Does My Doctor Take My Insurance?

It should be easy to figure out whether your doctor takes your insurance. But as everyone knows, it rarely is. Your doctor is either in-network (meaning they take your insurance based on in-network pricing), or they don’t (meaning they will charge you full price, which counts against your out-of-network deductible, which you are unlikely to […]

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Teaching Hospitals Are Expensive Places to Get Healthcare Services

From the New York Times: Perhaps not evident to many patients, there are two kinds of hospitals — teaching and nonteaching — and a raging debate about which is better. Teaching hospitals, affiliated with medical schools, are the training grounds for the next generation of physicians. They cost more. The debate is over whether their […]

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Over-Use of Specialists Is One Of The Biggest Drivers Of High Healthcare Costs

From the NY Times: The Affordable Care Act was misnamed; it should have been called the Access to Unaffordable Care Act. In 2015 health care spending reached $3.2 trillion — $10,000 for every man, woman and child in America. While our health care system is the most expensive in the world by far, on many […]

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