December 21, 2021
What This Means for Health Care in America
President Joe Biden has recently rolled out a new bill that will significantly change health care in America. The Biden-Harris administration has promised to ensure that every American has access to quality, affordable health care, and this bill is supposed to be a step in that direction. The Biden-Harris administration is known to say that health care is “a right, not a privilege”. So what exactly would change with this new bill?
The main components... Read More
July 6, 2018
Learn about your health insurance options as a young healthcare consumer
As a young adult who will soon be graduating from college and looking for professional employment, it is important to start thinking about your health insurance options. Under the current law, the Affordable Care Act, you can stay on your parents plan until you turn 26 years old.
Children can remain on a parent’s plan even if they are:
Not living with their parents
Not financially dependent on... Read More
June 1, 2017
Understanding The Key Terms Used Within Health Insurance
Health Insurance can seem confusing and frustrating to understand completely. Let's start with the basics. Health Insurance is used to cover some, if not most, of your medical needs through insurance premiums each month. These insurance premiums are paid by you and or your employer.
Let's take a look at other typical terms used within Health Insurance:
Copayment: A copayment is a fixed dollar amount that you must pay for receiving a... Read More
June 22, 2015
Do you have a hard time understanding the concepts behind health insurance?
It can seem overwhelming with all of the terminology and different components but insurance can be easy to understand if you break it down.
-Health insurance: something that protects you from paying the full bill of various medical services. You can either have insurance that covers the full costs of services or covers a percentage of services.
-Monthly premium, or a set amount you have to pay from month to month. This... Read More
January 20, 2015
Did you know that as a full time degree student at UNH you are required to have adequate health insurance?
This policy has been enforced to ensure students have access to health care while at UNH. Requiring you to have health insurance provides financial protection from major illness or injury, and to receive care when you need it! If you are a student and do not have health insurance don’t you worry! UNH provides students with a qualified health plan known as the UNH Student Health... Read More
October 12, 2012
One of the biggest complaints about organic food is that it is too expensive.
Well, in many cases that is in fact true. However, organic food may cost more, but that's because it is worth more.
One way I like to rationalize paying more for organic food is to think about all the good things it does for my health and the earth, and how the extra bucks really are worth it in the long run. Usually I run this list over and over in my head as I near the checkout aisles...
It supports sustainable... Read More