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Lisa Zamosky

Lisa ZamoskyLisa Zamosky

WebMD Health Reform Expert

Health Reform
Health Insurance, Health Care and Consumer Affairs

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Bio

Lisa Zamosky is a WebMD Health Reform Expert and author of Healthcare, Insurance and You: The Savvy Consumer’s Guide. She is a healthcare journalist who has been writing about how to access and pay for healthcare for more than 10 years. Zamosky is a consumer health columnist for the Los Angeles Times and a correspondent for two news services of the California Healthcare Foundation. Her work has been published in Reuters, Kaiser Health News, MSNBC, Health.com, the Chicago Tribune, and Baltimore Sun, among other publications. Zamosky previously spent a decade working in the healthcare industry, during which time she developed benefit plans for Fortune 500 companies and state governments, and oversaw provider network operations for several states throughout the Northeast for one of the country’s largest health insurance companies.

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A. If by briefs you're referring to underwear or other incontinence supplies, unfortunately, Medicare doesn't cover these supplies or adult...
A. If by briefs you're referring to underwear or other incontinence supplies, unfortunately, Medicare doesn't cover these supplies or adult...
A. I can't speak to your clinical issues, but you will have the chance to obtain health insurance again for next year starting November 15th. Your...
A. I can't speak to your clinical issues, but you will have the chance to obtain health insurance again for next year starting November 15th. Your...
A. In five states (California, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Hawaii) and Puerto Rico, state disability insurance programs allow you to draw on...
A. I would suggest you contact your doctor's office to discuss your financial situation and the fact that losing access to your prescription is...
A. There are two things I would suggest you do. First, if you've been diagnosed by physicians at Stanford, you should ask them to refer to someone...
A. You are entitled to appeal decisions whenever a claim for benefits is denied by Medicaid. I suggest you contact your local Medicaid office...
A. Most doctors today are quite happy to accept cash instead of dealing with insurance companies, so I don't have an answer for you as to why your...
A. You need to first check to see if the medication is on your formulary, or list of drugs your insurer does cover. Even if it is, however, insurers can...
A. Prices vary greatly. But you can get an idea of a "fair" price for the particular surgery you need in your zip code by looking it up at...
A. Life insurance is a very different type of product than health insurance, and it's not my area of expertise. Generally, however, with health...
A. I'm so sorry to hear about your father, and for your loss.I can't answer the question of whether or not you have a law suit. I would suggest...
A. Whether or not an insurer pay for a procedure depends on whether it's considered medically necessary. If the procedure is needed to repair...
A. I can't respond to your employer's responsibility for covering costs you incur for care as a result of becoming sick on the job.With regards...