Saving money: Paying cash for health care even if you’re insured

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

Saving money: Paying cash for health care even if you’re insured

(Updated, March 2019) People are telling us they are paying cash for common medical procedures, even if they’re insured — and getting lower prices. Is this common? Is it legal? Why don’t more people ask for lower cash rates, and why don’t more providers offer? The situation, as described by two of our community members […]

High health costs in Massachusetts: A new state report

SUMMARY: Massachusetts continues to see skyrocketing health-care costs. Why you should care: ¬†Romneycare, an Obamacare lookalike, has been in effect for long enough to see results. Those results included expanded access to care — the state has the highest rate of insurance coverage in the nation — but costs did not go down. The reasons? […]