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Telehealth providers have to abide by HIPAA just like in-person providers

You know when you go to your health care provider the first time and they make you sign that form about HIPAA? If you’re like many people, you probably didn’t take the time to read it all the way through. But HIPAA—which stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act—is actually a really important law that protects your privacy, among other things.

Many insurance plans cover telehealth, and lots of telehealth options are affordable without insurance

From rural America to the most urban cities, telehealth is gaining in popularity. People are getting skin conditions checked out, getting their birth control prescriptions filled, and even ordering tests for sexually transmitted infections. But because it’s such a new phenomenon, people have a lot of questions. Perhaps the biggest one? How much does it cost—and will insurance cover it?

Lo Loestrin got my endometriosis under control and changed my life

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affordable care act , benefits, birth control, health, periods, the pill, thxbirthcontrol

Have you ever had something make such a profound impact on you that it completely changed your life? That is what my birth control, Lo Loestrin, did for me, and that is why I love it so much. In order to give you the full picture of the impact Lo Loestrin had on my life, I have to walk you through my journey with endometriosis.

Everything you need to know if you live in one of them

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affordable care act , health insurance, news

If you live in one of these 12 states, you can’t enroll in an ACA health insurance plan through healthcare.gov—you have to use your state’s marketplace to do so. Here are the open enrollment periods for these 12 states along with links to their marketplaces.