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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:55 PM

The True Cost of Healthcare: A View of Healthcare Costs from the Inside

http://truecostofhealthcare.org/

12 segments, with 11 short videos that touch on the highlights. (Mods, I am posting 4 segment bullet point descriptions as "paragraphs". If you feel this is incorrect, please let me know and I will modify)


1. Introduction
-Almost all prices in health care are hidden from both doctors and patients. Any cost thatís hidden or confusing is easy to inflate.

2. Medications: What Your Pharmacist Wonít Tell You
-Most generic prescription medications arenít 50% or 75% less expensive than their brand named equivalents, they are 100 times cheaper!!

-Most people can pay less for generic medications if they pay for them directly than if they use their insurance and pay a copay (people pay extra for the privilege of being overcharged).

-The Costco list at the end of the section is only partial but it's clear that $32.95 per year is a lot less than $10 per month!

3. Medications: The Bad News 
-When medications are expensive, they can be REALLY expensive!

-Concrete examples are given that show how hiding the cost of these medications directly results in inflating these costs

4. Medications: Conclusion
-The tips given at the end of the section would be useful to most people

-Pharmaceutical reps should be banned.

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:35 PM

1. wow great find.

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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 01:06 AM

2. marking to read later! nt

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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 12:00 PM

3. Kick for the morning/noon crowd

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