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What We’re Learning from the Rise of Retail & Concierge Clinics Neither the rising cost of health care nor the frustratingly long waits for appointments are breaking news to anyone who’s been awake – or sick – in the last decade or two. While many of us in this country are celebrating the newly insured […]
YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICAID ANSWERED HERE HealthLinks sat down with Joshua D. Baker, the director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS), to discuss Medicaid and how it works for the residents of South Carolina. He answered questions about how to enroll, who is eligible for the program and what the […]
The cost of health care in the Lowcountry and across the United States continues to rise, taking a substantial bite out of the financial well-being of millions of Americans, forcing many of them to make critical, possibly life-changing decisions about where they will spend their hard-earned money. Is it worth it to continue to pay […]
Health insurance has always been a complexity, and with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, annual changes and a sea of red tape, the process has only become harder to understand. This fall, Nov. 1 through Dec. 15, the Federal Open Enrollment for Obamacare will be your only opportunity to sign up for a […]
What is Health Insurance?
Paying for health insurance helps to cover the whole or part of the bills incurred while seeking any kind of medical care. Health insurance covers the overall risk of needing to receive healthcare at any given time. Benefits received through health insurance plans cover any ailments related to sickness or injury. Health insurance can be obtained by an individual’s full-time employer or privately through a health insurance provider. Every country has different policies when it comes to health insurance.