How to Examine Your Healthcare Plan and Save

I’ve been examining healthcare plans for a couple of decades. I’ve been covered under employer-based plans and private individual plans. As a result, I've learned mu

How Much for Healthcare?

Navigating the healthcare system takes effort but the time spent can yield a big payoff in terms of cost savings. An affordable plan with good benefits can also positively imp

How About a Price List at the Hospital or Doctor’s Office?

Restaurants show you how much your food costs before you order. When it comes to medical expenses, shouldn't it be the same?

Low Cost Medical Clinics That Can Help Boost Your Health

Check out some different options for meeting your health care needs without breaking your budget.

Health Care Reform Means Big Tax Changes

While health care reform aims to lower the cost of coverage, small business owners will likely see premium increases and higher tax costs. Here are some of the key provisions fr

Health Care Reform: Good for People Like Me

A long time ago, I had an idea. I was working a regular job, but I realized that what I wanted to do was be a writer. I figured that I could make some money writing, but not necess

How Health Care Reform Will Impact Your Small Business

The new health insurance reform legislation adds both new requirements and perks for small businesses.

Tips to Prepare for a Health Emergency

Are you prepared for a health emergency? While we hope that we'll never be in that situation, it's always best to be prepared.

Cost Comparison: Emergency Rooms vs. Urgent Care Centers

Emergency rooms provide excellent care, but you can wait eons if you have a non-life-threatening problem and still pay through the nose. The wait at urgent-care centers, on the oth

Make Cents of Healthcare with a PHR

A Personal Health Record (PHR) gives you direct control over your health records, the very information used by doctors to diagnose, treat, and care for patients. It might sound cli

The Online Doctor : A Good Use of Your Health Care Dollar?

Like the majority of Americans, I try to make the most of my health-care dollar. If you are also comfortable with a keyboard, consulting an on-line doctor may be a great option.

Generic Drugs: Not Always The Same?

In the world of prescription drugs, generic equivalents have been a financial blessing for many patients. For the most part, they perform the same function as brand name drugs at a

I’ve Lived Both Sides of the Healthcare System. This Is What I've Learned.

This debate has been furiously argued on both sides for several months, so I thought I’d throw my hat in the ring. I lived with the British National Health Service (NHS) until I wa

3 Times to Consider Declining Your Employer's Health Coverage

Open enrollment is right around the corner, and with it comes your opportunity to make decisions that could dictate your medical expenses for an entire year. Is considering droppin

Stay Healthy, Live Longer, Spend Wisely: Making Intelligent Choices in America's Healthcare System

How can you be sure that your next doctor's office visit goes really well? Author and leading medical expert Dr. Davis Liu joins Wise Bread on Blog Talk Radio tonight to give advi

Medical Tourism 101: Listen Live for Big Savings

Have you ever wondered what the phrase “medical tourism” really meant? Are you looking for ways to cut back on healthcare costs (both at home and abroad)? We chat candidly with A

50 Ways To Squeeze Value From Your Healthcare Dollar Without Killing Yourself

Healthcare will most likely be my family's largest expense in a couple of years, when we've finished paying our home mortgage. We're not heavy users of the healthcare system, so wh

I'm Fleeing The Country For Healthcare!

It’s all the buzz lately as healthcare costs rise, and especially after Michael Moore’s SICKO caught the attention of the masses. Those of us not living in places where everyone

Health Insurance Costs Too High? Alternative Not Pretty

I hear this argument over and over and it's one of the things I'll debate until I'm blue in the face. "Health insurance is too expensive." Ok, I have to agree

Critical Illness Insurance For Wise Patients

There are many people who believe in insurance, and just as many who are vehemently against it. Personally I'm a believer, but I also know that there is no blanket solution for