Top 10 Best Books to Read in Health Insurance - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Health Insurance. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+: Winning Strategies to Make Your Money Last a Lifetime


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Health Insurance - August 2021

The instant NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER USA TODAY BESTSELLER THE PATH TO YOUR ULTIMATE RETIREMENT STARTS RIGHT HERE! Retirement today is more complex than ever before. It is most definitely not your par­ents' retirement. You will have to make deci­sions that weren't even part of the picture a generation ago. Without a clear-cut path to manage the money you've saved, you may feel like you're all on your own. Except you're not—because Suze Orman has your back. Suze is America's most recognized per­sonal finance expert for a reason. She's been dispensing actionable advice for years to people seeking financial security. Now, in  The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+ , she gives you the no-nonsense advice and practical tools you need to plan wisely for your retirement in today's ever-changing landscape. You'll find new rules for downsizing, spending wisely, delaying Social Security benefits, and more-starting where you are right now. Suze knows money decisions are never just about money. She understands your hopes, your fears, your wishes, and your desires for your own life as well as for your loved ones. She will guide you on how to let go of regret and fear, and with her unparal­leled knowledge and unique empathy, she will reveal practical and personal steps so you can always live your Ultimate Retirement life. "I wrote this book for you," Suze says. "The worried, the fearful, the anxious. I know you need help navigating the road ahead. I've helped steer people toward happy and secure retirements my whole life, and that's exactly what I want to do for you."

  • Author: Suze Orman
  • Publisher: Hay House; 1st edition (February 1, 1920)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Personal Finance
  • ISBN: 978-1401959920
  • Dimensions: 5.75 x 0.98 x 8.75 inches

                 

2. 10 Costly Medicare Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Health Insurance - August 2021

Don't make decisions about your Medicare coverage without reading this book! #1 Best Selling Book in Less than 48-Hours After Reading This Book, You Will: Know what Medicare pitfalls exist and how to expertly avoid them Be ready to make the major Medicare decisions Be knowledgeable on the costly penalties and how to steer clear Who This Book is For: ✓ New to Medicare - This book will help anyone approaching Medicare eligibility at age 65 who needs to learn the basics and is afraid of making a mistake that will result in penalties or inadequate healthcare coverage ✓ Retiring after 65 - Perhaps you have worked past age 65 and maintained employer coverage but now you are retiring and want to successfully transition from group health insurance cover to Medicare as your primary coverage. This book will show you the exact steps to take while also sidestepping unexpected (and often undeserved) late enrollment penalties. ✓ Beneficiaries Facing Indecision - Get this book if It's time for you to make a choice between a Medigap plan (Medicare supplement) and Medicare Advantage but you find yourself torn and aren't sure which route would be a better fit for you. ✓ Confused by Election Periods C - Are all the various Medicare election periods making your head spin? This book carefully explains what changes and plan selections you can make during the various election periods and more importantly, what those election periods WON'T give you that you probably expect. ✓ Adult Children and Caregivers - If you find yourself in a situation where you need to help your parents make Medicare coverage decisions but have no idea how Medicare works, this book will be immensely helpful to you. Every year thousands of seniors make big mistakes during their Medicare enrollment that can result in expensive penalties and untold hours of hassle and headaches. While some of these mistakes are fixable, others can affect you for the rest of your life. In 10 Costly Medicare Mistakes, Medicare expert Danielle K. Roberts exposes the most common pitfalls that new to Medicare beneficiaries unwittingly make and shares how to expertly avoid them. As a Medicare expert and co-founder at Boomer Benefits, Danielle has spent the last 15 years helping thousands of Medicare beneficiaries learn how to navigate their entry into Medicare. Her goal has always been to make the entry into Medicare and enrollment process easier for ordinary Americans. This is no small task as most Americans spend their entire working lives having their healthcare plans chosen for them by their employers. Now suddenly they have to try to make sense of a huge national healthcare program that has 4 parts, 10 supplements, and thousands of plan options. To make matters worse, Medicare beneficiaries who get it wrong up front can find themselves paying penalties they don't deserve and being trapped in plans that don't fit their needs, lifestyle, or budget. In 10 Costly Medicare Mistakes, Danielle guides new beneficiaries through the key decisions they'll need to make at the beginning of their journey while also helping them expertly avoid the most common and costly mistakes that new beneficiaries often make.  Readers can also get a free copy of helpful Medicare guides, charts, PDFs, and custom calendars that will help you to manage your Medicare. Order Your Copy Today! Steer clear of the bank-breaking Medicare mistakes.

  • Author: Danielle Kunkle Roberts
  • Publisher: Roselane Publishing; 2nd ed. edition (September 23, 2020)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
  • ISBN: 978-1735378619
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches

                 

3. Medicare For Dummies


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Health Insurance - August 2021

Medicare made simple   Medicare brings valuable benefits to more than 58 million people and growing, but most of us don’t even know the basics of how Medicare can work best for us. That’s where  Medicare For Dummies, 4 th  Edition  comes in, explaining how this complex system functions and helping you confidently navigate your way through the maze to get the most out of your coverage.  This indispensable resource untangles Medicare in friendly, straightforward language. Step by step, you’ll learn when and how to enroll, ways to avoid costly mistakes, and how to find the plan that brings the most benefit to you and your family.   Reduce out-of-pocket expenses  Know your rights and protections  Choose the best policy for you  Using this reassuring and comprehensive guide, you’ll be able to get the answers to all your questions, find guidance on how to act―and then get on with getting the benefits you need.

