Tag Archives: The Health Co-Op

Medical bill negotiators in the spotlight on ABC News

The other night Michelle Katz was on ABC News describing how a family that had been hit with a $50,000 bill for what seems to have been a normal c-section birth was able to use a medical bill negotiator to … Continue reading

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Guest post: book review of The Self-Pay Patient

Review: The $elf-Pay Patient Guest post by Dr. Felicity Dale It’s the topic everyone is talking about. News and talk shows, magazine articles, blogs. The discussions about the new health care law are endless. To the person on the street, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Benefits of Joining The Health Co-Op & Samaritan Ministries

Guest post by Thad Puckett of The Karis Group  Since my family and I made the decision to leave an old paradigm called health insurance for a liberating paradigm called health care sharing, it seems as if I’ve had more … Continue reading

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February notes from The Self-Pay Patient

As I mentioned in early January, this is the busy time for my other work (the kind that pays), so blogging here at The Self-Pay Patient isn’t going to be quite as frequent as in the past. I’m aiming for … Continue reading

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Two Gall Bladders, a Paradigm, and a Sharing Ministry

Guest post: Thad Puckett, The Health Co-Op* What A Difference A Share Makes – How Insurance Fails Most of us are convinced that if not for insurance we would all be dead tomorrow. Politicians have been telling us that for … Continue reading

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Karis Group’s bill negotiation service saves cancer patient $1 million

I’ve been fortunate enough to meet, talk, and exchange e-mails with a number of people at some great companies and organizations that help self-pay patients obtain affordable care. One of these that stands out is The Karis Group, founded by … Continue reading

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Health care sharing ministry members share their experiences

One of the things I emphasize to people is that being an uninsured self-pay patient doesn’t mean having no coverage at all in the event of a major medical catastrophe, it can just mean not having conventional health insurance. There … Continue reading

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Webinar for medical bill mediation services

One of the financial risks self-pay patients face is going to the hospital for treatment and getting hit with so-called ‘chargemaster’ prices. These prices are hugely inflated over what the real price for treatment is, often three to five times … Continue reading

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