Health Insurance 101
For most, healthcare goes hand-in-hand with health insurance. Employer-based health insurance has a prominent place in the American healthcare system.
Health insurance, however, is not understood well for as widespread as it is. To be sure, health insurance is extremely complex, with many different types of coverage available, and even similar health plans have nuances which make them difficult to compare. Combine that with the frequency at which Americans change jobs, and therefore change health plans, and the result is many patients who don't understand how their coverage works as well as they should.
Whether you are a sophisticated patient looking for a piece of information or two, or a novice who wants to take control of your health coverage, this section will help you make sense of managed care, PPO, or individual insurance policies and all of the nuance that comes with them.