Video: Cost Of Living Week:Healthcare.
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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:39:41 +0000Cost Of Living Week:Healthcare.Healthcare cost custhttp://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12507/6850993?cpt=8&wpid=2637KLAS Las Vegas, NVthis week our consumer advocate michelle mortensen is looking for ways to help us all cut costs on the things we spend the most money on. ((dave courvoisier)) >> yesterday she tackeled the cost of kids.. and today she's showing us ways to cut down on health care costs. ((michelle mortensen)) people call the hotline constantly complaining about medical bills .. and health care costs. and often times .. simple solutions are available to cut those costs. for example ... people are often furious when they go to the hospital for an emergency and later get a bill stating the doctor who treated them was out-of-network. this happens a lot .. as the majority of the doctors in our area are independent contractors at our hospitals .. so it no longer matters if the hospital is in network .. youhave to check the doctors who see you are as well. and this is 1005 your responsibility. but if you check -- it can save you hundres if not thousands of dollars. another tip ... if you are having an elective surgery ... you need to make sure all the doctors treating you are in network -- even the anesthiologist. again .. you have to do the work and find out ... because they will not offer up this info. a few other recommendations on saving some cash: consider asking for an out of pocket rate, if you have a high deductible that you don't think you'll hit within the year... ...and ask for a three-month supply on your prescriptions, which can potentially help you avoid an otherwise monthly co-pay. ((michelle mortensen)) >> one more prescription tip .. check out websites like good rx ... to help you locate the cheapest pharmacy in town or on the internet for the prescriptions you use the most. tedd florendo (((>>>we're up soon on this newscast