The Importance of Choosing the Right Medical Provider

Choosing the right medical provider to perform a surgery with the best possible results is a tricky thing. The typical free market rules of quality versus price rarely apply in healthcare. Getting a hip replacement is not like buying a washing machine, where the expectations are that with increasing price, the quality will go up as well. As a matter of fact, medical costs mostly develop in reverse manner – the poorer the quality, the… Read More →

How to Avoid Going Bankrupt due to Surprise Medical Charges

It is not uncommon to occasionally hear horror stories involving healthcare costs and bankruptcy. A good many of these stories involve exorbitant medical bills patients are forced to pay after receiving a surgical procedure – charges they did not know about before the procedure, and over which they have no control of afterwards. Formerly, it was mainly uninsured patients who ended up in this monumental debt trap with unpaid medical bills, typically because they needed… Read More →

Disparity in Costs of Surgical Procedures and its Impact

Healthcare costs in the United States are, and have historically been, much higher than the costs of healthcare in other developed countries – and it is not always because the quality of care is substantially better. As a matter of fact, Americans typically pay a lot more for healthcare than people in other countries without gaining higher-quality care or superior health. [1] Part of the problem regarding healthcare costs is due to the patient’s inability… Read More →