March 26, 2021
A Few Key Terms
Have you ever received some random piece of mail or email to let you know that your health insurance policy has been renewed along with a long list of benefits? Well if you have ever tried to read one of these paper or electronic novels, it’s like learning a new language. Today, I am going to define a few common health insurance terms to help provide you with some clarity as most of you have just renewed a policy.
Copayment: This might be one that you are all familiar with.... Read More
March 30, 2018
What Is Health Equity and How Can We Achieve It?
Healthy People 2020 defines health equity as the “attainment of the highest level of health for all people.” Health equity means effort to ensure that all people have full and equal access to opportunities that enable them to lead healthy lives. This may seem like a great idea, but how do we attain it?
According to the CDC, health disparities or inequities are types of unfair health differences closely linked with social or environmental... Read More
May 12, 2015
Want to play an active role in reducing health care costs?
Ever arrive at a health services clinic only to discover that your lab test results have not arrived? It is likely that new lab tests will be ordered instead of rescheduling the appointment.
This is referred to as duplicate testing and it occurs frequently in health care facilities across the country.
It is easy to overlook this issue when managing a busy schedule, but taking the initiative to reschedule an appointment directly affects... Read More
November 18, 2014
When you are addicted to something breaking the habit can be difficult, but what if it was damaging your health? Smoking tobacco is a very common addiction. It’s also expensive. The average cost of a packet of cigarettes in New Hampshire is $5.60. According to the American Lung Association, the average adult in NH smokes 15 cigarettes or less daily. That means the average adult smoker in NH would save $29.40 every week, or $126.00 a month by not smoking! Keep in mind, these costs don’t include... Read More
January 31, 2014
In this day and age, saving money is at the forefront of many people’s minds, especially when it comes to healthcare. There are all sorts of ways you can try to save money on healthcare and a simple place to start is at the doctor’s office! Health magazine has outlined several questions patients can ask during visits to their primary care provider to try and help save money. Keep reading if you want to hear a few tips!
#1 Ask for the Least Expensive Option
One simple and easy way to save money... Read More
April 26, 2013
It is widely known that health care costs are extremely high. Unfortunately in order to reduce the amount of money spent on health care costs, some people go without necessary care as an attempt to cut down. However, there are other options to save money other than avoiding the care that is needed.
One way to reduce the amount of money you spend on health care is to use your health care services appropriately. When you are feeling sick, or thinking that you need to receive care, the best thing... Read More
February 15, 2013
On Tuesday, the 22nd I went to the Soho NHS Walk-In Clinic of London and was able to experience the difference between the US healthcare and that of London first-hand. Since my arrival in London I have had this cold that I just could not kick. It seemed to be getting worse and I feared a sinus infection, so I eventually went to the Soho NHS Walk-in Medical Clinic. First, let me note that Soho is a fantastic part of the city; my favorite part thus far. I like to think of it as a combination of... Read More
February 11, 2013
The cost of healthcare is a huge issue on the national stage as the United States tries to come to terms with its overwhelming state of national debt. Concern is growing especially among young people who will be given the task of dealing with the mounting debt. The nation’s debt comes from many sources, but healthcare is a big contributor. Healthcare costs exceed nearly 20% of U.S. GDP; a staggering estimated $2 trillion annually. The US Council on Foreign Relations reported in 2012 that the US... Read More