Getting Ready for ACA Enrollment Deadline
Feb 19, 2015The deadline to buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is fast approaching (February 15th!). Whether you’re narrowing down your options in the Marketplaces or are just starting to shop, we’d like to try to help.
Being a Caregiver
Jan 20, 2015Caregiving, even when done out of love, can be financially, emotionally, and physically stressful – sometimes to overwhelming degrees. We’ll be discussing these areas of stress – and resources and strategies that can help – during a live chat on Tuesday, January 20th at 1pm EST. Experts from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), along with Dave Balch, author of Cancer for Two, will be answering readers’ questions and providing insights on how to care for not only your loved one, but yourself as well.
Health Insurance Enrollment: How to Choose
Feb 5, 2015Health insurance enrollment opens on November 15th. With so many factors to consider – coverage options, networks, costs – choosing a policy can feel overwhelming. If you have questions about enrollment, our experts can help.
Get Ready for ACA Open Enrollment
Nov 11, 2014The second year of health Insurance open enrollment is just around the corner. If you plan to check out the options available through your state’s Marketplace, our experts can get you on the right track, from costs to coverage to financial aid.
What's Next in Health Research?
Sep 11, 2014Top leaders discussed innovations in health and medicine research at the National Health Research Forum on Thursday, Sept. 11. Featured speakers included CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH; Anthony Fauci, MD, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; and Janet Woodcock, MD, director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, FDA.
The Ebola Virus: What You Need to Know
Aug 7, 2014If you have questions about the Ebola virus, join us for a live event on Thursday, August 7 at 11am EDT. We’ll be joined by University of Pittsburgh infectious disease and biosecurity expert Amesh A. Adalja, MD, FACP, University of Texas virologist Thomas Geisbert, PhD, Lenox Hill Hospital emergency medicine physician, Robert Glatter, MD, and WebMD chief medical editor, Michael Smith, MD. They will provide information about the deadly virus and address readers’ questions and concerns.
Ask Our Experts: Managing Pain
Jul 23, 2014Ongoing pain, whether caused by an accident or illness, can have a powerful effect on every aspect of life. And since there’s really no one-size-fits-all approach to managing pain, it’s important for you to fully understand your options.
Jul 16, 2014When questions come up at WebMD, we turn to our medical editors. Now you can, too. Share your questions with our doctors during an hour-long live chat event on Wednesday, July 16th at 2pm EDT. Or, just stop by to say hello – our doctors are looking forward to hearing from you.
Marijuana Gains Ground
Apr 8, 2014Support is building nationwide for both medical and recreational marijuana. As more states consider legalizing marijuana, we talked with several experts about the drug’s health benefits and side effects.They included Michael Barnes, PhD, of CeDAR/University of Colorado Hospital, J. Michael Bostwick, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, Margaret Haney, PhD, of Columbia University Medical Center.
Ask Our Experts: Countdown to ACA Enrollment Deadline
Mar 25, 2014March 31st is the enrollment deadline to buy health insurance in the federally run Marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act. After March 31, you will not have an opportunity to buy insurance for this year unless you have a life-changing event, such as a job loss. If you still have questions about enrollment, here’s your opportunity to ask.
Ask Our Experts: New Rules for Heart Health - Feb. 19
Feb 25, 2014We saw a lot of changes around heart health in 2013 – new guidelines on cholesterol and blood pressure and more information about the dangers of salt and sugar. So, how do we apply all of this new information to our everyday lives?
Ask Our Experts: Shaking Up Your Fitness Routine - Jan. 23
Jan 23, 2014Whether you're thinking of starting a new exercise routine or just looking to kick up your results a notch, it's great to get tips from an expert. WebMD readers brought a variety of different fitness questions to our experts in this hour-long chat.
Ask Our Experts: What to Eat in 2014 - Jan. 9
Jan 9, 2014The new year is a great time to make some changes in your eating habits, but the constant stream of fad diets, food trends, and hyped nutrition claims can make it difficult to know where to start. Nutritionists Carolyn Brown, MS, RD, and Dave Grotto, RD, LDN, fielded readers' questions and offered tips for starting the year off right in this hour-long chat.
