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Assisted Living and Nursing Home Costs

By Bill Fay | December 4, 2018

Retirement often starts with high hopes and good health and, for those who saved, a paid-off home and money for travel. But there’s a 900-pound gorilla hiding just beyond tomorrow…

Surgery is very expensive, but how has inflation affected the price?

Hospital and Surgery Costs

By Bill Fay | September 27, 2018

Total health care spending in America went over $4 trillion in 2020 and more than 30% of that – or about $1.24 trillion – was spent on hospital services. Hospital…

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Medical Debt Relief

By Max Fay | September 21, 2018

Choose Your Debt Amount Medical Debt Help in Minutes AVERAGE DAILY HOSPITAL COSTS $0 AVERAGE ANNUAL NURSING HOME RATE $0 MONEY SPENT ON HEALTH CARE IN 2016 $0 Trillion Medical…

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Medicaid Costs & Coverage

By Bill Fay | September 19, 2018

While the high cost of health care in America is a source of heated and enduring debate among politicians, policy wonks and cable news talking heads, most of us just…

Premiums are the primary source of revenue for insurance providers, which, in order to make a profit, must take in more money in premium payments than they pay out in benefits

Health Insurance Premiums, Deductibles, Copays and Coinsurance

By Bill Fay | September 11, 2018

Health insurance costs continue to soar in the United States, far surpassing the overall inflation rate. Most Americans younger than 65 rely on employer-subsidized policies to cover medical costs, even…

What to do if you have medical debt

Medical Debt and Collections

By Bill Fay | August 8, 2018

Hefty bills from medical care are a staggering burden for consumers. Only the best health insurance policies cover all costs, leaving those who need healthcare wondering where they will find…

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Medicare Cost & Medical Debt

By Bill Fay | July 24, 2018

Medicare, the federal government’s popular health insurance program for seniors (and younger people with permanent disabilities), covers nearly 60 million Americans, and adds more all the time: 10,000 baby boomers…

There are many End-of-life options, but you need to consider the cost

Hospice Costs & End-of-Life Options

By Max Fay | March 22, 2016

End-of-life decisions are always difficult. The COVID-19 pandemic made them even worse because many more people have had to make those decisions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported…

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Avoiding Medical Debt after Unexpected Death of a Parent

By Cecillia Barr | May 1, 2013

My mother passed away six months ago. It amazes me how fast time goes by. It feels like just yesterday when I was standing in line at Universal Orlando’s Halloween…

How to save money on prescription drugs.

10 Ways to Save on the Cost of Prescription Drugs

By Alanna Ritchie | April 26, 2013

People talk about the high price of an emergency room visit or surprise surgery, yet most people shell out money every month for prescription drugs without a second thought. The…