Discover Health Advocacy: Real people, real stories, real results

December 29, 2009

We built our company, Health Advocate, Inc., to help people navigate the complex healthcare system and to provide them answers when they need them the most. Here is an example of how we have helped a member with a healthcare solution.

Problem: Coverage for hospitalization

Elizabeth had been trying for more than a year to get her health insurance to cover the cost of a lengthy hospital stay as stipulated in her plan.

Solution:

Health Advocate found a coding mistake and worked with Elizabeth’s doctor, hospital, and health plan to correct it. Finally, all claims were processed for payment, saving Elizabeth $3,500.

 

 

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Listen to Healthcare Survival Guide coauthor Abbie Leibowitz, M.D. on KSOR-FM

December 18, 2009

KSOR-FM 90.1 spoke with Healthcare Survival Guide coauthor Abbie Leibowitz, M.D. December 2. Jeffrey Reilly, host of “The Jefferson Exchange” on Jefferson Public Radio, dicussed with Leibowitz healthcare tips for the unemployed and underinsured, as well as the benefits of health advocacy.

Audio from the interview is now available. To listen, click here: http://www.healthadvocate.com/radio.aspx?v=jeff


Listen to Healthcare Survival Guide coauthor Martin Rosen on KPCC-FM

December 18, 2009

KPCC-FM 89.3 interviewed Healthcare Survival Guide coauthor Martin Rosen on December 1. The Southern California National Public Radio affiliate spoke with Rosen about the status of the federal COBRA subsidy and what to do should the subsidy expire.

Audio of the interview is now available. To listen, click here: http://www.healthadvocate.com/radio.aspx?v=kpcc


Wyoming Tribune-Eagle recommends The Healthcare Survival Guide

December 17, 2009

The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle considers the tips provided in The Healthcare Survival Guide December 14. Journalist Michelle Dynes writes that the book “encourages unemployed individuals to take charge of their health and finances so that temporary setbacks don’t become life-altering catastrophes.”

To read the full article, click here: http://www.allbusiness.com/society-social/families-children-family/13590236-1.html


WPFW-FM 89.3 interviews Healthcare Survival Guide coauthor Martin Rosen

December 17, 2009

WPFW-FM 89.3 in Washington, D.C. interviewed Healthcare Survival Guide coauthor Martin Rosen December 16. Rosen shared with listeners some of The Healthcare Survival Guide‘s indispensible resources and cost-saving tips.

Audio of the interview is now available. To listen, click here (scroll to bottom, click #40 “What’s at Stake” 12-16-09): http://www.wpfw.org/?db=content/Programming&tbl=Programming&id=2.2


WBIX-AM 1060 interviews Healthcare Survival Guide coauthor Martin Rosen

December 17, 2009

WBIX-AM 1060 in Boston interviewed Healthcare Survival Guide coauthor Martin Rosen December 11. Host Stu Taylor spoke with Rosen about the myriad cost-saving tips in the book. Taylor praised The Healthcare Survival Guide, saying, “All it has is fabulous information for you. I can’t see why anybody wouldn’t get this. This handy little book, you can’t put a price on it.”

Audio from the interview is now available. To listen, click here: http://www.healthadvocate.com/radio.aspx?v=stu


Watch Martin Rosen’s interview with KCTU-TV

December 17, 2009

KCTU-TV in Wichita, Kansas interviewed Healthcare Survival Guide coauthor Martin Rosen November 17. On the program “Your Hour,” host Cheryl Nutt praised the book, saying, “There’s a lot of really valuable information in here for people.”

Video from the interview is now available. To watch, click here: http://www.healthadvocate.com/tv.aspx?v=kctu