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  • Brain MRIs go from $500 to more than $6,000
    If your doctor prescribes an MRI, you’ll find wide variations in charges, which could greatly effect the amount you pay out-of-pocket, depending on your insurance plan.  Consider, for example, a …
  • See the Charges in Summit County for Having a Baby
    If you’re having a baby, and if your insurance leaves a percentage of the costs to you, you may be interested in differences in charges at hospitals in Summit County.  Based on 2012 information …
  • Price Check on 2 Very Common Blood Tests
    If you’re paying out-of-pocket for blood tests, you’ll find a wide range in charges – with differences of more than $100 for the exact same test.  HelpWithMedicalCosts finds that Pio …
  • See if Faithful Servant Care is For You
    Lisa, a HelpWithMedicalCosts.com reader, writes that she is 29, and self-employed, with no known health problems.  She and her husband made slightly less than $30,000 last year, and neither has insura …
  • Help is here in Summit County for accessing Obamacare health insurance
    If you need help enrolling for health insurance coverage through the new Health Insurance Marketplace or the state-run Medicaid program, there are several places you can go throughout the Akron area. …
  • You say Obamacare hits your doorstep?
    So you say your health insurance just got cancelled?  Or changes in your Medicare gap insurance mean you may need to find a new doctor?  Yes, the details of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — commo …
  • Calculate Costs for Insurance under Obamacare or Call for Personal Help
      The federal government has a new resource to help people access personal help and calculate the cost of insurance plans available as a result of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obama …
  • Easy steps to understand Obamacare
    Dear Readers, As a way of helping her own patients, Dr. Pennie Marchetti, a board member of the Summit County Medical Society, prepared this easy Fact Sheet on Obamacare — formally called the Af …
  • Get ready. Obamacare is here — almost
    It’s countdown time as the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, begins to take effect on Oct. 1.  That’s when small business owners and individual can begin shopping for mandated insurance plans. …
  • Reports conflict on how much Ohio plans will cost
     If you’re a middle-income wage earner under age 65, and you’re not eligible for health insurance coverage through your employer, Medicaid or Medicare, you may be eligible for tax credit subsidies if …