Free and low-cost care in San Francisco

October 28, 2010

As part of our ongoing effort to help you find free and low-cost healthcare resources when you need them most, we have been researching clinics and other thrifty resources throughout the country.

Today, we’ll talk about low-cost resources in San Francisco, CA. The San Francisco Department of Health has a comprehensive list of primary care centers, health clinics, dental clinics, and more. If you’re looking for free care, you might want to check out the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, which feature two medical clinics and a behavioral health center, as well as psychiatric services for prison inmates.

If you know of any other free or low-cost resources available in the Bay Area, leave a comment and let us know!


KAZI-FM in Austin, TX interviews coauthor Martin Rosen

October 26, 2010

KAZI-FM 88.7 in Austin, TX recently spoke with Healthcare Survival Guide coauthor Martin Rosen. On the program “Economic Perspectives,” host Hopeton Hay interviewed Rosen about some of the book’s indispensable cost-saving advice, including asking your doctor for a discount and substituting generic medication for name-brands on your prescription.

To listen to the full interview, click here:

New reviews of The Healthcare Survival Guide

October 19, 2010

Two prominent book critics have given The Healthcare Survival Guide positive reviews recently. C.A. Lajos of The Librarian’s Review of Books raved about The Healthcare Survival Guide, calling it ”a guide for getting the healthcare one needs to stay healthy while not going into bankruptcy like so many others.”

“With tips on when it’s safe to cut corners, how to get freebies, and more, The Healthcare Survival Guide is for any seeking healthcare and want it cheap,” Lajos writes.

Meanwhile, Alan Caruba, charter member of the National Book Critics Circle, calls the book “one of those titles that relieves the reviewer from having to say anything more.”

”It’s filled with little-known secrets such as simply asking your doctor for a discount, keeping an eye on pharmaceutical websites for free trial offers for medications, checking out a university dental clinic and how to read a hospital bill to avoid being over-charged,” Caruba writes.

Video of FOX 29 appearance now available

October 18, 2010

On September 23, some of health reform’s first big changes took effect. Healthcare Survival Guide coauthor Martin Rosen appeared on FOX 29’s Good Day Philadelphia to explain some of the new laws.

Video of the interview is now available: