by Lauren Mandel
Do you prioritize your health on a regular basis? Do you know all there is to know about your personal health? And most importantly, are you your own biggest advocate when it comes to your health?
If you answered “no” to even one of those questions, now is the time to learn more information to be able to answer “yes.” Today marks the start of National Health Education Week in the United States, and to help raise awareness for health care, we’re taking a look back at some of our favorite blog posts. This roundup shares posts about health care accessibility under the Affordable Care Act, quick and easy-to-understand answers to your health care questions, and more.
There are covered health care services specifically for women.
You may have heard by now that the Affordable Care Act covers certain preventive care services, but did you know there are quite a few specifically for women? Now women can go to the doctor, get birth control, get mammograms, and more at no additional cost to them.
Don’t forget about the 10 health care benefits all plans must cover.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, there are now 10 Essential Health Benefits that all health insurance plans must cover. Things like maternity and newborn care, hospitalization, and prescription drugs are included in this list. So you’ll experience fewer medical surprises and rest easy with your coverage.
Reference this handy health insurance shopping guide.
Did you download our eBook last year? If not, now is the time to do so. This guide walks you through how to navigate all the health plan choices, how to estimate your tax credit, who to call when you’re ready to enroll, and more. And the best part? It’s free to download.
Telemedicine might be the health care answer you’ve been searching for.
Did you know the average wait time to see a doctor in the United States is more than 18 days? Luckily, you have other options. Telemedicine tools – like GoHealth Access – can help you see a doctor in a fraction of that time. You can also access health care discounts that can help you save money on products and services.
And sometimes, you might just need a quick refresher.
One of our most popular blog posts from last year was this health insurance refresher, and almost all of the information still applies to the upcoming Open Enrollment Period. You can learn the basics about health insurance coverage, pre-existing conditions (note: you can’t be denied for them anymore), tax credits, and more before enrolling on November 1.