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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. Sauna is not an item that is deemed medically necessary. For that reason, it is not covered by Medicare. 
A. The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers a mental health locator and a substance abuse facility locator to...
A. Unfortunately, there is no standard charge. However, there are some price transparency tools that can help give you an idea. If you get insurance at...
A. Yes, substance abuse services must now be covered by private health insurance plans (large employers are not required to offer these services, though...
A. Medicare Part B will pay for diagnostic hearing tests that your doctor orders to determine if you need medical treatment. However, it does not pay...
A. Contraceptives are now covered in full as a result of the law. Your sexual history has no bearing on the benefit and will not be a factor in whether...
A. You pay a $147 deductible each year. After you pay it, you pay coinsurance, which is 20% of your medical costs. If you have a Medigap plan it may...
A. You pay a $147 deductible each year. After you pay it, you pay coinsurance, which is 20% of your medical costs. If you have Medigap plan, that 20%...
A. Most insurance carriers do cover it. If your does not you can look into whether you qualify for co-pay assistance: https://www.creon...
A. I can't speak to the clinical aspect of your issue, but to get your condition checked out without insurance you can try a few things. Call a...
A. You can search for a health center near you where you can get low cost or free care through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:...
A. There are ways of getting free or low-cost dental care.Good dental treatment at lower cost is available at schools of dentistry, where students are...
A. The health reform law requires plans to allow children to stay on their parents' health plan until the age of 26 but that benefit does not extend...
A. It was only last summer that the law changed so that Medicare can recognize eligibility for same-sex spouses. It's entirely possible that...
A. Unfortunately, people with low incomes living in states that chose not to expand their Medicaid programs, like Florida, are often left without good...