Your Best Health Care Now

Author: Frank Lalli
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501132903
Format: PDF, Docs
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Inspired by his viral New York Times article, prize-winning investigative journalist Frank Lalli details how he mastered the ins and outs of health care—and how you, too, can get the best care for your money. Frank Lalli, the former editor of Money and George magazines, has devoted his career to getting to the bottom of a good story. When he was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a rare but potentially deadly blood cancer, he put his reporter’s instincts to work and got the wonder drug he needed at an affordable price—thousands of dollars less than he was told he would have to spend. Amazed by the complex and arbitrary nature of the health care system, he decided to share what he has learned as his own Health Care Detective so that others can find their best care and save money, too. Based on three years of research and more than 300 first-hand interviews with experts, Your Best Health Care Now is your easy-to-follow, real-world guide to making today’s health system work for you. You’ll learn all the smart moves and timely tips to get better care and save hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars—no matter what your concerns may be. Whether you’re trying to book a free check-up or negotiate with a surgeon, looking for an effective generic drug or the best price for a brand-name, or worrying about high insurance deductibles and rising premiums or a stack of surprise bills, Your Best Health Care Now has the answers you need to take charge of your wellbeing.

You Are Your Own Best Medicine

Author: Frédéric Saldmann
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620554305
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Simple do-it-yourself home remedies for better health and healing • Verifies the common sense of folk medicine with the latest medical research • Reveals easy steps to boost immunity and address common ailments like allergies, sleep disorders, cardiovascular problems, sexual dysfunction, and excess weight • Explains how to reduce your risk of cancer, heart attack, and Alzheimer’s In You Are Your Own Best Medicine, Frédéric Saldmann, M.D., verifies the common sense of folk medicine with the latest medical research to reveal simple do-it-yourself remedies that activate the body’s natural healing powers and address common ailments like allergies, sleep disorders, cardiovascular problems, sexual dysfunction, and excess weight. You will learn: • how washing your hands helps your mood, • why hitting snooze on your alarm makes you tired, • how pistachios are more effective than Viagra, • simple acupressure tricks to relieve cramps, congestion, and other acute conditions, • how dark chocolate helps you lose weight, • which sleep position increases your risk of cancer, • the role of gut flora and probiotics in alleviating asthma, • how kissing boosts the immune system and helps wounds heal faster, • the importance of replacing your pillow regularly, • and much, much more . . . Sharing startling study results, Dr. Saldmann explains how reducing your calorie intake by 30% each day can increase your life expectancy by 20% and how 30 minutes of exercise a day reduces your risk of cancer, Alzheimer’s, and cardiovascular disease by 40%! He discusses how to combat the harmful effects of electromagnetic fields, which are now implicated in insomnia as well as the onset of certain diseases. He explains how to overcome constipation and get a flat stomach in the process. Giving full scientific backing to home remedies that were well known three generations ago, as well as providing his own tips and tricks from his years as a respected medical doctor in Paris, Dr. Saldmann shows how the body can produce its own medicines and, given the opportunity, prevent illness altogether.

The Self Pay Patient

Author: Sean Parnell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780991209408
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The Self-Pay Patient reveals secrets to taking control of both your healthcare and your health costs, explaining how to find affordable care outside of conventional insurance, how to escape bureaucratic medicine, and how to opt-out of Obamacare. This book explains; How to exempt yourself from Obamacare without having to pay a tax for being uninsured; How to find alternative types of coverage that are far less expensive than conventional insurance; How to find doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, and other medical providers that provide big discounts for cash payment; How to avoid the sky-high healthcare prices that unsuspecting self-pay patients are often charged The Self-Pay Patient is a resource for anybody who wants or needs to pay directly for their own health care, including people without insurance, with a high-deductible health plan, or who want to see a doctor out of the insurance company's network or get treatment not covered by their insurance. It's been called "the unofficial guide to opting out of Obamacare" and can save families and individuals thousands and even tens of thousands of dollars a year!

Prescription Drugs for Half Price or Less

Author: Stephen Hyde
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307480909
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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If you want to save up to 50, 70, even 90% on your prescription drug costs, this is the book you need. Stephen S. S. Hyde, founder of Hyde Rx Services Corporation, is the leading authority on low-cost prescription drug benefits, and now he’s offering individual consumers the expertise he provides to America’s employers and health plans. With the simple, cost-saving techniques outlined in this revolutionary book, you can save literally hundreds, even thousands of dollars on your family’s prescription medications. You’ll discover: • The seven questions you should ask your doctor before he writes a prescription • How your pharmacist can save you money • How to get FREE prescription drugs • How to save on generic, over-the-counter, and brand-name drugs • How to get the lowest prices from retail, mail-order, online, and Canadian pharmacies • How you may be eligible for discount cards and other assistance programs • A Special Seniors Medicare Drug Benefit Report, and much more! With an appendix of directories, pharmacies, and websites to get you started, this book will pay for itself with your very first prescription! From the Trade Paperback edition.

