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Top 5 Ways To Save Health Care Dollars

Ask About Prescription Alternatives Your prescriptions almost never need to be exactly what your doctor writes on their pad. Almost all drugs have a cheaper generic form and some actually have over the counter options. Also, consider that the new drug is not always the best drug, although it is always the most expensive drug. […]

The MassCare Insurance Crisis, What Massachusetts Warns Of

It is well known that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was based on a health care bill in Massachusetts, often called MassCare Insurance. What is a little less known fact is that it has now been ten years since MassCare Insurance was passed and that the implementation of this law is as close to an exact […]

A New Specialty for the Price Conscious Patients

There was big news in the medical world in the past week. The American Board of Medical Specialties finally decided to recognize the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of addictions as a full and separate medical specialty. With a new specialty comes untold concerns for price conscious patients and self-pay patients, so HBI has put together this […]

Self-Pay Patients? What Your Doctor Wishes You Knew

For years now, data-analytical agencies have been conducting surveys of insurance patients, self-pay patients, cash patients, cash doctors and insurance doctors in order to get a better understanding of what it is that each wants and needs from the other. Consumer concerns are fairly well represented, usually shared on every news website known to mankind and even written […]

The Health Insurance Crisis & The SelfPay Solution

As much as some politicians would like you to believe otherwise, the health insurance crisis has not passed, it has simply changed. Before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed, there were millions without insurance getting substandard care wherever they could. Since the ACA, there are now millions that can say they have insurance who […]

High Insurance Deductible and the Affordable Care Act

Again, in this year of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the shortened period of enrollment has just passed, and many are left wondering if they made the right choices, if they could have gotten better coverage, or if they might just have made a huge mistake with a high insurance deductible. The Ever-Changing Face of […]

Whole Grains and The Self-Pay Patients

When it comes to nutrition, the only thing more confusing than the meat controversy is the story on grains. What are grains and whole grains, how do they fit into nutrition, and just how much are you being mislead by labels and buzz words? To clear up all that confusion and send you to the […]

The Nutritionists and The Rainbow of Fruits and Vegetables

Everyone buys their own food. No matter how good their insurance plan is, it doesn’t include a meal plan or even a healthy eating guide. That means everyone is a self-pay patient or a cash patient when it comes to nutrition, making it one of the great levelers in health care. Understanding nutrition and healthy […]

Cash Patients and Self-pay Patients – December Summary

December is one of those months when people often forget about anything that is not Holidays related, unless absolutely critical. No one wants to deal with the possible ugliness of healthcare, especially not the stress that is often related with finding and comparing providers to ensure the best care possible at an affordable price. There […]

The Mystery of Radiology

Radiology is a mysterious part of the healthcare landscape. Most people understand the most basic idea, to capture images inside the body so as to avoid cutting it open in order to diagnose problems and disease. However, such important facts as how it works, when it is really needed, how it is read, and why […]