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  1. Envelope system
    Does anyone have an Envelope for healthcare costs and how much is in it? I have a co-pay of $25 office and $100 emergency. I've been thinking of starting an "envelope," which actually would be an ING direct savings account for this. It seems like the more I think about it the more I need...
  2. General Chat
    Here is information from a radio discussion I heard on NPR...can save LOTS of $ Online Tool Lets Patients Negotiate With Doctors It would never occur to most people to haggle over healthcare costs. But it turns out that doctors, hospitals and labs are willing to negotiate. And in fact, surveys...
  3. General Chat
    Hello.. I need to get this off my chest...I HATE MY JOB! I've been a CNA ( nurses aid) for 20 plus years now..I'm currently been with my facility for 16yrs now and the changes over the past years are incredible..the stress level is more than I can bear..I love my resident's...it's all the other...
  4. General Chat
    Yet another reason why the government of the United States should be involved in little more than national defense and eliminating the designated hitter rule: Today my mother recieved a packet of information in the mail inviting her to consider options in the Medicare Advantage Health Care...
  5. Frugal Living
    Hi everyone! I've been thinking about ways to save money on healthcare over the past few months. After talking to different people and experiencing a few things myself, I realized you can save money on healthcare. Most of this may be something most people already know, but hopefully someone...
  6. Frugal Living
    Not sure if anyone here has seen this article, but thought it was worth spreading the news for those that are at risk of losing jobs. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090331/ap_on_bi_ge/walgreen_clinics
  7. General Chat
    Warning, this is gonna be a long one... Well, we've had kind of a rough month here. We've actually been doing pretty good all things considered. My dh lost his job where he worked 13 years! I never really got a chance to panic...he had 3 weeks of vacation pay and we had savings and a...
  8. General Chat
    Sorry. I couldn't resist. Was just thinking FV needs one more healthcare thread. Do I have to say this? Yes..here it goes. I am being silly and by no means am I trying to make light of anyone that is experiencing a health or insurance related hardship. Just saying. Anyway, While typing...
  9. General Chat
    there seems to be a lot of people telling us that we need a universal healthcare system, a system to feed the poor, to help the needy and all other sorts of things. well, i have a few things to say. it may offend some, but i am about tired of hearing everyone spout off at the mouth when they...
  10. Health and beauty
    "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Healthcare is NOT a privilege for those who can afford it, but a right for ALL Americans, regardless of their age, politics, gender, religion, level of wealth, or level of...
  11. Health and beauty
    I can feel my blood pressure increasing in the "great healthcare debate". It is a good cause to debate, but I have put my two cents in, and I don't like feeling angry, so on to better and brighter things! Live happy, eat healthy, exercise, and maybe you can stay away from doctors. I don't have...
  12. Question and Answer
    I'm curious to know what choices there are for healthcare when a family is on a budget. My husband has healthcare through his job but..holy cow ! :eek: It's really expensive... any ideas ? :ponder: Thanks ~ B
  13. News you can use
    Your retirement health-care bill: $225,000 Those co-pays, Medicare premiums and deductibles add up: Yearly costs for a typical 65-year-old couple have increased 4.7%.
  14. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    Now I maybe opening a can of worms here but I would like to say this. I know that a lot of people in North America are against universal healthcare because of the cost in taxes and the possible decline in quality of said care. Depending on your income we have VERY high taxes here BUT...
  15. News you can use
    A health-care debate you won't hear The presidential candidates' health-care-reform plans talk about things you want, like choice and affordability. They're mostly silent on what you might lose. As I write this, we don't know who the Republican and Democratic nominees will be, but since the...
  16. Freebies
    Healthcare Offers from Wyeth http://www.wyeth.com/specialoffers
  17. Frugal Living
    I know it's nothing compared to some I've seen on here, but we just can't get a break. My dh suffers from severe migraines (we've narrowed down several triggers over the last almost decade and eliminated them as we discover them) and all of a sudden, his frequency has gone from a few a month to...
  18. Health and beauty
    http://www.mlanet.org/resources/medspeak/
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