Caregiver Finds Meaning In Two Unexpected Ways

More at… http://thecaregiversvoice.com/tcv-inspiration/caregiver-finds-meaning-in-two-unexpected-ways/ Various and diverse paths lead to caregiving. We have our own reasons for stepping up to the role of caregiver and each of our experiences is unique. Yet, our struggles and joys are similar. While, caregiving marks the beginning of a lonely, clueless journey, along a thankless road, it also yields … Read More

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Absent Federal Action, States Take The Lead On Curbing Drug Costs

More at… https://thecaregiverspace.org/absent-federal-action-states-take-the-lead-on-curbing-drug-costs/ Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News Lawmakers in Maryland are daring to legislate where their federal counterparts have not: As of Oct. 1, the state will be able to say “no” to some pharmaceutical price spikes. A new law, which focuses on generic and off-patent drugs, empowers the state’s attor… Read More

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Cancer treatment should qualify as a reason for student loan deferment

More at… https://thecaregiverspace.org/cancer-treatment-should-qualify-as-a-reason-for-student-loan-deferment/ I was first diagnosed with cancer when I was a senior in college, preparing to get a job and begin paying off my student loans. I was fortunate to have school administrators who advocated for me, and my loans were quickly deferred. But many of the 70,000 young adults diagnosed with cancer each year … Read More

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Reduce Your Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs

More at… https://thecaregiverspace.org/reduce-your-out-of-pocket-healthcare-costs/ Patients are shelling out a larger amount of their income to healthcare providers now more than ever. In fact, according to Forbes, patient payments account for over one-third (35%) of revenue for providers. This makes it the third highest revenue stream, with Medicare and Medicaid taking top spots…. Read More

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If You’re Blindsided By Health Plan Changes, Learn The Root Causes — And Your Rights

More at… https://thecaregiverspace.org/if-youre-blindsided-by-health-plan-changes-learn-the-root-causes-and-your-rights/ How much notice is required if benefits change? Do insurers have to give you a heads up if your plan doesn’t meet the minimum coverage standard under the Affordable Care Act?  Readers’ questions this month are centered around insurance notification requirements. Q: My father’s health insuran… Read More

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