Watch coauthor Martin Rosen on FOX 29

September 22, 2010

Tomorrow, September 23, some of health reform’s first big changes go into effect. Insurers will no longer be permitted to deny children coverage because of a pre-existing condition, lifetime caps on coverage for those with chronic conditions will be outlawed, and adult children will be able to stay on a parent’s health plan until age 26, to name a few.

To help make sense of these new laws, Healthcare Survival Guide coauthor Martin Rosen will appear on FOX 29 tonight and tomorrow and discuss what these changes mean for you. Tonight, you can catch him on the 10 p.m. broadcast with Thomas Drayton, and tomorrow, he’ll be on at 8:15 a.m. with Mike Jerrick and Sheinelle Jones.

Don’t forget to tune in or set your DVRs!


Watch coauthor Martin Rosen’s appearance on FOX 29 Philadelphia

September 16, 2010

With approximately 11 million Americans now providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, the burden of stress on caregivers is coming to light. Last night, September 15, FOX 29 Philadelphia’s Kerry Barrett reported on the challenges caregivers face and explored solutions to ease their load. Healthcare Survival Guide coauthor Martin Rosen joined Barrett to share some insight on the importance of expert help in caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s.

Video of the story is now available. To watch, click here: http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/caring-for-a-loved-one-with-alzheimer%27s


The Healthcare Survival Guide’s recent media appearances

September 13, 2010

The Healthcare Survival Guide received a lot of attention from media outlets all over the nation this summer. Missed an article or interview? Don’t worry — here’s a list of all of the book’s tips, tricks, and resources media outlets shared with their audiences this summer.

On May 14, the Bergen County Record in New Jersey quoted co-author Martin Rosen in an article on negotaiting doctor’s bills: http://www.northjersey.com/news/health/93751219_How_to_get_discounts_on_health_care.html?c=y&page=1

On May 21, Lita Epstein of WalletPop.com suggested that her readers download a copy of The Healthcare Survival Guide in an article on saving money in healthcare: http://www.walletpop.com/blog/2010/05/21/how-to-negotiate-your-medical-bills/

On August 11, Ivan Penn of the St. Petersburg Times cited some of the book’s indispensible cost-saving tips in answering a reader’s question regarding saving money on health and dental costs: http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/daily-qampa-what-tips-do-you-have-to-save-on-health-and-dental-costs/1114611

The next day, blogger T. Lynne Trentwood of the Denver Examiner blog urged her readers to download the free book, saying “it is esay to read and has many largely unknown self-care tips”: http://www.examiner.com/life-coach-in-denver/great-health-care-e-book-free-download-and-enjoy-right-now

The following day, August 11, Steve Pomeranz, host of “On The Money!” on South Florida’s WXEL FM, spoke with Rosen about the book: http://www.healthadvocate.com/radio.aspx?v=OTM

On August 16, TipHero, a website that highlights bargains and money-saving strategies in a variety of markets, advised its readers to check out the book’s “great advice”: http://www.tiphero.com/tips_3079_how-to-find-free-or-low-cost-healthcare-services.html

On September 1, CBS News featured a slideshow of some of The Healthcare Survival Guide’s most useful tips: http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-204_162-10004698.html

The following day, South Dakota Public Radio host Paul Guggenheimer spoke with Rosen about the book and where to look for inexpensive medical care: http://www.sdpb.org/radio/shows.aspx?MediaID=58538&Parmtype=RADIO&ParmAccessLevel=sdpb-all

And finally, on September 4, Susan Salisbury of the Palm Beach Post shared some of the book’s tips in an article on finding cheap prescription drugs: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/money/prescription-for-savings-shop-for-cheaper-meds-896581.html?cxtype=ynews_rss

Be sure to check out the articles for some useful money-saving advice. Better yet, if you haven’t done so already, download your own copy of the book for free here: http://www.healthcaresurvivalguide.com/Get-The-Healthcare-Survival-Guide/Default.aspx


Another Resource For People Looking For Free/Low-Cost Health & Dental Clinics

September 13, 2010

While doing the research that led to our finding of the New York City Free Clinic, we discovered a similar resource that lists free and low-cost healthcare & dental clinics all around the U.S., called www.freemedicalcamps.com. The clinics are organized by state and then city, so you will more than likely be able to find a facility close to you. (There is also a section for Puerto Rico, The Marshall Islands, Guam, The Virgin Islands, etc.) Visit their website (link above) to learn more about FMC, to find a health/dental facility near you, or to suggest a clinic you know of.