  • Author: Patricia Barry
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 4th edition (October 20, 2020)
  • Genre: Business & Money, Insurance
  • ISBN: 978-1119689935
  • Dimensions: 7.2 x 1 x 9.1 inches

                 

4. The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care--and How to Fix It


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Health Insurance - August 2021

New York Times bestseller Business Book of the Year --Association of Business Journalists From the New York Times bestselling author comes an eye-opening, urgent look at America’s broken health care system--and the people who are saving it --now with a new Afterword by the author. "A must-read for every American." --Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief, FORBES One in five Americans now has medical debt in collections and rising health care costs today threaten every small business in America. Dr. Makary, one of the nation’s leading health care experts, travels across America and details why health care has become a bubble. Drawing from on-the-ground stories, his research, and his own experience, The Price We Pay paints a vivid picture of the business of medicine and its elusive money games in need of a serious shake-up. Dr. Makary shows how so much of health care spending goes to things that have nothing to do with health and what you can do about it. Dr. Makary challenges the medical establishment to remember medicine’s noble heritage of caring for people when they are vulnerable. The Price We Pay offers a road map for everyday Americans and business leaders to get a better deal on their health care, and profiles the disruptors who are innovating medical care. The movement to restore medicine to its mission, Makary argues, is alive and well--a mission that can rebuild the public trust and save our country from the crushing cost of health care.

  • Author: Marty Makary MD M.D. MD
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing; Reprint edition (June 8, 2021)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
  • ISBN: 978-1635575910
  • Dimensions: 5.58 x 0.85 x 8.24 inches

                 

5. An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Health Insurance - August 2021

A  New York Times bestseller/ Washington Post Notable Book of 2017/NPR Best Books of 2017/ Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2017  "This book will serve as the definitive guide to the past and future of health care in America.” — Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of  The Emperor of All Maladies  and  The Gene    At a moment of drastic political upheaval, An American Sickness is a shocking investigation into our dysfunctional healthcare system - and offers practical solutions to its myriad problems. In these troubled times, perhaps no institution has unraveled more quickly and more completely than American medicine. In only a few decades, the medical system has been overrun by organizations seeking to exploit for profit the trust that vulnerable and sick Americans place in their healthcare. Our politicians have proven themselves either unwilling or incapable of reining in the increasingly outrageous costs faced by patients, and market-based solutions only seem to funnel larger and larger sums of our money into the hands of corporations. Impossibly high insurance premiums and inexplicably large bills have become facts of life; fatalism has set in. Very quickly Americans have been made to accept paying more for less. How did things get so bad so fast? Breaking down this monolithic business into the individual industries—the hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, and drug manufacturers—that together constitute our healthcare system, Rosenthal exposes the recent evolution of American medicine as never before. How did healthcare, the caring endeavor, become healthcare, the highly profitable industry? Hospital systems, which are managed by business executives, behave like predatory lenders, hounding patients and seizing their homes. Research charities are in bed with big pharmaceutical companies, which surreptitiously profit from the donations made by working people. Patients receive bills in code, from entrepreneurial doctors they never even saw.  The system is in tatters, but we can fight back. Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal doesn't just explain the symptoms, she diagnoses and treats the disease itself. In clear and practical terms, she spells out exactly how to decode medical doublespeak, avoid the pitfalls of the pharmaceuticals racket, and get the care you and your family deserve. She takes you inside the doctor-patient relationship and to hospital C-suites, explaining step-by-step the workings of a system badly lacking transparency. This is about what we can do, as individual patients, both to navigate the maze that is American healthcare and also to demand far-reaching reform.  An American Sickness is the frontline defense against a healthcare system that no longer has our well-being at heart.

  • Author: Elisabeth Rosenthal
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (March 13, 2018)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
  • ISBN: 978-0143110859
  • Dimensions: 5.45 x 0.91 x 8.4 inches

                 



6. Never Pay the First Bill: And Other Ways to Fight the Health Care System and Win


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Health Insurance - August 2021

From award-winning ProPublica reporter Marshall Allen, a primer for anyone who wants to fight the predatory health-care system - and win. Every year, millions of Americans are overcharged and underserved while the health-care industry makes record profits. We know something is wrong, but the layers of bureaucracy designed to discourage complaints make pushing back seem impossible. At least, this is what the health-care power players want you to think. Never Pay the First Bill is the guerilla guide to health care the American people and employers need. Drawing on 15 years of investigating the health-care industry, reporter Marshall Allen shows how companies and individuals have managed to force medical providers to play fair and shows how you can, too. He reveals the industry's pressure points and how companies and individuals have fought overbilling, price gouging, insurance denials, and more to get the care they deserve. Laying out a practical plan for protecting yourself against the system's predatory practices, Allen offers the inspiration you need and tried-and-true strategies such as: Analyze and contest your medical bills, so you don't pay more than you should Obtain the billing codes for a procedure in advance Write in an appropriate treatment clause before signing financial documents Get your way by suing in small claims court Few politicians and CEOs have been willing to stand up to the medical industry. It is up to the American people to equip ourselves to fight back for the sake of our families - and everyone else. This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF that contains sample letters, advice, and more resources from the printed book.   PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

