Tag Archives: Health Care

Medicare Opt-Out: Greedy Doctors or Good Business?

Quit Medicare – here’s how.   Recently I received a medical journal informing doctors how to opt-out of Medicare. At least for now, doctors are permitted to make this decision.    What is opting-out anyway?   To receive payment through … Continue reading

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Know what you’re NOT paying for – Unpopular positions – Part 2

Image via Wikipedia Healthcare spending cannot be controlled unless everyone has a stake in it.  And people can’t have a stake in it unless they know what things cost. The patients most aware of costs are those who pay themselves … Continue reading

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Other people’s money – Unpopular positions – Part 1

Image via Wikipedia   As long as we’re all spending other people’s money, health care spending will never decrease. Why bother to ask the price of a CAT scan if you’re not the one paying? So what if an MRI … Continue reading

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Ten ways to save money on tootsies

Image via Wikipedia One money-saving tip for each toe: For one big toe: Gout. You don’t need prescription medication to treat gout (usually). Save yourself an office visit by using OTC anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, naproxen, or aspirin for … Continue reading

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Save money on swimmer’s ear

Image via Wikipedia It’s the 4th of July! Of course, you go swimming. Unfortunately you come down with a case of swimmer’s ear. Your doctor orders a prescription. When you visit the pharmacy you can’t believe a little bottle of … Continue reading

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Save money by negotiating charges

Image via Wikipedia   It’s one thing to think your doctor charges too much.   It’s another to know what doctors charge, on average. Did you know doctors are not permitted to compare fees?  The fear is this might lead … Continue reading

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Save money by being an empowered patient

Image via Wikipedia Just what is an Empowered Patient?  Being a patient is scary.  You want to trust your doctor, and yet . . . you’ve heard of patients getting the wrong medicine. you know of someone who died unexpectedly. … Continue reading

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Premiere Author Interview with Dr. Koelker

David English interviews Dr. Koelker regarding her book, 101 Ways to Save Money on Health Care at: Premier Author Interviews Tons of practical tips for everyday living How to get more from your time with your doctor How to save … Continue reading

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Save money on health reform

How will the Affordable Care Act of 2010 benefit currently uninsured individuals ages 19 to 29?  For starters, as of September 2010, young adults can remain on their parents’ health insurance up to age 26, even if they are married.  … Continue reading

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Welcome Back

    New – September 2010   After my entire blog was inadvertently deleted last week, I am starting over.  Many of my earlier posts will be updated and republished.  In the meantime, if you miss me, take a look … Continue reading

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