Cost of Care

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Amid growing job loss, you have options when it comes to rent and mortgage

Amid a global pandemic, what happens if you lose your job and you're stuck at home, but your rent or mortgage payment is still...
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Charlotte County pizzerias offer free pies to teachers amid coronavirus crisis

Sometimes, it about people helping people in a time of need. Two pizza shops in Charlotte County are stepping up to feed residents in...
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Are already crowded hospitals in Southwest Florida ready for a COVID-19 outbreak?

Joann Cozzolino has congestive heart failure and renal failure. She ends up in the hospital several times a year. "Sometimes I am there and then two...
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How a trip to the doctor can cost 3 times more than you expect

When Jan Trefzer went to a doctor for back pain, she expected to pay $45—her insurance copay for specialist care. But Lee Health billed her...
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Bye-bye health insurance: How direct primary care can save you money

Dr. Rebekah Bernard isn't just a primary care doctor, she's an entrepreneur. Fed up with the healthcare system, she opened her own direct primary care...
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Health care plans SWFL can expect from the president and candidates

Democrats hope health care takes center stage when voters head to the polls in November. They are making the issue a central part of...
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Cost of Care Investigation: Sharing Your Medical Bills

Every Sunday, Pastor Gary Cox preaches the good word. And it's his connection to God and other Christians that helps him pay big medical...
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Some doctors agree to keep insurance rates “confidential”, so who can tell you your...

It’s a simple question. “What is this going to cost?” But a WINK News experiment found it’s really difficult to get the answer by calling a...
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Hospitals sue to block price-transparency rule

Figuring outpatient out of pocket cost upfront for medical care can be an exhausting exercise, that the Trump administration hopes to streamline. But hospitals are...
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Palm Beach county mom has baby without insurance to save money

Christina Nicholson got an unexpected blessing last year. Her family of four was about to become a family of five. The news of the new...

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