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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. You should discuss this with your physician to see if there is an alternative to this medication. 
A. If you have health insurance coverage through an employer -- yours or your husband's -- you don't need to buy another plan because of...
A. It's possible, yes. If you get your insurance at work, the Affordable Care Act does require that young adults up to the age of 26 remain covered...
A. You will be able to buy a health insurance policy because of the Affordable Care Act. People with pre-existing health conditions can no longer be...
A. Generally, these procedures are cosmetic in nature and not paid for by insurance. Whether or not your insurer will cover the surgery depends on...
A. Generally, these procedures are cosmetic in nature and not paid for by insurance. Whether or not your insurer will cover the surgery depends on...
A. You would need to buy a private dental insurance plan. You can go to websites such as eHealthinsurance.com, GetInsured.com or Delta Dental to search...
A. You'll need to go to your state's health insurance marketplace to examine the plans being sold for the specific benefits you need. All...
A. Dental coverage is one of the essential health benefits that must be made available to children in new health plans. It's not a guaranteed...
A. Look for patient assistance programs.  NeedyMeds.org has information on thousands of programs, more than 10,000 free, low-cost or sliding...
A. Look for patient assistance programs.  NeedyMeds.org has information on thousands of programs, more than 10,000 free, low-cost or sliding...
A. Yes, if you have insurance through your wife's employer you don't need to take any action. You are covered.
A. Your doctors are not correct. The government has absolutely no role in selecting which practices participate in the health plans being sold through...
A. If she doesn't qualify for Medicare but is in the country legally she may be eligible to buy insurance through the marketplaces. But act fast...
A. Ohio expanded it's Medicaid program (Medicare is for people with disabilities and those over 65).