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Birth control & self-pay patients

Like a lot of people who regularly follow health care policy and news, I spent part of yesterday digesting the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the case that determined that closely-held companies can opt-out of including … Continue reading

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Mental health treatment and the self-pay patient

As I mentioned in a post earlier this week, one of the issues I haven’t gotten around to addressing here has been mental health care and how self-pay patients can get the most for their health care dollars. I cover … Continue reading

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The Self-Pay Patient takes his own medicine – adventures in pharmacy prices

So I’m having surgery tomorrow. Nothing terribly serious, just several outpatient procedures on the throat and nose area to deal with sleep apnea, snoring, and related issues. At the pre-op interview at my surgeon’s office, they gave me several prescriptions … Continue reading

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Delay in Obamacare limits may lead to more insured being self-pay when it comes to prescription drugs

The news yesterday that limits on out-of-pocket expenses for the insured under Obamacare will be delayed until 2014 may leave more people in the same boat as the uninsured when it comes to buying prescription drugs. As the New York Times reports: … Continue reading

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