Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder and is the third most common type of arthritis behind osteoarthritis and gout. In the U.S., an estimated 1.3 million Americans suffer from RA. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans who had any form of arthritis suffered $303.5 billion in losses that were attributable to their diseases. People who are financially disadvantaged could have a significantly more difficult time treating RA because of a lack of medical coverage or other financial assistance.
Low-income people who have diabetes and who do not have health insurance have trouble affording the cost of their care. According to the American Diabetes Association, the average medical costs that are incurred by people who have diabetes is $16,750 per year. People who have diabetes have medical costs that are approximately 2.3 times higher than people who do not suffer from the condition. Poor people should understand different programs that might help to pay for the costs of diabetes care and treatment.
If you smoke, you’re most likely tired of people trying to convince you that you should quit. What your well-meaning critics probably haven’t told you, however, is that your smoking habit could impact your Medicare. What will your tobacco usage mean for your benefits and eligibility? Here’s what to know as changing policies transform the way Medicare operates.
If you’re struggling with poor sleep — both quality and quantity — you should start by improving your sleep hygiene, the habits and practices necessary to have a good sleep. One of the best ways to do this is through your mattress. Most people spend an average of seven to eight hours every single day on their mattress. That’s 34 percent of your day! If your mattress is old and uncomfortable, it’s probably time to replace it.
The way that we research and purchase life insurance is changing. Now, a lot of research can be conducted online, so policies are changing to keep up with demand — which is helping make life insurance a reality for more people. To help reassure you that life insurance companies are on your side, here’s a look at some of the top life insurance options for 2019.
Even though many of us treat our pets like members of the family, only four percent of dog owners and one percent of cat owners have pet insurance. These animals, who are our daily companions for years or even decades, are vulnerable to illness and accidents just like humans. Anyone who would like to save money in case of an emergency should consider pet insurance a necessity. Pet insurance covers some or all your pet’s emergency medical bills and will cover costs associated with a lost or missing pet.
Statistics paint a disturbing picture about the ever-escalating costs of health care. The fear of rising costs is complicated by the fear of losing medical deductions under Trump’s tax plan. Middle-class citizens are especially concerned about their ability to deduct medical expenses.