Monthly Archives: January 2011

Could You Be Missing Out On Medical Benefits?

Many people are unaware of all the medical benefits that they are eligible for.

Although many of the programs apply to individuals over age 65 or those with limited income, that is not always the case.  Anyone can stand to gain by checking it out.

Here are three great resources for finding benefits that you might not have known about . . .

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Response to “Dicker With Your Doc?”

In further discussion on how individuals can reduce the cost of their care, Jesse Gruman, PhD posted an article, “Dicker With Your Doc?  Not So Fast . . .” at the Health Care Blog.

Below is my response . . .

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It Requires Not a Medical Degree to Disarm the Costeopath

The recent Costs of Care essay contest prompted me to see how I alone might be able to reduce healthcare costs.

For one month, starting the first day of the contest, I decided to find out what a single physician could achieve by actively working to reduce patients’ medical expenses.

I was surprised and quite pleased with the outcome, and the beauty of it was that the individuals could have done it themselves with the right knowledge and resources.

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Response to New York Times “Haggling With Your Doctor” Article

The recent post “How To Haggle With Your Doctor” in the New York Times prompted many thought-provoking comments by readers. 

I decided to put my two cents in, as well . . .

Wow!  This brief article has elicited emotions and accusations from all directions.  The submitted comments highlight both the significance of healthcare costs and heated frustrations with the complexity of the payment system.

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