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: http://econpers.wordpress.com/2010/10/24/discover-money-saving-tips-from-co-author-of-health-care-survival-guide/

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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: http://www.healthadvocate.com/tv.aspx?v=GoodDayPhila


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


Watch Martin Rosen’s interview with WMHT-TV

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