John Rossheim is a freelance editor and writer specializing in health care and workforce trends. His work has appeared in The Washington Post and on MSN, Monster and dozens of other websites.
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Disenrollments of People With Medicaid Climb Past 16 Million
As the 'unwinding' continues, most terminations so far are because of paperwork issues. Here's how to reapply.
How to Avoid the Cost, Risk and Stress of Unneeded Medical Tests
More than half of the billions of annual tests in the U.S. may be unnecessary. Here’s how to talk to your doctor about it.
Getting a Second Opinion Can Help Ward Off Misdiagnosis
Each year, diagnostic error leads to about 371,000 U.S. deaths. A second opinion is one potential cure.
Home Hospital Care Is on the Rise — Is It Right for You?
The pandemic gave a boost to the concept of sending patients home for certain types of care. Here’s what to know.
Medicare Should Come With These 4 Warning Labels
Medicare enrollment can present an overwhelming variety of choices. Here are pitfalls to avoid as you compare specific plans.
Millions Will Be Dropped From Medicaid in Wake of COVID Provision
Early results show many are being cut for "procedural" reasons other than eligibility. Here’s how to help ensure continued enrollment.
The Health Emergency Is Ending. Will COVID Costs Be Covered?
The health emergency expires May 11, with different impacts for those with private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.
Does Online Therapy Work?
Multiple studies show that online mental health care can be effective for an array of diagnoses.
Can a Drugstore Be Your Only Doctor?
Clinics in places like CVS and Walgreens have become a force in health care. In most cases, though, they shouldn't replace your physician.
Despite New Law, Consumers Feel Ambushed by Surprise Medical Bills
Some consumers still report unwelcome, unforeseen charges almost a year after the No Surprises Act was enacted.
How to Get the Morning-After Pill or Abortion Medication
'Emergency contraception' is still widely available, but the 'abortion pill' is now illegal in numerous states.
Does Medicare Cover Prescription Drugs?
Original Medicare beneficiaries can buy prescription coverage called Part D. Medicare Advantage plans usually include coverage.
Does Medicare Cover Mammograms and Breast Cancer Treatment?
Medicare offers substantial coverage for mammograms and breast cancer surgeries, therapies and prostheses.
Does Medicare Cover Eyeglasses and Contacts?
Original Medicare doesn't cover corrective lenses, but there are alternative options to consider.