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UnitedHealth commits $1.5 billion for premium rebates and new cost-sharing waivers

UnitedHealth Group announced Thursday it will provide $1.5 billion in direct financial relief for its customers in the form of premium rebates for consumers on individual…

COVID Tests Are Free, Except When They’re Not By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez APRIL 29, 2020

CONSUMER BEWARE………..MAKE SURE YOU CHALLENGE YOUR INSURE COMPANY IF YOU  GET A BILL RELATING TO THE CORONAVIRUS!!!!   Even before a novel virus swept around…

Telehealth Will Be Free, No Copays, They Said. But Angry Patients Are Getting Billed.

Karen Taylor had been coughing for weeks when she decided to see a doctor in early April. COVID-19 cases had just exceeded 5,000 in Texas,…

Are You a Healthcare Prisoner in the Big Pharma Prison? “Follow the Money” and Find Out.

As we further explore the healthcare consumer in a healthcare prison, Big Pharma is an area we need to review and explore because companies are…

Escaping the Healthcare Prison; Are You a Healthcare Prisoner?

If one would judge by the rhetoric and lip-service coming from the healthcare industry, all is fine and getting better. The reality, however, is the…

THE HEALTHCARE PATIENT VERSUS THE HEALTHCARE CONSUMER

Today, we define a healthcare patient as receiving healthcare services; we define a healthcare consumer as making healthcare choices.  Undoubtedly a very big difference that…

IS HEALTHCARE CONSUMERISM REAL?

Yes, it is and…. Healthcare Consumerism is rapidly growing.  This is evidenced by employers, insurance companies and healthcare providers forcing the healthcare consumer to become…

Did Your Health Insurance Company Deny Your Bill?

I have experienced denied claims and they can be very frightening and frustrating. My first reaction was how is this possible when I pay for…

Do you understand Healthcare Pricing?

I have gone to doctors offices, laboratories and hospital to receive services without a clue how much the services cost.  Healthcare is the only industry…

Employers Shifting Health Costs to Employee

    I, like all healthcare consumer, shop for health insurance. In my case, I look at Medicare Advantage Plan. Regardless what type of health…

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