Healthcare is getting reformed, and nearly every American will be affected by the changes. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), sometimes referred to as Obamacare, is changing the face of the healthcare industry, and whether you’re a seasoned veteran of navigating health care claims or looking to purchase coverage for the first time, you’ll benefit from a refresher course.
Even without going into detail about the 2014 reforms and those already in place, health insurance is complicated enough. A whole glossary of unfamiliar terms, abbreviations, and processes populate the territory roamed by doctors, adjusters, and average consumers seeking treatment for their ailments. Knowing how to navigate this territory is key to getting the treatment you and your family need, and to not spending a lifetime cutting through confusing concepts and terminology.
The Simple Dollar’s Health Insurance Guide aims to educate readers at every stage — whether you’re a young adult seeking health insurance for the first time, looking to insure a newborn member of your family, or a senior citizen seeking insurance through Medicare, this guide is structured to be informative and educational for everyone. Skip around to the sections that most interest you, and come back later when you need a refresher.