WHYY chat transcript now available

November 12, 2009
“Digest This,” WHYY Philadelphia’s online forum, hosted Healthcare Survival Guide coauthors Martin Rosen and Abbie Leibowitz, M.D. Tuesday. The coauthors, also cofounders of Health Advocate, Inc., answered a variety of questions concerning free or inexpensive healthcare solutions.

 

A sample:
Question: 12:14 [Comment From Keith ]
Where is a good place to get cheap temporary health care for two people who are 27 years old and have no health problems?
Answer: 12:16 Abbie Leibowitz:
Keith, Blue Cross plans offer policies that are payable quarterly so check there. In fact, most carriers who offer coverage to individuals and small groups will sell policies that you may find attractive.

To view the full transcript of the chat, go here (Click “Replay” on the right-hand side of the page): http://whyy.org/cms/news/health-science/2009/11/04/digest-this-free-or-cheap-health-care/21752


Chat live with Healthcare Survival Guide coauthors

November 5, 2009

Digest This, WHYY’s weekly online forum, will welcome Healthcare Survival Guide coauthors Martin Rosen and Abbie Leibowitz, M.D. November 10. Focusing on the topic “Free or Cheap Healthcare,” reporter Kerry Grens will moderate Tuesday’s live chat at 12 p.m.

What: Digest This: Free or Cheap Healthcare

When: Tuesday, November 10. 12 p.m.

Who: Martin Rosen, Abbie Leibowitz, M.D., Katy Weeks

To participate in the discussion, follow this link: http://whyy.org/cms/news/health-science/2009/11/04/digest-this-free-or-cheap-health-care/21752


WHYY Philadelphia interviews Healthcare Survival Guide coauthors

October 28, 2009

Healthcare Survival Guide coauthors Martin Rosen and Abbie Leibowitz, M.D. spoke with Kerry Grens of WHYY Philadelphia recently. Rosen and Leibowitz elaborated on some of the book’s cost-saving tips, such as negotiating a doctor’s bill or obtaining discount health insurance through an alumni association. Listen here: http://whyy.org/cms/news/health-science/2009/10/09/free-or-cheap-medical-care/19684

Also cofounders of Health Advocate, Inc., Rosen and Leibowitz spoke with Grens about the growing need for health advocacy. Listen here: http://whyy.org/cms/news/health-science/2009/10/13/getting-benefits-from-insurers/19896