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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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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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Michigan man misled into believing he needs health insurance to get healthcare?

Today I read an article in the Washington Post that left me genuinely angry about the way too many people talk and think about healthcare in this country, and the false messages that people too often receive about how they can or … 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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