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Rising Prescription Drug Prices Stir Consumer Outrage

Today, many Americans are being hit by soaring prescription drug prices. Many reading this will relate through their own experiences. According to a survey by Consumer Reports, 75% of those impacted by high drug prices have reporting cutting back on spending, even food, in order to afford their medications.

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How to Save Money on Your Prescription Drugs

Here are some tips we recently shared on the Huffington Post on how to save a bundle on the prescription drugs you need to stay healthy.

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With Medicare, Persistence is Key!

When it comes to receiving all of the Medicare benefits you deserve, it pays to be vigilant!

Today’s New York Daily News article about improper medicare claim denials highlights why it is so important for Medicare recipients to be persistent about their care.

One of the biggest mistakes we make as healthcare consumers […]

5 Fun Things to Do After Your Medicare Plan Check-up

Open Enrollment for Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug coverage (commonly known as Part C and Part D) begins October 15th and ends December 7th. During that time, Medicare participants can:

  • Switch from original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan
  • Change back from a Medicare Advantage Plan to original Medicare
  • Make a switch […]

Warning for Medicare Patients

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If Medicare recipients want to keep themselves out of financial harm’s way in 2015, they must thoroughly review their Medicare health insurance policies during Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15th – December 7th).  Recent reports in the New York Times (Beware […]

Money Saving Healthcare Suggestions

Exhale Health is committed to sharing useful information to individuals and families about health insurance and healthcare.

Women’s Health featured an article written by CEO Sarah O’Leary.  It shares concrete suggestions to help families better navigate their care.  Please feel free to share it with your loved ones.  Be smart, […]

Insurers Profit from Telephone Hold Times

How long are you willing to wait on hold before you simply hang up?  Most people lose their patience after several minutes.  The more determined may stay on for an hour or longer.  Insurance company telephone hold times have increased dramatically over the past year, with some consumers reporting hold […]

Protecting Patient Privacy

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, better known as HIPAA, provides a variety of protections to ensure patients’ privacy.

“The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides federal protections for individually identifiable health information held by covered entities and their business associates and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that […]

Generic Drug Price Gouging

In today’s New York Times, Elisabeth Rosenthal reported on the increase in pricing of some generic drugs.(http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/09/health/some-generic-drug-prices-are-soaring.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140709&nlid=65544527&tntemail0=y).   It is patently unfair to significantly raise drug pricing simply for corporate profit, especially on drugs primarily sold to senior citizens, many of whom may be on a fixed income.  The […]

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