John Rossheim is an 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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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.
Does Medicare Cover CPAP Machines and Supplies?
Medicare Part B covers CPAP, but it requires a sleep test and a trial period.
Does Medicare Cover Dentures?
Original Medicare doesn’t cover dentures, but other coverage options are available.
Does Medicare Pay for Wheelchairs and Scooters?
Medicare Part B covers wheelchairs and scooters — with specific conditions and requirements.
Does Medicare Cover Colonoscopy?
Colonoscopies are covered by Medicare Part B, but exact coverage depends on whether they're screening or diagnostic.
Does Medicare Cover Ambulance Services?
Ambulance service is covered by Medicare and Medicare Advantage if certain conditions are met.
Does Medicare Cover Addiction Treatment?
Medicare offers coverage for 'reasonable and necessary' treatment of substance use disorders such as alcoholism.
Does Medicare Cover Mental Health Services?
Medicare does cover both inpatient and outpatient mental health care, but be aware of the limits.