medical care

The Impending Economic Cliff Almost Nobody's Talking About

Washington Post reporter Michelle Singletary calls it the "caregiver cliff." It's what will happen to the U.S. economy as a result of tens of millions of caregivers "taking time off from work, and thus risking their jobs, or tapping into their limited resources to provide care."

Why Free Clinics Are Turning Away Needy Patients

Free clinics and the uninsured are paying a heavy price for the nation's teetering recovery: More than half of the clinics are now time turning away eligible patients -- many for the first time -- according to an AmeriCares report published Wednesday.

Haggling for Your Health: It's Worth It to Negotiate

One of the most costly mistakes people make when it comes to medical care is assuming that using your health insurance -- if you're lucky enough to have it -- is always the best way to go. But there are times when it may just be cheaper to negotiate with your doctors and pay out of pocket.

More Americans Turn to Acupuncture as Medical Costs Rise

year after President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law, many Americans are still struggling to get their insurance to cover basic medical treatments. And now Americans are increasingly exploring less expensive alternatives to traditional Western medicine -- like acupuncture.

How Being Too Cheap Can Cost You a Fortune

Being frugal is smart, and these days, it's fashionable too. Sometimes, though, it just doesn't make sense to be a Scrooge: Going too far in your attempts to save can have financial consequences that leave you significantly worse off. Here are nine ways you shouldn't cut corners.

How to Avoid Being a Victim of Medical Identity Theft

Everyone knows there are identity thieves who want to drain your bank accounts and siphon off your credit. But did you know there are scam artists out to steal your health benefits? So far, 1.5 million Americans have suffered from medical identity theft, at a cost of $29 billion.

Healthcare reform kicks in Thursday

Good or bad, some of the first fruits of healthcare reform arrive on September 23. For many families, the immediate results could be more freedom to...