The New Health Insurance Solution

Author: Paul Zane Pilzer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118040638
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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You no longer need a traditional employer plan to get good, affordable health insurance. The New Health Insurance Solution can help you cut your health insurance costs in half if: You're self-employed, an independent contractor, or your employer doesn't provide health insurance (you can probably get coverage on your own for about $94/month—a fraction of what an employer would have to pay for the same coverage) You are employed and pay extra to cover your spouse or children under your employer-sponsored plan—you may save 50% by taking them off your employer plan You own a small business and are getting killed by double-digit premium increases—you can now give employees tax-free money to buy their own plans and get your company out of the health insurance business The book also explains in detail the best solutions for you if: You can't find affordable health insurance because you or a child have an expensive preexisting medical problem (your state has a program to provide you with guaranteed coverage ) You're currently putting money into an IRA or a 401(k)—because you don't realize that an HSA is always a better option You're unsure how you or your parents will be able to afford health insurance during retirement, or how to maximize benefits from Medicare—including the new Part D prescription drug plan The New Health Insurance Solution is the definitive guide to the new ways every American can now get affordable health care—without an employer. PAUL ZANE PILZER is a world-renowned economist, a former advisor in two White House administrations, an entrepreneur/employer, an award-winning adjunct professor at NYU, and a New York Times bestselling author.

Medicare For Dummies

Author: Patricia Barry
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119348935
Format: PDF, ePub
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Weave your way through the tangled web of Medicare Medicare for Dummies, 3rd Edition will help you navigate the complicated, often confusing maze of the Medicare system. In simple language, with clear step-by-step instructions, the book helps you determine how and when to enroll, avoid costly mistakes, and find a plan that is right for you and your family. Written byPatricia Barry, a nationally recognized authority on Medicare and Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage, this invaluable resource offers: • Tips on reducing out-of-pocket expenses • Guidance for knowing your rights and protections • Ways to choose the best policy for you With this definitive guide, you’ll get answers to the most common and not so common questions about Medicare, to get the most out of your coverage.

An American Sickness

Author: Elisabeth Rosenthal
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143110853
Format: PDF
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"An award-winning New York Times reporter Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal reveals the dangerous, expensive, and dysfunctional American healthcare system, and tells us exactly what we can do to solve its myriad of problems. It is well documented that our healthcare system has grave problems, but how, in only a matter of decades, did things get this bad? Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal doesn't just explain the symptoms; she diagnoses and treats the disease itself. Rosenthal spells out in clear and practical terms exactly how to decode medical doublespeak, avoid the pitfalls of the pharmaceuticals racket, and get the care you and your family deserve. She takes you inside the doctor-patient relationship, explaining step by step the workings of a profession sorely lacking transparency. This is about what we can do, as individual patients, both to navigate a byzantine system and also to demand far-reaching reform. Breaking down the monolithic business into its individual industries--the hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, drug manufacturers--that together constitute our healthcare system, Rosenthal tells the story of the history of American medicine as never before. The situation is far worse than we think, and it has become like that much more recently than we realize. Hospitals, which are managed by business executives, behave like predatory lenders, hounding patients and seizing their homes. Research charities are in bed with big pharmaceutical companies, which surreptitiously profit from the donations made by working people. Americans are dying from routine medical conditions when affordable and straightforward solutions exist. Dr. Rosenthal explains for the first time how various social and financial incentives have encouraged a disastrous and immoral system to spring uporganicallyin a shockingly short span of time. The system is in tatters, but we can fight back. An American Sicknessis the frontline defense against a healthcare system that no longer has our well-being at heart"--

Presidential Documents

Author: Fred L. Israel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 041589574X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Rev. ed. of: Presidential documents, edited by J.F. Watts, Fred l. Israel, 2000.

The Healing of America

Author: T. R. Reid
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143118218
Format: PDF, ePub
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A best-selling author guides a whirlwind tour of successful health-care systems worldwide, disproving American myths of "socialized medicine" to find possible paths toward reform. Reprint.

Easy Money

Author: Liz Weston
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780132703390
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Pulliam Weston (Your Credit Score), columnist for MSN Money and author of the nationally syndicated column "Money Talk," provides a practical, easy-to-understand guide to taking control of personal finances and establishing financial security. Like most financial advice books, this collection covers the basics, such as creating a financial toolkit, investing, planning for retirement and saving for college. While Pulliam Weston provides insights into these areas-especially for those without a financial background-she also charts new territory with her "60 Percent Solution" and "50/30/20 Plan," both aimed at spending control, as well as getting the most out of your credit cards and what to do if you've overspent on a car purchase. An advocate of online banking, Pulliam Weston maps out the right way to pay bills and advocates account aggregation and consolidation. She also provides a useful resource guide for finding a financial planner, a tax professional and an estate planning attorney. Checklists are included in each chapter, as well as helpful charts and tables that aid in getting and staying organized. This book will be a valuable guide on the path to financial control and security. --Publishers Weekly “If you want to simplify your life and make solid decisions—fast—this book is your answer. It’s one more reason Liz remains one of America’s most trusted financial columnists. Quick, easy, and empowering!” —Jennifer Openshaw, Author of The Millionaire Zone and CEO, WinningAdvice.com “As usual, Liz cuts to the chase to provide readers with practical, easy to implement tips for living a rich life. If you follow only half of her on-the-money recommendations you’ll be exponentially better off tomorrow than you are today.” —Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., Author of Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich and Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office Simplify your financial life… now and forever! • By the Internet’s #1 personal finance expert, MSN’s Liz Pulliam Weston • Stop feeling overwhelmed by your finances: take control, the easy way! • Save time, avoid mistakes, and help secure your future Common sense. Easy solutions. Plain English. Best selling author, Liz Pulliam Weston, takes on the problem everyone has, and nobody talks about: the sheer hassle of managing your money! Weston offers practical guidance and easy checklists for every decision: investments, credit cards, insurance, mortgages, retirement, college savings, and more! Discover how to consolidate, delegate, and automate your finances…save time and money…and live a more rewarding, secure life! www.lizweston.com