Insurance

therapy diaries

Trying to Fix My Own Mental Health Issues Was a Huge Mistake

“I was sitting in my room doing my nightly guided meditation before bed, and this sudden feeling of doom and dread sucked into my chest."
Tonic Editors
1.25.19
healthcare guides

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
12.11.18
disability

Everything You Need to Know Before Getting a Service Dog

Here's who qualifies for a service dog, how to apply for one, and what tasks they can be trained to do.
Cindy Kuzma
11.16.18
death

You Need a Will Even if You're Young and Healthy

Here's the first step.
Knvul Sheikh
4.3.18
lawsuits

Aetna to Pay $17 Million After Mailers Revealed Names of People Taking HIV Meds [Updated]

The company will pay damages to people taking drugs to treat or prevent HIV and received letters that made this information visible.
Jesse Hicks
1.18.18
healthcare

Preventing HIV Is a Matter of Privilege

How revolutionary is PrEP if vulnerable communities don't even have access to it?
Matthew Terrell
12.28.17
money

Here’s Who Should Get a Health Plan With a High Deductible

Money matters more than your health history.
Jessica Migala
12.1.17
healthcare

Why Do We Have Health Insurance Companies Anyway?

Some doctors argue that their patients would fare better paying out of pocket.
Vishal Khetpal
10.13.17
healthcare

What It’s Like to Be a Cancer Patient on the Obamacare Repeal Rollercoaster

Laura Packard buys her own health insurance. This year has been hell.
Susan Rinkunas
9.27.17
Tonic Talks

T-Boz is Not Here for People Trolling Her About Illness or Trump

The T in TLC, a sickle cell disease advocate, talks about managing chronic illness and as well as her haters.
Rajul Punjabi
9.14.17
Trumped

Trump Admin Vows to Stabilize Insurance Market, Then Moves to Destabilize It

Trump has made no secret of his plan to “let Obamacare implode, then deal,” regardless of how many people get hurt along the way. Now they're slashed funding for Obamacare outreach by 90 percent.
Jesse Hicks
9.1.17
healthcare

Please Don’t Gut Obamacare Out of Spite, Donald Trump

"The medical system had chewed me up and spit me out."
Kristine Kimmel
8.1.17
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