Health Care

Act Healthy, Get Cash Back?

Is it worth overcoming one’s objections to fitness trackers in the first place, getting the gizmo, hooking it up, letting your health insurance company monitor how many steps you take, and then receiving your reward in the form of a gift card to an evil empire?

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The Pros and Cons of Neti Pots. Plus, A Camp Horror Story!

The reason I stopped using the neti pot has to do with the amoeba Naegleria fowleri. This amoeba literally eats your brain.

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The Cost of Things: A Broken Foot in Winter

Non-monetary costs: Multiple phone calls and frustration with the insurance company over who they cover and how they bill. (My boot was billed separately from the hospital. Our system makes no sense.)

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The Cost Of Things: Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Removed at 30

I avoided getting my wisdom teeth taken out for a long time, partially because I was terrified of getting surgery, and partially because I didn’t want to pay for it.

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Is “Dry January” Worth The Savings

What would you save by trying the Dry January thing? Would it be worth it?

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When Harvard Met Obamacare: A Reverse Rom-Com

Professors throughout Cambridge are outraged that the health care reform reform many of them helped champion means that, though more people will be served and protected, they might also experience slight increases in cost.

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The Costs of Mental Illness, With & Without Insurance

When it comes down to “if I eat out tonight with my friends I can’t afford the pills I need” you spend a lot of nights eating on your meal plan instead.

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Save Money With Hugs! And Generics

Hugs can protect stressed people from getting sick.

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Even With Healthcare, We Can’t Always Get Doctors

If you are on Medicaid, and you start calling a list of providers and find that, say, the first three numbers don’t work and the fourth number says “sorry, we’ve stopped participating,” and the fifth number says “we can make you an appointment in two months,” well—you can already see the time and hassle involved.

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The Cost of Things: Crossfit, Lifting, and Making It to Provincials

I got new weightlifting shoes, $220. One shoe says, “go forth and…” and the other shoe says, “…dominate”

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