July 7, 2010
WMHT, the PBS television affiliate in Albany, NY, recently interviewed Healthcare Survival Guide coauthor Martin Rosen. Help Wanted host Dan Bazile spoke with Rosen about strategies unemployed Americans can use to obtain inexpensive healthcare and medical services.
To watch the interview, click here (interview begins at 1:47): http://helpwantedinteractive.org/?s=martin+rosen
July 7, 2010
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: Underinsured patient faced foreclosure
Edward, a part-time worker, had insurance coverage but not enough to cover several large hospital bills. As a result, Edward faced bankruptcy and foreclosure.
Health Advocate informed him about “hardship/charity” assistance available through the hospital and helped him fill out the paperwork. As a result of this assistance, his inpatient hospital bills were cancelled. Health Advocate also negotiated with Edward’s physician to reduce Edward’s medical bills by 30 percent while working with his insurance company to successfully reprocess and pay past bills.