Archive for September, 2009

Saving Money on Dental Care

Posted on September 10, 2009. Filed under: Affordable Health Care, Health Care Costs, Preventive Care | Tags: , , |

Dr. Greg contends to all health care costs are negotiable. That applies to dental care. Check out these tips from “How to Manage Dental Costs, With or Without Insurance” in the New York Times. In fact,the article uses some of Dr. Greg’ s own tips:

  1. Prevention
  2. Full disclosure about costs upfront
  3. Spread out the costs over time (different calendar years0
  4. Check out area dental school clinics

Read the whole article here.

— Posted by Cyndi Hughes




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Quote of the Week (Maybe the Month)

Posted on September 9, 2009. Filed under: Affordable Health Care, Current Events, Health Care Costs, Health Care Reform | Tags: , , , , |

“It’s like debating the difference between
aspirin and Tylenol for a cancer patient.”

— Dr. David Himmelstein, when asked about the health care reform bills in Congress

Dr. Himmelstein is an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School who  he helped write major studies finding that medical bills were a leading contributor to personal bankruptcies in the United States.

Read the whole article in the New York Times here.

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More Voices of Reason

Posted on September 7, 2009. Filed under: Affordable Health Care, Current Events, Health Care Costs, Health Care Reform | Tags: , , , |

David Brooks had a great column in the New York Times last week; he’s something of a pragmatic conservative who is actually lobbying for reform and for President Obama to take a strong stand! He references a report from the Brookings Institute, “Bending the Curve: Effective Steps to Address Long-Term Health Care Spending Growth,” along with a personal story in The Atlantic:How American Health Care Killed My Father.”

So for any of you still trying to make sense of health care reform, check those out.

— Posted by Cyndi Hughes

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