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January 6, 2017
They both had shoulder pain, persistent despite weeks of physical therapy. Both received MRI examinations at reputable radiology facilities, looking for things like rotator cuff tears, labral disruptions and other anatomical abnormalities. What was different was the price they paid … Continue reading →
The post Are Your Healthcare Prices Outrageous? Here’s What Happens When Prices Come Out Of The Dark appeared first on PeterUbel.com.
June 28, 2016
Here is a picture from the Kaiser Family Foundation showing which Americans were most likely to report problems paying medical bills last year. The sad news is that just about any way you divide it, a hell of a lot … Continue reading →
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April 29, 2016
Sometimes in my research on physician/patient communication, I come across a doctor who is so good with her patients, I have to share their bedside manner with you. The most recent example is a (to remain unnamed) oncologist in the … Continue reading →
The post Here’s How a Great Doctor Helps Her Patient Make a Cost-Conscious Treatment Decision appeared first on PeterUbel.com.
April 18, 2016
I post pretty regularly on out-of-pocket medical expenses, a topic I’ve been conducting research on, and one that will fit centrally into the new book I’m writing. Most often when people think about paying for medical care, they think about … Continue reading →
The post The Bills People Struggle to Pay appeared first on PeterUbel.com.
April 13, 2016
With increasing frequency, Americans are purchasing health insurance plans that require high out-of-pocket costs. Chief among those costs are deductibles, the amount of money a person or family must spend out-of-pocket on medical care in a year before their health … Continue reading →
The post Inflation Crawls While Deductibles Sprint Ahead appeared first on PeterUbel.com.
February 18, 2016
Healthcare is often really costly. And with increasing frequency, a significant chunk of those costs is being passed on to patients in the form of high deductibles, copays, or other out-of-pocket expenses. As a result, millions of Americans struggle to … Continue reading →
The post Talking To Your Doctor About Out-Of-Pocket Costs Can Save You Money appeared first on PeterUbel.com.
February 15, 2016
Old news – healthcare costs are rising again. Older news – healthcare costs have been rising, faster than inflation, for most of the last half-century. Newer news – those costs are increasingly being born by employees rather than employers. Here’s … Continue reading →
The post Sticking It to the… Employee! appeared first on PeterUbel.com.
February 5, 2016
The Commonwealth Fund recently circulated information on the widespread difficulty many Americans have paying for their medical care, even when they have insurance. Burdened by high co-pays and high coinsurance rates, these out-of-pocket expenses are putting people on the financial … Continue reading →
The post Stingy Insurance + Low Income = Bad Combination appeared first on PeterUbel.com.
February 2, 2016
In case you missed it, I am recirculating a picture put together by the Kaiser Family Foundation , which reveals two unsettling facts about health insurance in United States. First, the cost of employer-based health insurance has risen 61% since … Continue reading →
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October 8, 2015
According to figures from the Kaiser Family Foundation, one of the best sources of reliable health policy information, the majority of Americans will have to exhaust all their “liquid assets” to cover medical expenses, if they reach the maximum out-of-pocket … Continue reading →
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