The current job crisis and lack of access to affordable
healthcare for many Americans makes this book worth its
weight in health insurance and finance gold. Insured or
uninsured, everyone could use tips for saving on medical
supplies and services, and this book is perfect for just
that. While some of the advice is common sense stuff that
you probably heard from your mother, it's the value of the
remaining information that pays off. For example, Dr.
Koelker stresses preventive healthcare as a way to avoid
chronic health problems, resulting in fewer doctor visits
and less medicine. Common sense, right? However, did you
know that you could comparison shop for blood work and
The book has eleven chapters. Each chapter contains
information on general healthcare management, how to save
money on x-rays and blood work, as well as medical services
and prescriptions for chronic and acute ailments. There's
also information about how the underinsured and uninsured
can save money on doctor and hospital visits.
Chapter four suggests what you can do to save money if you
already have some of the most common chronic health issues
such as allergies, arthritis, asthma, depression, diabetes,
GERD, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and an enlarged
prostate. What about acute illnesses? Chapter five covers
athlete's foot, broken toes, laryngitis/pharyngitis, metal
allergy, pink eye, sinusitis, bee stings/bug bites, yeast
infections, and stomach flu.
There are also five appendices packed with useful web site
references, like pharmaceutical sites which offer
over-the-counter medications and generic prescription drugs
for less than $5. An interesting addition is a list of
scholarships and other financial resources for medical students.
Learn how to save money now on doctor visits, prescription
medications, acute illness, chronic disease, hospital bills,
medical testing, and much more. This book can help every
American, insured and uninsured alike, lower their
healthcare expenses by hundreds to thousands of dollars.
Written by a family physician with decades of clinical
experience, 101 Ways to Save Money on Healthcare offers an
insider's perspective on medical billing, pharmaceutical
pricing, hospital costs, ancillary services, medical
testing, and dozens of useful home therapies. Hundreds of
resources are included in this fully indexed, easy-to-read,
consumer-oriented manual a valuable resource for both
patients and professionals.