Nearly 20% of American adults experience a mental illness — that’s one out of every five adults. Even more telling, about half of adults (46.4%) in the U.S. will experience a mental illness at some point in their lives. And the stat isn’t much better for youth. Among kids aged 6 to 17, about 17%… Continue Reading ›

Today marks the 10th anniversary of when the Affordable Care Act became law. Also known as the ACA or “Obamacare,” the Affordable Care Act changed the landscape of the American healthcare system. For better or worse? That’s still a debate. In fact, even now, as we recognize the ACA’s 10th anniversary, the law itself is… Continue Reading ›

House Speaker Paul Ryan announced in early April that he will be leaving office in January after a nearly 20-year career in Congress. The response has been mixed, not to mention divided along party lines. Ryan will vacate his position in government without accomplishing two of his more highly publicized political goals: entitlement reform and… Continue Reading ›

Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law in 2010, it’s been a controversial measure in the history of American healthcare. Like any hot topic, Obamacare has its naysayers and supporters, its pros and cons. But the arguments haven’t ended with its namesake’s presidential term. In fact, the ACA remains in the spotlight as politicians… Continue Reading ›

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) completely changed the way Americans could buy health insurance. The ACA was created to try and guarantee affordable health insurance for every American, but the numbers show that the reality of the ACA is heading in a very different direction. In 2017, the average individual paid $393.00 per month for… Continue Reading ›

It’s Time to Get Creative About Your Health Insurance As an artist, writer, photographer or other creative professional, you may love the freedom you have working for yourself and building a solid portfolio. But as a freelancer, you already deal with unpredictable income, which can make it difficult to budget properly. Unfortunately, the fact that… Continue Reading ›

Buying or Bundling Alternative Health Insurance Products Could Save You Money Finding and enrolling in an affordable health insurance plan is a challenging and perplexing process. The Affordable Care Act requires you to enroll in a qualifying health insurance plan or face a monetary penalty. The ACA alone makes it difficult enough to figure out… Continue Reading ›

Can’t Afford Major Medical Insurance? You Can Still Get Covered. With medical costs skyrocketing and the never-ending uncertainty surrounding the future of Obamacare, many Americans are foregoing enrolling in major medical health insurance plans. Millions of people in the U.S. just can’t afford rising monthly premiums and out-of-pocket expenses. Because medical costs are astronomical in… Continue Reading ›