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Crush Medical Debt – Medical Bills Uncovered

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Welcome to “Medical Bills Uncovered”, America’s first medical money-saving show dedicated to protecting you from becoming a victim of the nation’s #1 cause of debt, stress, and bankruptcy – medical bills.

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Welcome to “Medical Bills Uncovered”, America’s first medical money-saving show dedicated to protecting you from becoming a victim of the nation’s #1 cause of debt, stress, and bankruptcy – medical bills.

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English


Episodes
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Top 5 Ways to Get Out of Paying a Medical Bill!

7/11/2024
By the end of this episode, you're going to discover the 5 best expert insider secrets to get out of a medical bill - including the #1 thing to do to get out of paying future predatory bills. This is really outstanding stuff, folks! https://crushmedicaldebt.com

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Ambulance Bill Paying Mistake of the Week!

7/4/2024
In this encore episode, we're revisiting why it's important to always be kind to each other, including folks on the front line, even when we really really(!) don't feel like doing so. And heads up - you may want to think twice before taking an ambulance ride to the ER! Dr. Virgie reveals what to do if you're overcharged for an expensive fancy ride to the hospital. https://crushmedicaldebt.com

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Can't Afford Marketplace Health Insurance? 5 Things to Do Now!

6/27/2024
This episode could save your financial life! Dr. Virgie reveals what to do if you're self-employed, in-between jobs or don't have insurance through an employer, and can't afford federal marketplace health insurance a.k.a. Obamacare. By the end of this hour, you're going to learn about protecting your financial future with direct primary care (DPC), federally qualified heath centers (FQHCs), and catastrophic medical event insurance. crushmedicaldebt.com

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Encore Moral of the Story with Everyone's Talkin Money Host Shannah Game

6/20/2024
The Medical Bills Uncovered series 'Moral of the Story' features individuals and patients who share battles won and lessons learned in dealing with the U.S. healthcare system - so you can make sure their time, peace, and money lost doesn't happen to you. In this special episode, top personal finance podcast Everyone's Talkin Money host and certified financial planner Shannah Game talks with Dr. Virgie to reveal the definition of a certified money trauma expert, why you CAN negotiate your healthcare needs, and the importance of always asking questions when you're asked to pay for medical care in advance. Also, Dr. Virgie reminds us that other than visit co-pays, in-network providers must bill your insurance first before expecting payment for services, including coinsurance and annual deductibles!

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Got a Crazy Medical Bill? Do This!

6/13/2024
By the end of this episode of What Would Dr. Virgie Do?, you're going to learn the insider secrets you need to know to never get tricked into paying outrageous medical bills - and get rid of them fast - without credit cards, loans, or bankruptcy. https://crushmedicaldebt.com

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What You Need to Know When A Loved One Dies

5/30/2024
Dr. Virgie discusses what we all need to know when a loved one dies but no one tells us - which adds to our grief and detriment. At the end of this hour, you're going to remember to do the 3 steps of the only right way to pay every medical bill – no matter to whom it belongs and whether they’re living or deceased, why medical bills is unsecured debt which goes away if there isn’t enough money in your loved one's estate (savings, investments) to cover it, and how debt collectors are legally limited in how they are allowed to seek repayment after someone dies. crushmedicaldebt.com

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How to Get Free Medical Bill Help with Marshall Allen!

5/23/2024
At the end of this very special empowering episode, you're going to know how to get help paying your medical bills - without paying to get help paying your medical bills! Marshall Allen, journalist and author of Never Pay the First Bill: And Other Ways to Fight the Health Care System and Win joins Dr. Virgie to share a big secret to successfully fight bogus medical bills - for free. You can do this! crushmedicaldebt.com/free-resources dollarfor.org patientadvocate.org singlecare.com

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Stop Doing This One Thing - And Save Your Financial Life!

