When researching the challenges of healthcare in America today, experts often point to a system that is largely reactive. In this system, providers are motivated to perform as many medical procedures and prescribe as many medications as possible, instead of trying to keep people healthy and out of the hospital.
Everywhere you look, the cost of living is on the rise. You’re paying more for groceries, more for gas, more for cars, and definitely more for healthcare. You’re not alone, it’s the same around the rest of the country.
In many states, Open Enrollment season has come and gone. If you missed the Open Enrollment window to renew, change or choose a health insurance plan, you’re not alone. Every year, millions of Americans miss the deadline to enroll in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Now you may be wondering what to do next.
These days, many Christians feel like they’re being told how to live their lives and care for their families, regardless of their values — especially when it comes to healthcare. In the push for mandates around COVID-19 vaccines, people of faith have fewer choices, or face penalties for making decisions that align with their beliefs.
In the holiday season rush, many households may have overlooked the approaching Open Enrollment deadline for renewing or changing health plans. The good news is, Open Enrollment is still happening in many states. There may be time to consider your options and make sure you’re choosing the right health plan for you, but don’t delay.
With all that our country and communities have faced over the past year plus, finding reasons to celebrate this Christmas may feel like more of a challenge than ever.
In a blow to those fighting to protect religious freedoms, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld New York State’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers on Monday, December 13. Following a six-to-three decision, Supreme Court Justices turned away emergency requests for religious exemptions to New York’s vaccine mandate, brought forth by several nurses and doctors.
We’ve all read the headlines: inflation is on the rise, and doesn’t show signs of slowing down. While families are feeling the impact at the gas pump and grocery store, in 2022 they can also expect to see higher costs associated with healthcare.
In the rush to get ready for the holidays, health insurance may have taken a back seat to Christmas shopping and decorating. But while you’re checking off names on your Christmas list, keep this in mind: ‘Tis also the season for open enrollment.
This past year-plus has seen more than its share of challenges, which have in turn contributed to increased feelings of anxiety and depression for many. Holidays like Thanksgiving can add to the stress levels, but there’s a simple way to help us enjoy this time of year instead of stress about it: Gratitude.