As people age, their ability to focus on objects up close deteriorates. This condition, called presbyopia, generally starts in the mid-40s. The New York Times’  ‘Patient Money’ column explains treatment options and how to pay for them. Read more
People with pre-existing medical conditions typically struggle to find individual health insurance. But there are now alternatives in every state: a government-run plan for these ”high-risk”  consumers. The insurance pools in Georgia and other states have arisen from the new health reform law. But there are restrictions in enrolling... Read more
Many consumers with private insurance have PPOs that allow them to go to doctors and hospitals not in the health plan’s network. But going out of network, while providing some coverage, can still be a costly alternative. The New York Times’ Patient Money series focuses on how patients can... Read more
Chronic pain can be debilitating, and finding the right treatment challenging. The Patient Money column of the New York Times guides you through the financial, medical and insurance questions that you face in dealing with pain that doesn’t go away. Read more
Have a 2011 resolution to get in shape, but can’t afford the high fees at a fitness club? The New York Times explores some ways to get fit and save money at the same time. Read more

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