Facing confusing charges or a large medical bill can seem overwhelming at times. There may be many worries, ranging from having to pay absurd charges, to damaging your credit score, to being forced into bankruptcy, to having your home and assets seized. But it’s best not to automatically assume the worst, as there are plenty of […]

The Affordable Care Act, which has  sometimes been referred to as Obamacare, added some rights and protections which allow consumers of health care to more easily understand their health plan’s coverage. Every health plan must now provide a summary of benefits and coverage (SBC). This document must be written in plain language and must be easy-to-understand. Here is an example […]

On March 23, 2010, President Obama enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as ACA, or Obamacare). The ACA made many changes to existing law, among them the tax code. These changes include additional requirements for tax exempt, or non profit, hospitals. In order to remain its tax exempt status (i.e. not […]