This week, you can
• Know the difference between a PPO and an HMO
• Gain insight into securing the care you need if you can’t find insurance
• Learn about the importance of a medical advocate
MEDICAL INSURANCE IS ESSENTIAL, it can be outrageously expensive, and unless you have access to a group policy (typically through your work) you might have to deal with preexisting condition clauses that greatly reduce the value of the insurance. You want to shop around, but you also want to be sure you are with a respected, recognized company (such as Blue Cross and Blue Shield) or private hospital (such as Kaiser). Ignore the cheaply photocopied advertisements for “affordable health insurance” that you see. You want to deal with ...