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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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When should you go to the emergency room?

Going to the emergency room is one of the most expensive options there is for receiving medical treatment. To cite just one recent story about the inflated prices that are common at emergency rooms, consider the tale of this medical student … Continue reading

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Retail health clinics make care accessible, affordable

One of the things I haven’t gotten around to discussing much here at The Self-Pay Patient blog is the use of retail health clinics, and how they can be a great option for the uninsured or anybody else for that … Continue reading

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