Yesterday: “You are one illness away from bankruptcy” 😕 Today: “You are one ambulance ride away from bankruptcy” 😧😲 Only 23% of Americans are able to afford an unexpected medical bill that more than $2,000, yet out-of-pocket medical costs keep rising. That’s because the #1 reason for bankruptcy in America is medical bills ❌Not Job Loss ❌Not Divorce ❌Not Student Loans, Foreclosure or a Failed Business MEDICAL BILLS My last Ambulance🚑 Ride on March 26, 2017, cost me over $2,500 – for a six-mile ride from Sorrento Valley when I was living with Ipek, Craig, and Faith who were at work. I
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Inflammatory bowel disease patients have higher health costs. Today’s blog post is not just about this growing problem, but also a few solutions I recommend you research and take action on today! I wish more people understood this. Including family, friends, doctor’s offices, hospital finance departments, and debt collectors. The title of this blog post came from the title of an article published in 2016. A study published May 21, 2019 where researchers examined data from 2007 to 2016 for almost 53,000 people with IBD who had either private health insurance or Medicare Advantage coverage with both medical and pharmacy
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I’m hopeful this is one way we turn around the broken healthcare system. I have a voice. You have a voice. Express your appreciation for those who deserve it. Also, express your dissatisfaction with those who deserve it. I also filed a formal complaint for one particular incident. Don’t be that guy who only complains. Give honest feedback for extraordinary service. Extraordinarily bad, and extraordinarily good. Hospitals take patient feedback seriously. Together we can make a difference. Dr. Bagley, Just a quick note to say THANK YOU You probably don’t remember helping me at UCSD Thorton IR on 2-11-2019 during