  • Author: Marshall Allen
  • Genre: Business & Money, Insurance, Health

                 

7. Get What's Yours for Medicare: Maximize Your Coverage, Minimize Your Costs (The Get What's Yours Series)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Health Insurance - August 2021

A coauthor of the New York Times bestselling guide to Social Security Get What’s Yours authors an essential companion to explain Medicare, the nation’s other major benefit for older Americans. Learn how to maximize your health coverage and save money. Social Security provides the bulk of most retirees’ income and Medicare guarantees them affordable health insurance. But few people know what Medicare covers and what it doesn’t, what it costs, and when to sign up. Nor do they understand which parts of Medicare are provided by the government and how these work with private insurance plans—Medicare Advantage, drug insurance, and Medicare supplement insurance. Do you understand Medicare’s parts A, B, C, D? Which Part D drug plan is right and how do you decide? Which is better, Medigap or Medicare Advantage? What do you do if Medicare denies payment for a procedure that your doctor says you need? How do you navigate the appeals process for denied claims? If you’re still working or have a retiree health plan, how do those benefits work with Medicare? Do you know about the annual enrollment period for Medicare, or about lifetime penalties for late enrollment, or any number of other key Medicare rules? Health costs are the biggest unknown expense for older Americans, who are turning sixty-five at the rate of 10,000 a day. Understanding and navigating Medicare is the best way to save health care dollars and use them wisely. In Get What’s Yours for Medicare , retirement expert Philip Moeller explains how to understand all these important choices and make the right decisions for your health and wealth now—and for the future.

  • Author: Philip Moeller
  • Genre: Business & Money, Personal Finance

                 

8. Maximize Your Medicare: 2020-2021 Edition: Qualify for Benefits, Protect Your Health, and Minimize Your Costs


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Health Insurance - August 2021

"A must-read for both current and future retirees." --Robert Powell,  Retirement Daily I ncludes the Most Up-to-Date Information for 2020-2021 Confused by Medicare? Get answers from Maximize Your Medicare , an informative guide by nationally recognized expert Jae W. Oh. Maximize Your Medicare helps readers understand how and what to choose when deciding on Medicare options. This book shows readers how to: Enroll in Medicare and avoid never-ending penalties Compare Medigap vs. Medicare Advantage Discern the differences among Parts A, B, and D Increase benefits every year Avoid costly errors Deal with special circumstances Get the most from the plan Written in a clear and concise style, Maximize Your Medicare is a vital resource for every American aged sixty-five or older, as well as for their families and care coordinators. Send proof of purchase to info@gh2benefits.com in order to receive the Maximize Your Medicare Newsletter with frequent updates which are vital for Medicare beneficiaries!

  • Author: Jae Oh MBA
  • Publisher: Allworth; 1st edition (January 7, 2020)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1621537540
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches

                 

9. The United States Healthcare System: Overview, Driving Forces, and Outlook for the Future


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Health Insurance - August 2021

The complexity of the United States healthcare system is well known, as are its challenges and shortcomings. A vital task in the years ahead will be to transition the system toward a new paradigm—one that more effectively balances quality, costs, and access to support the overall well-being of the American people. The United States Healthcare System: Overview, Driving Forces, and Outlook for the Future is intended for the healthcare professionals who will lead the transformation to optimized health and healthcare solutions. The book presents a broad overview of the system’s numerous components, assesses the historical influences that brought us to our present state, and examines the trends and emerging opportunities through which we can attain a better future. The book’s chapters establish a firm knowledge base for each topic while also inviting deeper discussion and further exploration. Collectively, they aim to foster a thorough, multidimensional understanding of how the healthcare system functions, how it has evolved, and how it can be improved.

  • Author: Stephen L. Wagner
  • Publisher: AUPHA/HAP Book; 1st edition (September 1, 1920)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1640551657

                 

10. Priced Out: The Economic and Ethical Costs of American Health Care


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Health Insurance - August 2021

From a giant of health care policy, an engaging and enlightening account of why American health care is so expensive―and why it doesn't have to be Uwe Reinhardt was a towering figure and moral conscience of health care policy in the United States and beyond. Famously bipartisan, he advised presidents and Congress on health reform and originated central features of the Affordable Care Act. In Priced Out , Reinhardt offers an engaging and enlightening account of the U.S. health care system, explaining why it costs so much more and delivers so much less than the systems of every other advanced country, why this situation is morally indefensible, and how we might improve it. Drawing on the best evidence, he guides readers through the chaotic, secretive, and inefficient way America pays for health care, dispelling the confusion, ignorance, myths, and misinformation that hinder effective reform.

  • Author: Uwe E. Reinhardt
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press (September 1, 2020)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
  • ISBN: 978-0691208534
  • Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.8 x 7.9 inches