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Waste in Healthcare
March 10, 2015
Waste in Healthcare

The waste seen in the U.S. healthcare industry cannot be reduced to simply one problem. It is, instead, a wide range of issues which indicate that the healthcare system’s health is in need of as much of a checkup and overhaul as any health-related issue it hopes to address. What exactly are the problems with…

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New Hospital Policies That Affect Healthcare Pricing
March 4, 2015
New Hospital Policies That Affect Healthcare Pricing

In the midst of many public complaints about the high costs of healthcare in the U.S., there are new hospital policies that are affecting healthcare pricing. Keeping current on these hospital policies helps consumers understand what protections and rights they are allowed as well as any controversies about the policies.   Disclosure Policy on How…

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How to Respond to the Denial of Your Health Claim
February 27, 2015
How to Respond to the Denial of Your Health Claim

The word “denial” is a tough one to swallow, particularly when it applies to your health insurance claim. However, just because your health insurance carrier denies your claim does not mean you do not have any other options. Here are some helpful tips on how to respond to a claim denial, which could increase your…

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America’s Bitter Pill Renews Interest in Time Magazine Article
February 4, 2015
America’s Bitter Pill Renews Interest in Time Magazine Article

Steven Brill, a well-known American journalist who wrote the groundbreaking 2013 Time Magazine feature “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills are Killing Us”, has just released his newest book – a sequel of sorts to the Time article. “America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix our Broken Healthcare System” attempts to…

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When Do I Need Help With My Medical Bills?
January 31, 2015
When Do I Need Help With My Medical Bills?

Medical bills can be very expensive, but trying to understand them can be almost as stressful as having to pay them. Unfortunately, medical billing errors are all too common, which means that you can lose a lot of money if you aren’t able to decipher your bills correctly. Asking for help understanding medical bills can…

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Why Affordable Care Act Enrollment Numbers Remain Low
December 17, 2014
Why Affordable Care Act Enrollment Numbers Remain Low

The whole nation knew that unveiling the Affordable Care Act would be a process with an unpredictable outcome. Between questions over whether peoples’ old plans would fit the framework of the ACA, to lawsuits debating whether the individual care mandate should be considered a tax or not, to major technological issues hampering enrollment, there simply…

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Price Gouging: Real Life Instances
November 25, 2014
Price Gouging: Real Life Instances

In a recent article entitled “Are We Getting Gouged on Health Care Costs?” numerous instances of price gouging are described within the healthcare field along with data to support the research and findings. The title of the article was designed to catch the reader’s attention. Is there still a question of whether or not we…

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Medical Debt Overview
November 15, 2014
Medical Debt Overview

According to data from NerdWallet, an estimated 56 million Americans have problems paying for medical debt. The ability to access health insurance is increasing with the Affordable Care Act, so many are left wondering why they struggle to afford their medical care. The costs are often associated with ongoing confusion about insurance plans, individuals still…

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Ebola: Opportunities for Murky Billing Practices
November 11, 2014
Ebola: Opportunities for Murky Billing Practices

Despite the fact that only one person in America has died because of the Ebola virus, citizens, the media and government entities have devoted a massive amount of time, money and concern to the possibility of the disease spreading to other people. The disease reportedly can only be spread through direct contact with bodily fluids…

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Cost Woes Continue Keeping Patients Away from the Doctor
October 30, 2014
Cost Woes Continue Keeping Patients Away from the Doctor

One year after the roll out of the Affordable Care Act, widely known as Obamacare, the debate still rages. Is it working to make healthcare coverage more affordable for millions of Americans? Is it inadvertently preventing employers from hiring full-time employees due to new regulations for businesses? Overall, is it helping Americans find affordable health…

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