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One strategy to overpriced hospital bills that is paying off; Don’t pay. Check out this Washington Post article

One strategy to overpriced hospital bills that is paying off; Don’t pay. Check out this Washington Post article. There is nothing I hate more than an overpriced hospital bill. I have firsthand experience with the rules that allow the greed, while we as consumers are threatened by their collection agency and other egregious tactics. A number of years ago, my wife visited her doctor in the doctors office and other than a biopsied sample, this was a well care checkup. We received two bills, one for services ($1200) and a second for a facility fee ($3200) for this typical 10 Read More »

What is the likelihood your next car accident is from a drugged driver?

What is the likelihood your next car accident is from a drugged driver? It is well known that prescription drug abuse has increased, especially with those suffering from chronic pain. Opioid usage has become a favorite topic in the news and many American’s are on some psychotropic drug. This has created a new phenomenon of driving under the influence of prescription drugs says the Washington Post. DUI or driving under the influence can be expensive if your drug of choice is alcohol, since there is legislation to protect the public if you drive drunk and are pulled over, however, do Read More »

Can a health care co-op be the answer to high healthcare costs? A story about a healthcare exchange, a small co-op and price transparency.

Can a health care co-op be the answer to high healthcare costs? A story about a healthcare exchange, a small co-op and price transparency. In NJ, if you tried and failed to buy health insurance on the national exchange that you can fully understand, you are not alone. Many reports show that healthcare costs are slowing, yet, each year, small employers are seeing their bills buying health insurance for themselves and their employees are going up. Many states set up their own exchanges so you can buy insurance, however, there have been many problems in some states, while others have Read More »

Washington Post reports on the rise of spinal fusion surgery due to financial incentives.

Washington Post reports on the rise of spinal fusion surgery due to financial incentives. As a chiropractor, we do everything to help someone avoid aggressive interventions such as spinal fusion surgery, which helps some but has a history of harming many who were poor candidates. When you visit a doctor with horrible pain, you want a solution, and when conservative solutions fail to relieve the pain (they do not solve every disc problem, but relieve most), sometimes surgery may be the best approach to bring long lasting relief. What if your doctors motives are their financial interests instead of yours? Read More »

Probiotics, digestion and other benefits you did not know existed. Some healthful info from the Washington Post

Probiotics, digestion and other benefits you did not know existed. Some healthful info from the Washington Post Probiotics are important elements in the gut for proper digestion and absorption of food. They are important to our health in many ways yet, most people are unaware of why these gut bugs are necessary. Antibiotics kill these elements so it is important to help the body recover by eating the right foods after a dosage of antibiotic therapy. Of course, Yogurt is one of the best places to find these good bugs of the gut, but you need to know more. Check Read More »