Ep. 113: Health Insurance 101

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Summary: On today's episode, we're taking a quick look at the history of health insurance and the major health insurance components.<br> <br> <br> <br> We're back with our 113th episode of the Fed+Fit Podcast! Remember to check back every Monday for a new episode and be sure to subscribe on iTunes!<br> <br> Find us HERE on iTunes and be sure to "subscribe."<br> <br> <br> <br> <br> Episode 113 Sponsors<br> <br> Aaptiv - be sure to enter the promo code "FEDANDFIT" (one word, all caps) at checkout, and your first 30 days are on the house!<br> <br> Episode 113 Links<br> <br> <br> The Skimm (main site)<br> The Skimm No Excuses Healthcare<br> <br> Episode 113 Transcription<br> <br> Today’s show is brought to you by Aaptiv! Aaptiv is a fabulous app and robust online community that allows you access to top notch, motivating personal trainers who guide you through an audio-based workout that is timed to your choosing with fun, perfectly synchronized music. Like Netflix for fitness; Aaptiv gives members unlimited access to their entire bank of high-end, trainer-led workout classes. So if you’re looking for fresh, high quality, on the go, motivating workouts that adapt to your lifestyle, I highly recommend Aaptiv.<br> <br> In fact; if you head over to the curator playlists, you’ll see a familiar face! I chose 7 of my favorite Aaptiv workouts so that you can get a well-rounded mix of workouts that will take you from intense cardio to restorative serenity. And these are some of my favorite workouts to do when I’m traveling, or if I just have a spare 20 minutes between activities. And because they're the best, Aaptiv is even offering Fed and Fit listeners a free 30-day trial. When you sign up for a monthly subscription at www.Aaptiv.com; be sure to enter the promo code FEDANDFIT, one word, at checkout, and your first 30 days are on the house. <br> <br> Cassy Joy: Welcome back to another episode of the Fed and Fit podcast. My name is Cassy Joy Garcia. I am your host today. And I am excited about today's episode. So I have one of those moments, a fangirl moment, when I got an e-mail a while ago. I have been reading this Skimm; this is not a sponsored endorsement, so know that. This is just a true honest review. I have been a consumer of the Skimm for a while. It's kind of a setup as the newsletter, you plug your e-mail in and they send you daily newsletters with kind of little bite sized pieces of information of what kind of news is going on. And I really like the way that they phrase things. They make it really interesting and easier to understand. And I like having one single source for a piece of some of the news. It's more of just a highlight reel versus a fact-finding exercise. Though they do link to really great articles.<br> <br> Anyway, so I have been a consumer of this Skimm articles for a very long time, and they reached out letting me know that they are currently doing a no excuses campaign on health care. And the idea behind this campaign is they really want to help educate folks on what really is the landscape of health care right now, particularly in the United States. It’s ever changing it's very confusing. And so they asked if I was interested in participating in the campaign, and I said absolutely. And I thought that a great way to participate would be to do a dedicated podcast episode. So today's show is about healthcare 101.<br> <br> So what I've done is I have combined some of my research with the research that the Skimm has put together over on their website. And I will link, of course, to all of their fabulous resources that are really entertaining, full of great graphics. Makes it really fun to read. But I’ve combined our two powers that we had at our disposal to put together what I think is a really good overview of health care. Not only a history on health insurance in the country, which I found pretty interesting.