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Lisa Zamosky

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WebMD Health Reform Expert

Health Reform
Health Insurance, Health Care and Consumer Affairs

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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. Generally, yes, the implants are covered, as long as you meet medical criteria. You might want to enlist the help of your doctor to make sure you...
A. Workers comp -- I assume that's what W/C stands for -- operates differently than other types of medical insurance. Health insurers cannot deny...
A. Unfortunately, retiree health insurance plans are exempt from a number of Affordable Care Act provisions, including limits on annual and lifetime...
A. Generally speaking, yes, it's covered under Medicare Part D prescription drug plans. However, you'll likely be required to meet a set of...
A. The only way to know for certain whether the particular therapy your doctor is prescribing will be covered by insurance is to check with your insurer...
A. Many people have expressed frustration, as you have, about the cost of health insurance -- in particular the out-of-pocket costs that come with many...
A. The answer is yes, your insurer can deny you, but there's a good chance it won't as long as you follow the rules of your plan. It's...
A. You mention that this is a pension plan, which suggests this is retiree health insurance from a former employer. If that’s the case, then you and...
A. If you have a particular question about Medicare, feel free to post it here.If you're searching for Medicare plans, take a look at Medicare plan...
A. If you have a particular question about Medicare, feel free to post it here.If you're searching for Medicare plans, take a look at Medicare plan...
A. If you're buying a new insurance policy it must include drug coverage. That's the law. The only possible reason for prescription drug...
A. Without insurance you can consider using an urgent care center in your neighborhood to have your condition checked out. You'll generally pay a...
A. Without insurance you can consider using an urgent care center in your neighborhood to have your condition checked out. You'll generally pay a...
A. U.S. citizens and immigrants here legally are eligible for health insurance. Generally, you'll need to wait to apply during open enrollment...
A. When it comes to an insurer's decision to pay for any procedure the main issue is always whether it's considered medically necessary. While...