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

April 4, 2024
Hosted by Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington

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Episode Description

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.

Crush Medical Debt – Medical Bills Uncovered

Thursday at 2PM PST on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness

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. Every week, we make the complex world of medical finances simple – empowering you to save the most money and fight predatory bills to save your home, retirement savings, and financial future. Physician and medical billing insider Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington shares her expert secrets-made-easy and gives you practical tools for affordable medical bills – everything you need so you can save the most time and money and pay off medical bills fast! So, join us on this mission to crush medical debt. Because when knowledge is power – saving you time and money – health is wealth! Tune in to "Medical Bills Uncovered" every Thursday at 9 am Pacific/12 noon Eastern on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel and begin your journey to financial wellness today!

Dr. Virgie Bright Ellington

Virgie Bright Ellington, MD is an internal medicine physician and medical billing expert. A dedicated patient advocate, Dr. Virgie earned her degree at the University of Michigan Medical School and trained at the Cambridge Hospital of Harvard Medical School. After practicing more than 20 years in primary care and psychiatric settings and as a health insurance executive, Dr. Virgie now helps patients understand complex medical procedures, communicate effectively with their healthcare providers, and avoid financial devastation from crushing medical bills through her WHAT YOUR DOCTOR WANTS YOU TO KNOW series. Dr. Virgie is a former NY1 News health contributor and has been featured in Dallas Fox News, several podcasts, and national magazines. Dr. Virgie lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband and three children.

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