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Healthcare Relief Through City of Forest Hill

As the forces on Capitol Hill continue to hash out details regarding a national plan of attack for rising health care expenses, local governments are looking to find ways of their own to help their residents cope with the current healthcare and economic crisis. CBS 11 reported today that Forest Hill will begin offering free [...]

By |2018-11-16T19:19:09+00:00July 18th, 2009|Economy, Medical Bills|Comments Off on Healthcare Relief Through City of Forest Hill

In The Hospital With No Health Insurance? Whatever You Do, Don’t Charge It

According to an article at CNN, the credit card companies are beginning to dabble in the medical debt business and many hospitals are more than happy to join the "party." The article said: "Now with high unemployment, consumers have to reach into their pockets even more to fund their health care." Americans spend an estimated [...]

By |2018-11-12T22:43:48+00:00July 15th, 2009|Medical Bills|Comments Off on In The Hospital With No Health Insurance? Whatever You Do, Don’t Charge It

Health Care Reform Tops Nation’s Agenda

According to an article in the Dallas-Morning News, health care reform is at the top of the new administration's list of priorities. The article said: The statistics explain part of the reason for the urgency: The U.S. spent an estimated $2.4 trillion on health care in 2008, or $7,900 per person - about twice the average [...]

By |2018-11-09T16:13:52+00:00June 15th, 2009|Medical Bills|Comments Off on Health Care Reform Tops Nation’s Agenda

Health Insurance Companies Move To Reduce Premiums For Women

According to an article in the Star-Telegram, health insurance companies are offering to reduce rates for millions of women and accept close federal regulation of their industry in an effort to stop the move towards a universal healthcare plan. The article said: The industry is trying to head off creation of a government health plan [...]

By |2018-11-16T21:41:56+00:00May 7th, 2009|Medical Bills|Comments Off on Health Insurance Companies Move To Reduce Premiums For Women

Health Insurance Companies Vie For A Captive Market

According to an article in the Star-Telegram, the health insurance industry is offering to make several concessions in exchange for the government requiring all Americans to signup for private health insurance The article said: For the first time, the health-insurance industry offered Tuesday to curb its controversial practice of charging higher premiums to people with [...]

By |2018-11-16T23:47:13+00:00March 25th, 2009|Medical Bills|Comments Off on Health Insurance Companies Vie For A Captive Market

Bankruptcies Soar For Senior Citizens

Even those born during the depression are finding this economy's downturn hard to bear. According to an article in the Associated Press the elderly are succumbing to bankruptcies as they face a rapidly rising cost of living.The AP says: "Older Americans are hit by a one-two punch of jobs and medical problems and the two [...]

By |2018-11-19T22:21:48+00:00September 18th, 2008|Medical Bills|Comments Off on Bankruptcies Soar For Senior Citizens