Ask Our Experts: Affordable Care Act – Dec. 17
Dec 17, 2013WebMD readers brought their health insurance questions to our experts, Sarah Goodell and Lisa Zamosky, during this hour-long chat. Questions covered a range of topics, including: subsidies, enrollment deadlines, Medicaid, pre-existing conditions, essential benefits, and many others.
Ask Our Experts: Affordable Care Act – Dec. 10
Dec 10, 2013In this week’s event, WebMD health care reform experts answered readers’ questions about the enrollment process and directed readers to resources for individualized support in understanding their health insurance options.
Ask Our Experts: Affordable Care Act – Dec. 3
Dec 3, 2013In preparation for the enrollment deadline in the federally run Marketplaces, WebMD health care reform experts Sarah Goodell, Dean Rosen, and Lisa Zamosky answered questions from readers about coverage options, income qualifications, pre-existing conditions, and much more.
Ask Our Experts: Affordable Care Act – Nov. 12
Nov 12, 2013WebMD health reform experts, William S. Custer, PhD, Sarah Goodell, and Lisa Zamosky answered readers’ health insurance questions in this hour-long chat. Among the topics discussed – dental coverage, pre-existing conditions, financial aid, and a variety of others.
Ask Our Experts: Affordable Care Act - Oct. 29
Oct 29, 2013In this live chat with WebMD health care reform experts, Lisa Zamosky and David Howard, PhD, readers brought their questions about the options available to them under the Affordable Care Act. The chat included questions on common topics such as income qualification, coverage for young adults, and Medicaid.
Ask Our Experts: Affordable Care Act – Oct. 22
Oct 22, 2013A couple of weeks into enrollment, many readers had questions about the plans they found on the Marketplace. Other readers were still trying to determine if they should be shopping on the Marketplace and, if so, how they should prepare. WebMD health care reform experts William S. Custer, PhD, Sarah Goodell, and Lisa Zamosky helped clear the confusion around these and many other questions from our readers during this hour-long chat.
Ask Our Experts: Affordable Care Act – Oct. 15
Oct 15, 2013In this week’s live event, WebMD health care reform experts fielded readers’ questions on subsidies, employer plans vs. the Marketplaces, coverage options for young adults, pre-existing conditions, and much more.
Ask Our Experts: Affordable Care Act - Oct. 8
Oct 9, 2013After the first full week of Marketplace open enrollment, readers' questions ranged from the practical “How do I get information if healthcare.gov is down?,” to questions about interstate policies and Medicare. WebMD health reform experts, William S. Custer, PhD, Sarah Goodell, and Lisa Zamosky joined us to answer these questions and many more.
Day 1 of Enrollment - Oct. 1
Oct 9, 2013WebMD health care reform experts, Sarah Goodell, Dean Rosen, and Lisa Zamosky, joined us on the opening day of the health insurance Marketplaces to help readers navigate the new options available to them.
Health Insurance for Young Adults - Sept. 9
Oct 11, 2013Young adults are among the most likely not to have health insurance - often because of high costs of coverage. But not having insurance can also be very expensive and could result in medical debt if an unexpected medical event occurs. In this live event, WebMD health care reform experts answered questions from young adults (and their parents) on their new coverage and financial aid options with the Affordable Care Act.
Pre-existing Conditions - Aug. 27
Oct 9, 2013For those with a serious or chronic illness, the Affordable Care Act offers new rights with respect to insurance coverage. But which services are covered exactly under health care reform, and how will the quality and cost of medical care be impacted? WebMD health care reform experts were joined by the CEO of the National Health Council to address these questions and more.
How Health Care Reform Affects You - Aug. 8
Oct 9, 2013WebMD health care reform experts, Dean Rosen and Lisa Zamosky, joined our readers in this live chat to get everyone up to speed on the basics of the Affordable Care Act - who will be impacted by health care reform, what options the new law provides, and how best to prepare for enrollment.
Understanding Cholesterol - July 28
Oct 9, 2013How well do you understand your cholesterol levels and what they mean? WebMD's chief medical editor, Michael Smith, MD, and WebMD heart health expert, cardiologist James Beckerman, MD, joined us for a live chat to help answer your cholesterol questions and share tips on how you can keep your levels in check.