care on an Ongoing Basis
89
Appendixes
243
Appendixes
253
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