Tag Archives: GoodRx

Cash-friendly doctor experience with labs

So after about a five-year interval, I finally went in for an annual physical last week. I found a local doctor who is cash-friendly, which means he still takes insurance but also has a clear and simple fee schedule for … Continue reading

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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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Dealing with Obamacare’s gaps

Stories are starting to accumulate about people who have signed up for health insurance through the Obamacare exchanges (or at least thought they did) but do not actually have coverage at the moment, or at least lack an insurance card … Continue reading

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GoodRx blog a handy source of news on prescription drugs

I’ve mentioned GoodRx before, a site that allows consumers to quickly find the prices charged by local pharmacies for prescription drugs. In fact, I used the site myself when I was shopping for medicines before my surgery in August. The … 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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Healthcare apps can benefit self-pay patients

One of the developments in modern medicine that has a great deal of potential for self-pay patients (as well as anyone else) is the creation of patient-oriented medical apps for mobile phones and tablets. For people who are paying directly … 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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