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Choosing, using, and losing your health care: A policy first-aid kit
In a four-part weekly series, Globe Opinion offers a baseline assessment of health care as well as prescriptions for fixing the industry.
It’s open enrollment season, that time of year when we must choose between an HMO and a PPO, a CDHP and HDHP, an FSA or HSA. If that has you feeling a little ill, you’re not alone.
Choosing a plan from the impossible health care maze
How one health care journalist chose his plan. Hint: it was tricky
Even HR struggles to keep up
America’s health care system is chronically complicated — and some patients are being hit with “surprise billing.’’
Ending surprise billing: A moral test for physicians
Now that you have insurance, how do you use it?
On the front line of the Health Care For All HelpLine
Cutting through the clutter on surprise billing
Readers share their adventures in the health care maze
While the economy is seemingly buzzing along, many Americans are losing their health insurance — and their wallets. Politics and unaffordable care are forcing Americans into medical bankruptcy.
Getting sick and going broke
Why are so many children losing health care? Yes, politics
The perils of a patchwork system
Letters: Surprise billing is our health care system’s moral failing
Policy makers must find consensus on meaningful reforms to America’s health care system. In the final installment of a four-part weekly series, Globe Opinion offers prognoses for the future of health care.
We need a national conversation about our health care priorities
What the American health care system could — and should — be after January 20, 2021
The future of health care for patients — and providers — is value, not volume
Health care should be structured around how patients experience it
The future of health care? Affordability and inclusiveness