Your Guide to Understanding Health Care
- Save money while protecting your family from unforeseen medical bills.
- Discover surprising options that you probably don’t know you have.
- Save time because we did the research for you.
Decoding Health Insurance and the Alternatives: Options, Issues, and Tips for Saving Money
Health Insurance Literacy Is More Important Than You May Think
Research shows that people with higher health insurance literacy reported lower medical debt
- More than three-quarters of survey respondents misunderstood the meaning of coinsurance.
- Nearly half didn’t know what a health insurance copayment is.
- Over one in five reported they were confused by a medical bill.
Discover options you may not know you qualify for
Our easy-to-read book explains the myriad of health care options so you can make more informed choices.
Save money using our tips, with or without health insurance
Our non-partisan book contains useful information and money-saving tips that everyone should know to understand the options and make health care more affordable.
Save time finding answers to your health coverage questions
Our unbiased book is the product of many hours of expert research laid out in an easy-to-understand format.
High Medical Expenses Lead to Worry and Debt
Consider DHI your independent guide to helping you avoid unnecessary and unaffordable medical expenses so you can focus on living your best life.
We know you need up-to-date, accurate information in order to make the best health care coverage decisions for you and your family. But let’s face it, no one has time to research all of their options on their own. Now, you can stop feeling overwhelmed!
We wrote this guide to provide you with factual information on your health care coverage options, whether or not you have insurance!
This guide will help you:
- Avoid medical debt
- Decode the complicated health care system
- Save time and money
We Understand How Confusing All of Your Coverage Options Are. So We Decoded Them for You!
What people are saying…
“Decoding Health Insurance and the Alternatives is an indispensable guide for consumers and small businesses seeking health coverage and wanting to understand more about their options in this crazy quilt we call the U.S. healthcare system. Lauren Jahnke makes all types of health insurance and alternatives much more understandable—and the many money-saving tips and insights will prove valuable for anyone, with or without insurance.”
Lisa Duchon, PhD
Healthcare.gov Marketplace Counselor, Healthcare Consultant
“Employers struggle to manage healthcare options and costs even when aided by an army of professional brokers and consultants. For the individual, there are very few resources to help navigate the maze of the ever-changing healthcare landscape. Decoding Health Insurance and the Alternatives finally gives consumers the practical information they need to make informed choices for their personal circumstances by providing a comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to the available options, pros and cons of each, and how they work together. A must-read for anyone who is making healthcare decisions!”
Katherine Loranger, MBA, SPHR
Chief People Officer
Author Lauren R. Jahnke Has Over 20 Years of Health Policy Experience
Lauren Rivera Jahnke, MPAff, is a self-employed health care consultant in Austin, Texas. She has been researching and writing about health care policy and issues on the city, state, and national levels for over 20 years, including health insurance, health care reform, and health care disparities. Lauren completed federal training and assisted people with enrolling in individual marketplace health plans as a volunteer certified application counselor for one open enrollment period, which was very enlightening.
Lauren has a bachelor’s degree in biology, a master’s degree in public affairs, and a graduate certificate in public health (all from The University of Texas).
You can read more about Lauren in this Q&A with Lauren Jahnke, MPAff.
Learn Money-Savings Options and Facts You May Not Know
Our book guides you through a complicated landscape of health insurance options. Decoding Health Insurance and the Alternatives helps you choose benefits that are most important for you, without paying more than you have to. Watch this video to learn more.