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Presidential Fundraising Will Affect Your Healthcare

… maybe for the better? Or probably not. OK — so this is the second time in a week I’ve disclaimed my interest in politics. Please bear with me here. Food for thought mostly, but only one good answer. Announcements are out this week on the bazillions of dollars being raised by the 2008 presidential …

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Medical Error Insurance?

My world as a patient advocacy consultant* exists in two camps, both of which influence each other constantly. Camp #1 is the world of medical errors and misdiagnosis. That’s the world where my career began — although not by choice, certainly. It’s the world the Institute of Medicine referred to when it reported that infamous …

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Just a “little” medical fraud

An elderly friend recounted this story to me. He’s upset. I’m upset. And I expect by the time we’re finished, the doctor will be more than a little upset, too. Mr. Z is 90 years old, and except for macular degeneration which renders him mostly blind, he is very healthy and quite sharp. He lives …

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Just a “little” medical fraud

An elderly friend recounted this story to me. He’s upset. I’m upset. And I expect by the time we’re finished, the doctor will be more than a little upset, too. Mr. Z is 90 years old, and except for macular degeneration which renders him mostly blind, he is very healthy and quite sharp. He lives …

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Pay Cash for Your Health Care

I like to poke around other’s blogs… so many excellent points can be made in this free flow of information. Found a great case for paying cash when you visit your doctor from Dr. Tim. Check it out: http://drtim.wordpress.com/2007/02/23/the-case-for-cash-when-health-insurance-isnt/ Thanks for the eye-opener, Dr. Tim. ……………….. Want more tools for sharp patients? Sign up for …

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Health Insurance Misinformation Can Cost You!

I received a letter from a young woman (Amanda) with two suggestions for columns. (And let me tell you how much I appreciate those suggestions!)… The one suggestion that shouldn’t have surprised me, but really ticked me off, was based on her experience with her health insurance company. It’s a heads-up for us all. Amanda’s …

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Trisha Torrey
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