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    MRI: How much does it cost?
    By Ruthie Dean on December 26, 2014

    Reader Q+A My health plan has a $5,000 deductible and my doctor just told me I need an MRI. How much is this going to cost?  The cost of an MRI...

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    I underestimated my income to get a subsidy. What will happen?
    By Ruthie Dean on October 23, 2014

    Reader Q+A Last year when I signed up for health insurance, I was out of a job and only making a little money working retail. I only pay...

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    Stop! In the name of maternity bill errors
    By Ruthie Dean on October 16, 2014

    Before you pay too much  Expecting a baby? When I mention the words “medical bills,” what emotions start to stir? Bewilderment? Frustration?

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    Your medical bills contain errors
    By Ruthie Dean on October 13, 2014

    How to spot the 7 most common medical bill errors   Eric Michael David recently reported his $20,000 bill for his son's bruise as a prime example...

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    What no one tells you about out-of-network bills
    By Ruthie Dean on October 9, 2014

    Understanding out-of-network bills 

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    I’m getting married. What should I do about health insurance?
    By Ruthie Dean on October 7, 2014

    Reader Q+A I'm getting married this month and wondering what to do about health insurance. My wife and I both work, but her company doesn't...

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    I’m pregnant & don’t have health insurance. What should I do?
    By Ruthie Dean on October 4, 2014

    Reader Q+A I'm pregnant, but I’m not sure how far along I am because I haven't been to the doctor. I don't have health insurance, but my...

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    5 secrets every expecting mom should know about healthcare
    By Ruthie Dean on October 2, 2014

    Starting a family is an exciting time, but one of the most dreadful parts about the process is the confusing medical bills–not to mention any...

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    How does a Private Exchange save employers money?
    By Ruthie Dean on September 25, 2014

    Comparing the old group health plan approach to a Private Exchange  As many employers are gearing up to make big healthcare decisions this fall...

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    Do copays count toward the out-of-pocket maximum? The deductible?
    By Ruthie Dean on August 18, 2014

    What you need to know about reform and copay-based health plans  With all the noise about healthcare reform, many have missed the fine print that...

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