N.Y. consumer hotline recovers nearly $2 million in restitution and savings: LongIsland.com

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

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N.Y. consumer hotline recovers nearly $2 million in restitution and savings: LongIsland.com

“Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today released a report detailing the work of his Health Care Bureau’s Helpline, a free service offered by the Office of the Attorney General that has investigated and resolved over 2,500 consumer complaints during the past year – saving or returning almost $2 million in health care expenses to consumers,” […]

CORRECTION: Drive from Pennsylvania to New Jersey; save thousands on health care

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

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CORRECTION:  Drive from Pennsylvania to New Jersey; save thousands on health care

[Editor’s note: We originally titled this “Drive from Pennsylvania to New Jersey; save thousands on health care.” After we posted, we were told that the law noted here applies only to New Jersey residents, so the headline and other parts of the post were wrong. We’ve edited the post to reflect the language in the […]

‘Sorry, We Don’t Take Obamacare’: The New York Times

Filed Under: Costs, Health reform

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Summary: “Amy Moses and her circle of self-employed small-business owners were supporters of President Obama and the Affordable Care Act,” Elisabeth Rosenthal writes in The New York Times, looking at the A.C.A. landscape. “They bought policies on the newly created New York State exchange. But when they called doctors and hospitals in Manhattan to schedule […]

What will this insurance cost, and what will it cover? Obamacare and you. Part 3 of our series.

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Here’s Part 3 of our mini-series on the Affordable Care Act and how the health insurance landscape is changing; Part 1 is here; Part 2 is here. * * * * * What can you tell me about buying health insurance under the new law? Not too much, please.  Stick with us. This is not […]

A comparison of monthly insurance premiums: Highest are MA, NY, NJ… and AK

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How much does health insurance cost? Well, that depends. We picked up this chart online from healthinsurancesort. com, which got the info from ehealthinsurance.com. You might notice that both of the sources are selling insurance, and so … with anything else, you might want to consider the source. However, it’s too interesting to ignore: highest […]

A genuinely useful report on quality: Angioplasty in New York

Filed Under: Patients, Providers

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It’s not just the cost information that’s unavailable in the health-care marketplace — it’s also quality information. So I was excited to see this wonky paper about cardiology outcomes. Called “Percutaneous Coronary Interventions in New York State 2008-2010,” it measures and catalogs frequency of angioplasty in New York hospitals, not just by hospital but also […]

Laurels to NYU Langone for this public resource on health

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Sometimes we complain about the terrible state of the health-care system in this country. A lot of the time, in fact. So it’s really nice to be able to praise someone. I just tripped across this fabulous listing of free and low-cost health-care resources for New Yorkers, brought to the web by the NYC Free […]

Health-care stories: Uninsured, collapsed lung

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Health-care stories: Uninsured, collapsed lung

We’re inviting people to share their stories of the health-care marketplace. Here’s the first, as told to Juliet Linderman. Chris, photographer, 24, lives in New York City Chris is a 24-year-old freelance photographer living in New York City without health insurance. Two years ago, he was in Chelsea at a crowded networking event when he […]