5/16/2024
In this critically important episode, Dr. Virgie reveals the #1 mistake you're making when you get medical care that can destroy your future! Listen to this, save thousands - and possibly your financial life. And, in recognition of Melanoma & Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Dina Strachan, board-certified dermatologist and owner of Aglow Dermatology in NYC returns to bust melanoma and skin cancer myths, discuss why we all need to use sunscreen irrespective of how fair or dark we are, and shares three very common medications and one lifestyle choice that can increase your chance of getting sunburns - and your risk of skin cancer. aglowdermatology.com

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Mental Health Awareness Month Insights with Dr. Kristin Carothers

5/9/2024
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, psychologist Dr. Kristin Carothers returns to join Dr. Virgie to share insights about our society's continued taboo and stigma of talking about mental health issues and suicide, why mental health equals physical health, and what to do if you or someone you love is without financial resources or insurance but needs mental health support and/or treatment. https://988lifeline.org https://www.nami.org https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists If you or someone you love is in crisis, call 911 and/or get to your nearest ER.

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Why Changing The Way You Pay Medical Bills Can Save Your Life

4/4/2024
In less than an hour, you're going to learn why changing the way you pay for medical coverage is critical for a happy and healthy life - and most importantly, how to do it. Whether you’re self-employed and need health coverage, facing big bills after an accident or serious medical diagnosis, or already getting crushed by medical debt - this episode is for you. Look for primary care options with Direct Primary Care (DPC) practices at dpcare.org/dpc-practice-locations. Find a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) for your primary, dental, and mental health care needs with affordable sliding-scale income-based fees at findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov. Go to crushmedicaldebt.com/free-resources for discounts on prescription medications. If you have insurance and struggling with expenses not covered by your policy, apply for grants at HealthWell Foundation (healthwellfoundation.org). Clarification: Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) are not 100% free but are affordable for even the most limited budgets due to sliding-scale income-based only fees.

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How to Deal with Unaffordable Medical Bills without Bankruptcy

3/28/2024
This episode will save your financial life or that of someone you love. In less than one hour, you're going to learn the 5 insider expert secrets to get rid of a medical bill you can't afford, the first thing to do if your bill that may be the equivalent of a home mortgage is from a hospital stay, and where to find the best patient advocate help with big or bogus medical bills - for free. patientadvocate.org

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"Ask Questions, Save Money" with Finance Expert Matt Schulz

3/21/2024
In this special episode, personal finance expert and debt specialist Matt Schulz talks about his must-have money manual, Ask Questions, Save Money & Make More - How to Take Control of Your Financial Life, gives you real-life scripts to use to save the most money on medical bills and pharmacy prescriptions, and warns about a disturbing trend that's extra-profitable for large medical service providers but super-dangerous to your financial future and well-being.

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Here's What to Do If You Don't Have Employer Health Insurance

3/14/2024
This episode could save your financial life! Dr. Virgie reveals what to do if you're self-employed, in between jobs, or don't have insurance through an employer and can't afford federal marketplace health insurance a.k.a. Obamacare. By the end of this hour, you're going to learn about protecting your financial future with non-federal marketplace individual plans, direct primary care, critical illness insurance, and short-term insurance. https://crushmedicaldebt.com CLARIFICATION: ACA catastrophic insurance is only available to those under the age of 30 and does not offer lump sum payouts for illness or injuries. Private catastrophic insurance, known as accidental, critical illness, or hospitalization plans, is available to everyone over age 18 and offers lump sum payouts for covered illness or injuries.

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Here's What to Do If You Don't Have Employer Health Insurance

3/14/2024
This episode could save your financial life! Dr. Virgie reveals what to do if you're self-employed, in between jobs, or don't have insurance through an employer and can't afford federal marketplace health insurance a.k.a. Obamacare. By the end of this hour, you're going to learn about protecting your financial future with non-federal marketplace individual plans, direct primary care, critical illness insurance, and short-term insurance. https://crushmedicaldebt.com CLARIFICATION: ACA catastrophic insurance is only available to those under the age of 30 and does not offer lump sum payouts for illness or injuries. Private catastrophic insurance, known as accidental, critical illness, or hospitalization plans, is available to everyone over age 18 and offers lump sum payouts for covered illness or injuries.

