Health Care : An Introduction to Health Care

What questions should I consider when looking for health insurance?
Some questions you should consider are.

  1. Do I qualify for any public or private health insurance program?

  2. Are the services I want medically necessary?

  3. Does my doctor or hospital or pharmacy accept payment from my health insurance?

  4. If I am uninsured, are there other programs to cover the costs of some or all of my care?

  5. Do I need to talk to a lawyer about my health care issues?

What insurance is available for special populations?

There are voluntary health organization and special projects that target certain populations. If you have special needs you should investigate whether there are targeted programs to assist you. In addition, there are organizations that provide assistance to people with certain diseases. If you have such a chronic disease for which an organization exists, you should contact it to learn what services it can offer you.

What are my civil rights in regards to health care?

Everyone has a right to be free from discrimination based on their health status. If you think you have been discriminated against because of your health status, or any other factor, contact the Ohio Civil Rights Commission at (888) 278-7101 or visit the OCRC website.

What changes will come with the new healthcare reform?

There will be several changes over the next few years involving healthcare.  Some changes take effect in 2010, while others will be rolled out over time.  The federal government has created the website to help you understand these changes.

See also the Forms & Education tab in this section for more information.


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