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Retirees Help Caregivers Cope With Hospital Stays

Edwin Pacheco was in and out of the hospital for months. He’d survived one organ transplant and desperately needed another. But he wasn’t the only one suffering. Few people asked how his wife was holding up as she kept vigil, cornered hard-to-understand doctors and held job and family together.

03/30/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Children?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your children depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Spouse?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your spouse depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

How Does My Health Insurance Work At The Hospital?

The Affordable Care Act requires that all health insurance policies cover 10 essential benefits, including emergency treatment.

03/06/2014

How Do I Use My Health Insurance When I Visit A Doctor?

To maximize the benefits of your insurance policy, you will likely need to choose a doctor from within your health plan’s network.

03/06/2014

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Local Hospitals Need Volunteers With 4-Wheel Drive

Several hospitals in D.C. Metro area are in need of volunteers with 4-wheel drive to help out as the region gets buried in snow.

02/13/2014

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Promise Of Price Cut On Hospital Bills For Uninsured Under ‘Obamacare’ In Limbo

Huge list prices charged by hospitals are drawing increased attention, but a federal law meant to limit what the most financially vulnerable patients can be billed doesn’t seem to be making much difference.

06/23/2013

Researchers found that hospitalizations for employees and family members dropped dramatically, by 41 percent overall for six major conditions -- but increased outpatient costs erased those savings. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Study: Workplace Health Care Program Increases Medicine Costs, Outpatient Visits

In what’s being called the most rigorous look yet inside the wellness trend, independent researchers found that hospitalizations for employees and family members dropped dramatically, by 41 percent overall for six major conditions — but increased outpatient costs erased those savings.

03/04/2013

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Bill Would Raise Nurse Staffing Levels in DC

New legislation in the District of Columbia would increase nurse staffing levels at the city’s hospitals.

02/05/2013

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Flu Season Strikes Early and Hard

From the Rocky Mountains to New England, hospitals are swamped with people with flu symptoms.

01/11/2013