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Spring2023
 

Benefits for People with Disabilities

A disability is a health condition that limits what you can do. It can affect your body, your mind or how you grow and develop. Public and private sources offer benefits, such as payments and services, that help people with disabilities. In this guide, you’ll find out about benefits available for children, adults and veterans with disabilities, and their caregivers.

A Window into Primary Care

Primary care is at the heart of the healthcare system. Yet a new FAIR Health report found that almost one in three people didn’t visit a primary care provider (PCP) from 2016 to 2022. Also, just over half of the PCPs during that time were medical doctors. The rest were other healthcare providers, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Trends in Alternative Places of Service

People used telehealth less but used retail clinics more in 2021, compared to 2020. A new FAIR Health white paper shows these and other trends in the places people go to get healthcare. Most people go to doctor’s offices and hospitals to get care. But the new study sheds light on other, less traditional places of care.

Winter2023
 

FAIR Health Reports on the Appetite for Shared Decision-Making Tools among Patients of Color

A new report from FAIR Health shows that patients of color and providers have an appetite for shared decision-making tools. Shared decision making is a discussion among patients, caregivers and healthcare providers. It balances clinical options and patient preferences to make care decisions.

FAIR Health Consumer Website Records Notable Traffic to Shared Decision-Making Resources in 2022

In 2022, consumers showed strong interest in FAIR Health’s shared decision-making tools and related educational content. These were recently added to FAIR Health’s free, award-winning consumer website, fairhealthconsumer.org. FAIR Health also saw a rise in the share of male users of its site. Other insights into consumer website user demographics and search habits can be found in FAIR Health’s infographic of year-end statistics for 2022.

Prevention and Wellness Care for the New Year

With a new year ahead, now is a good time to think about prevention and wellness. Preventive and wellness services can help you to stay healthy and get healthier. Many services are covered for free by most health insurance plans.

Fall2022
 

New Section for Older Adults Launches on FAIR Health Consumer Website

As people get older, knowing how to use the healthcare system and choose the best care is crucial. With funding in part from The John A. Hartford Foundation, FAIR Health has launched a new section for older adults on our free, award-winning consumer website, fairhealthconsumer.org.

Fall Is Open Enrollment Season

Now that fall is here, it’s a good time to think about health insurance. That’s because fall is open enrollment season—the time of year when you can sign up for a health plan or make changes to the plan you have.

What You Need to Know about Medicare

If you’re 65 or older, figuring out how Medicare works and when to sign up can be challenging. It can be hard to know what kind of coverage you’ll need. There are Part A, Part B, Part D, Medicare Advantage plans (Part C) and Medigap. This article will cover the basics of what you need to know about Medicare.

Summer2022
 

Health Insurance for Active-Duty Military and Veterans

Are you an active-duty service member or a veteran? If so, there are many health plan choices for you and your family. This article will explain your healthcare choices and the difference between healthcare systems such as the Military Health System and Veterans Affairs. It also points you to resources for veterans.

New Shared Decision-Making Tools on FAIR Health Consumer Website

We often count on our doctors to tell us what care we need. But to get the best care, you and your doctor (and caregiver, if you have one) should make choices together. This process is called “shared decision making.” To help you in that process, FAIR Health has added a new set of shared decision-making tools to its consumer website, fairhealthconsumer.org.

Getting Insured outside Open Enrollment Periods

As pleasant as summer can be, it’s usually not the right season for open enrollment—the period of time when you can enroll in or make changes to a health insurance plan. Open enrollment usually comes in the fall, but there are some special circumstances that let you enroll any time.

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