When Ron Byzet was laid off as a government contractor for NASA after 33 years on the job, he also lost his health insurance. He wasn’t old enough for Medicare, but he knew he would qualify in a few years and thought he would make it.
This year alone, about 795,000 Americans will have a stroke. The health impact for stroke survivors can be shattering, while the financial impact can add to the difficulties for people who don’t have health insurance.
About 14 percent of stroke survivors are uninsured and more than one-third have been forced […]
Cardiovascular health begins at an early age, making the need for affordable health care critical for our country’s littlest citizens. Since the Affordable Care Act became law, patient protections are providing families with help toward their children’s medical needs. Here are some highlights:
In the past, even with health insurance, a serious heart attack or stroke could mean financial disaster.
For example, some types of health plans excluded coverage for basic care, such as prescription drugs or hospital services. Or the plans imposed low annual coverage limits of $5,000 or $10,000. Often consumers didn’t realize […]
No one plans to have a heart attack, stroke or other major medical emergency. But if you do, having insurance allows you to get the care you need, while protecting you and your family financially. It can also help you maintain your health or manage risk factors so that […]