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The Tonic Guide to Healthcare

A comprehensive, easy-to-follow FAQ about getting medical care, whether you have good insurance, bad insurance, or no insurance at all.
Tonic Editors
2 days ago
mental health

Judges Are Forcing People to Get Mental Health Treatment But We Still Don't Know if It Works

Nearly every state in the US allows courts to force people with severe mental illnesses into outpatient treatment. But critics argue these controversial intervention programs don't address underlying problems in behavioral health services.
Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News
11.12.18
healthcare guides

24 Health Insurance Terms Explained in Plain English

Learn what premiums, deductibles, copays are and how they work together.
Susan Rinkunas
11.9.18
healthcare guides

How to Get Started on Your Gender Transition

Everything you need to know about insurance coverage of transgender and gender non-binary medical care.
Gaines Blasdel
11.8.18
healthcare guides

This Is How to Get Health Insurance to Cover Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Although the Affordable Care Act is supposed to guarantee addiction treatment to anyone with insurance, people with opioid addictions still face a dysfunctional system.
Maia Szalavitz
11.6.18
healthcare guides

How to Use Your Insurance to Get Free Birth Control

And what to do if you don't have insurance but still don't want babies.
Jessica Migala
11.1.18
healthcare guides

How to Find an Affordable Therapist

If you're on a tight budget, there are still a wide range of options to help you see a psychiatrist, psychologist, or mental health counselor.
Cindy Kuzma
10.29.18
healthcare

Trump’s Latest Hire Could Dictate Where Women Get Their Healthcare

Mary Mayhew could block women from using their Medicaid insurance at reproductive health clinics for birth control and STD testing if the clinic also provides abortion.
Susan Rinkunas
10.22.18
healthcare guides

15 Practical Questions About Getting an Abortion

From how much it costs to whether insurance covers it.
Garnet Henderson
10.19.18
healthcare

Cancer Treatment Can Make People Infertile, But Insurance Companies Aren't Always Willing to Help

If young people with cancer want to have kids later, they might have to pay out of pocket for things like egg retrieval, egg and sperm storage, and treatments like IVF.
Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
10.12.18
Doctor's Note

When a Single Choice Is Life or Death for Your Patient

A doctor is faced with a devastating decision.
Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD
10.2.18
healthcare

Med Students Are Working Together to Make Healthcare More Progressive

At a recent conference, attendees gave each other advice about how to advocate for single-payer and get better reproductive education at conservative medical schools.
Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News
9.28.18