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Screening Colonoscopy: Shopping Around Saved Me $6,820

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After learning a screening colonoscopy would cost him $8500, the (uninsured) author of this story shopped around and ended up saving $6820!
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Drug Rebates: New Executive Order Only Addresses Part of the Problem

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Drug rebates often mean consumers pay more for drugs. Manufacturers raise list prices to cover PBM rebates. We pay a percent of list price.
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A Tale of Cost and Care: Blood on the Sidewalk

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A family doctor ponders the conundrum of cost & care in the U.S. healthcare system after she stumbles upon a young woman covered in blood.
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Your Money or Your Life? The High Cost of Life-Saving Drugs

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The high cost of life-saving drugs: There's something profoundly wrong with charging whatever the traffic will bear when the alternative is certain death.