No matter the circumstances, unemployment can be stressful – and maybe even a little frightening. There are so many unknowns, right? Especially that moment when you realize you still need health insurance. But getting quality coverage is easier than you think, whether you’re looking for something temporary or long term. Let’s walk through all the different ways you can find, buy and enroll in affordable coverage while you’re unemployed.

Health insurance options when you become unemployed

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you’ll no longer have to face penalties for being uninsured. However, access to quality health care at an affordable price is still an important part of your overall well-being, especially if you have pre-existing conditions. But what about the insurance you had at your last job? Typically, employer-sponsored health coverage ends either on your last day of employment or the last day of the month in which you

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Researchers have found that coffee consumption can help reduce the higher risk of type 2 diabetes that women with a gestational diabetes history have.

One of the high-risk groups for type 2 diabetes is women who have suffered from diabetes while pregnant, commonly referred to as gestational diabetes. In comparison to generally healthy females, these women can have 10 times the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Existing research has determined that rather than sugar-sweetened and artificially-sweetened drinks, consuming 2 to 5 daily cups of either decaffeinated or caffeinated coffee is potentially a healthier alternative to help delay or prevent type 2 diabetes.

This is probably as a result of coffee’s bioactive components, such as naturally-occurring plant micronutrients known as polyphenols which can promote good health and are found in small quantities in plants and some foods, which include vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, and oils.

Although coffee seems to reduce

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As 2022 draws to a close, let us gaze back at some of the global health stories from the past 12 months. And while COVID-19 is undoubtedly still fresh in our minds, this year’s list contains some heartening indications of normalcy: offline classes, researchers reenergized their fieldwork, and people are back to their offices. Undoubtedly, there were reminders that COVID-19 and other public health threats still threaten us. But these success stories demonstrate that we can overcome even the most difficult health challenges by collaborating across boundaries and with a common goal. So here are a few…

1. Monkeypox Rise and Decline



A total of 80,000 cases of monkeypox were reported in 109 countries in 2022, which led to 36 fatalities. Hmmm….this year’s outbreaks were the first on record for most of these nations. Globally, the number of new infections began to decline by the end of August, and the

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In this year’s final episode, the editorial team behind the “An Arm and a Leg” podcast looks back on the stories from 2022 that hit close to home, including insulin pricing, surprise billing, and prenatal testing. Then, host Dan Weissmann shares updates on two court cases.

“An Arm and a Leg” is a co-production of KHN and Public Road Productions.

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Health insurance coverage is an important factor in making health care affordable and accessible to women. Among the 97.3 million women ages 19 to 64 residing in the U.S., most had some form of coverage in 2021. However, gaps in private sector and publicly-funded programs and lack of affordability left a little over one in ten women uninsured. Over the past decade, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has expanded access to affordable coverage through a combination of Medicaid expansions, private insurance reforms, and premium tax credits. This factsheet reviews major sources of coverage for women residing in the U.S. in 2021, as the coronavirus pandemic continued in the U.S. and globally, discusses the impact of the ACA on women’s coverage, and the coverage challenges that many women continue to face.

Sources of Health Insurance Coverage

Employer-Sponsored Insurance

Approximately 58.1 million women ages 19-64 (60%) received their health coverage from employer-sponsored

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