Tag Archives: MediBid

Excellent article about medical tourism

Several months ago I had a guest blog post from Kevin Mercadante, who runs the terrific blog OutOfYourRut.com. He wrote an article for his readers that he allowed me to repost here titled ‘What to do if you absolutely can’t … Continue reading

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Medibid patient explains his experience

One of my favorite services for self-pay patients is Medibid, which allows doctors to bid on providing medical treatments for patients. Back in December, in a blog post on medical tourism, I included the case of Perry Hunt, a 50-year … Continue reading

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Several new options for prescription drug savings

Yesterday within the space of a couple of hours I had couple of different prescription drug savings web sites come to my attention, all through different channels. I took this to mean the universe wanted my next blog post to … Continue reading

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Interest in medical tourism continues to grow

There seems to be a growing interest in travelling domestically or internationally to find affordable medical treatment, at least judging by the fact that I see this topic featured in the news more frequently than before. For self-pay patients looking … Continue reading

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How to Opt Out of Obamacare

December has arrived, and the deadline to apply for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (better known as Obamacare, of course) that will be effective January 1 is looming large. Recent press accounts suggest the online exchanges are working … Continue reading

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Media Roundup of Self-Pay Healthcare

Patients who pay their own way, either because they are uninsured or have a high-deductible health insurance plan, have been popping up in the media more often of late, or so it seems to me at least. I thought regular … Continue reading

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Insurance agency touts critical illness insurance as alternative to health insurance

Some time ago I wrote about how critical illness insurance policies could be an affordable alternative to more comprehensive health insurance, and suggested that self-pay patients might want to look into getting this sort of policy in order to provide funding … Continue reading

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More choices for online health care price transparency

As most self-pay patients know, finding the real price for a doctor’s visit or, medical procedure, or prescription drug can be a challenge. I’ve mentioned before several doctor’s offices, surgical facilities, and web sites that self-pay patients can use to … Continue reading

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Medical tourism doesn’t have to mean leaving the country

I’ve talked in the past about the huge savings available to self-pay patients who travel overseas for surgical or hospital care, such as the man who went to Thailand and paid $9,000 for shoulder surgery that would have cost $130,000 in the … Continue reading

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