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It's Consumer Protection Week - You Got Scammed!

3/7/2024
National Consumer Protection Week is a time to help you understand your consumer rights to protect yourself and those you love from frauds and scams. This week, Dr. Virgie reveals how scammers are using new ways to take advantage of consumers who use the old ways of paying medical bills, why former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams' bogus ER bill is a great example of the top causes of the more than 100 million (and rising) American healthcare cost victims struggling with medical debt, and the critical reason why HIPAA is more than just a privacy rights law.

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How You're Paying Medical Bills is Dead Wrong. Here's Why.

2/29/2024
In this special Leap Year Day episode of Crush Medical Debt - Medical Bills Uncovered, Dr. Virgie reveals a rare expert insider look into why the old way of paying medical bills doesn't work anymore, how it's creating 100 million American healthcare cost vicitims and more every day, and what to do to protect you or someone you love from medical financial disaster. Show notes: To find a direct primary care practice (DPC), which gives you access to primary and preventive care for one low monthly subscription: dpcare.org/dpc-practice-locations. To find a federal qualified health center (FQHC) near you, which gives access to primary, dental and mental health care on a sliding scale based on your income: findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov. Correction: CPT is the abbreviation for Current Procedural Terminology.

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Getting Rid of Medical Bills

2/22/2024
Today we're talking about the top 5 things you didn’t know about paying medical bills – whether you have insurance or not. Most folks living in the United States don’t realize they’re just one accident or serious illness away from a lifetime of debt – even if they have “great” insurance. Many think the #1 cause of bankruptcy in the U.S. is medical bills because those individuals didn’t have decent health insurance or any insurance at all. It’s not true – and what you don’t know can hurt you and possibly destroy your financial future. In this episode, Dr. Virgie reveals valuable money-saving expert insider secrets to make sure overwhelming medical debt doesn’t happen to you or someone you love. Show notes: A list of preventive services that your insurance must cover at no cost to you - including no copay, coinsurance or deductible - can be found at healthcare.gov/coverage/preventive-care-benefits. You can find a free template to file a health insurance complaint and/or request an external review of denied coverage at crushmedicaldebt.com/free-resources.

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Getting Rid of Medical Bills

2/22/2024
Today we're talking about the top 5 things you didn’t know about paying medical bills – whether you have insurance or not. Most folks living in the United States don’t realize they’re just one accident or serious illness away from a lifetime of debt – even if they have “great” insurance. Many think the #1 cause of bankruptcy in the U.S. is medical bills because those individuals didn’t have decent health insurance or any insurance at all. It’s not true – and what you don’t know can hurt you and possibly destroy your financial future. In this episode, Dr. Virgie reveals valuable money-saving expert insider secrets to make sure overwhelming medical debt doesn’t happen to you or someone you love. Show notes: A list of preventive services that your insurance must cover at no cost to you - including no copay, coinsurance or deductible - can be found at healthcare.gov/coverage/preventive-care-benefits. You can find a free template to file a health insurance complaint and/or request an external review of denied coverage at crushmedicaldebt.com/free-resources.

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Love is a Doing - Not a Feeling!

2/15/2024
In this special Valentine's Day episode, Dr. Virgie reminds you that love is a doing - not a feeling. As Al Green says in his classic song, Love & Happiness: Love will make you do right! Dr. Virgie reveals 3 things to do to protect your future security and take care of those you love. https://crushmedicaldebt.com https://dollarfor.org

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Love is a Doing - Not a Feeling!

2/15/2024
In this special Valentine's Day episode, Dr. Virgie reminds you that love is a doing - not a feeling. As Al Green says in his classic song, Love & Happiness: Love will make you do right! Dr. Virgie reveals 3 things to do to protect your future security and take care of those you love. https://crushmedicaldebt.com https://dollarfor.org

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