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Emergency Room Alternatives

Emergency Room Alternatives

If you have a minor ailment, don't head to the E.R. or your wallet will be hurting too. You have better alternatives.

The #1 Way To Prevent Identity Theft at Medical Offices

Identity theft at doctor's offices, hospitals, and other medical providers is booming. But there is a way to protect yourself… The Identity Theft Resource Center reports almost half of all identity theft now is happening at medical providers like the ones just mentioned. There are many reasons why medical identity ...

Easy Way To Save Money on Health Care

Your access to health care is getting easier in America today. I've talked in the past about "nurse-in-a-box clinics" at retail storefronts that offer care 7 days a week from nurse practitioners. BusinessWeek reports 16 of 50 states allow nurse practitioners to practice as primary care providers without restrictions. In ...

How To Avoid Fraud With Herbal Supplements

Do you take herbal supplements? The sad news is you might not be getting what you pay for... In a study published in the journal BMC Medicine, Canadian researchers tested 44 bottles of herbal supplements bought in Canada and the United States. A full one-third of the samples tested were ...

More employers are setting up private exchanges

In the midst of the Obamacare rollout, more retirees are being offloaded to health exchanges by their prior employers. Even though this comes in synch with the Affordable Care Act, this move actually has nothing to do with Obamacare! IBM kicked off this trend and now Time Warner has gotten ...

Obamacare / Affordable Care Act Guide

I know whenever I talk about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), it is a political fault line in the country. Even though I have views that differ from the law of the land, it is my duty and responsibility to explain how it works and how ...

A closer look at concierge medicine

In an effort to circumvent health insurance headaches, some doctors have switched to cash-only practices and are saving their patients big bucks in the process. reports there are a small handful of physicians around the country who have set up membership-based programs that offer discounts on services to customers. ...

12 Things You Need To Know About Obamacare Before 2014

The new Obamacare regulations can be a confusing maze to navigate. Should you set yourself up on We all know how well that site has been working the past few months. When do we need insurance by? What are these penalties you keep hearing about? Well, I sat down ...

Obamacare facts: How to use the health care exchanges

Now that glitches in the rollout of Obamacare have been fixed, it's safe to get back in the water and shop for health coverage again. The health care exchanges are now, for the most part, working fine. I just filled out 3 screens and got rate quotes in about a ...

Flexible Spending Accounts to be more flexible

Flexible Spending Accounts to be more flexible

Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) are a use-it-or-lose-it way to pay for medical expenses with pre-tax dollars. But new rules could take some of the risk out of the picture.

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