Category Archives: Costs & Finances

Exposing the Fallacy of Massive Drug Prices

This great article in The Atlantic magazine exposes the dishonesty and manipulations of the drug companies who claim they have to charge so much for their medicines. I hope a lot of politicians read it and then have the testicular fortitude to stand up to the Big Pharma lobby for the many sick and poor…
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There are many influences that impact our health. Certainly poverty is associated with poor health – but it seems the shock of suddenly becoming impoverished is a health hazard of its own. [caption id="attachment_2539" align="alignnone" width="496"] Dropping Net Worth Will Crush You[/caption]   Researchers at Northwest University looked at the finances and health of 9,000…
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The Medical Billing Discount That Isn’t

My friend Betty has a fantastic health insurance policy. The company saved her $15,107.98 on a bill of $17,892.55.       Betty had a fairly minor operation at a local hospital. Sufficiently minor that the insurance company thought it was worth only a measly $2,784.57 – or that was their “allowable charge.” So they…
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