I’m a 50 year old woman (or at least somewhere near 50) who needs to get a routine bone density scan. My doctor suggested it as part of my preventive care routine, and I heard it was painless and easy so I consented. No big deal to schedule, my doctor told me, her office would make the appointment.
As a society we’ve become pretty comfortable with the notion of comparing costs for things that we’re going to buy. When is the last time that you bought a car, or even a book without shopping around on google? Probably almost never. Well healthcare should be no different. Comparing healthcare costs is a must. We have a number of articles (here and here) talking about why you should care about your healthcare cost and how to reduce it. But let’s use this article to narrow in on some cost comparison websites. I want you to be able really put this stuff into action.(more…)