Healthcare for Less

Washington, DC (PressExposure) January 01, 2007 -- New York, NY: We are on the verge of the greatest healthcare crisis in American history. Over 50 million Americans are living without health insurance and the number continues to increase year after year. Even with insurance, healthcare costs are skyrocketing – pricey specialists, expensive medications, fees, cop-payments, premiums. We live with a healthcare system that is both expensive and confusing – until now. Healthcare for Less (Hatherleigh Press, $15.95) is the essential new book from healthcare consultant Michelle Katz. A groundbreaking reference, filled with real-life examples, Healthcare for Less will make sense of the details so you and your family can start saving money on you healthcare now.

Healthcare for Less will help you:
• Understand the differences between the HMO, PPO and HSA
• Translate those hard-to-understand medical bills
• Cut back on your everyday healthcare costs – like prescription drugs
• Take advantage of free preventative screenings
• Make a decision about Medicare and Part D coverage
• Find government and company programs that will save you hundreds of dollars each year – And much, much more.

Did you know you can actually negotiate with healthcare institutions and providers? Whether you are willing to ask for a lower price or simply want help choosing an insurance plan, Healthcare for Less will guide you step by step through the details of navigating the healthcare industry. Through insurance policies, Medicare forms, and doctor bills can be complicated and difficult to understand, this book is not. Healthcare for Less is separated into easy-to-follow sections, with diagrams, tables, checklists, and websites to answer more specific questions.

Healthcare for Less by Michelle Katz

Healthcare for Less explains the value of knowing your family’s medical needs, relating these needs to your insurance company and/or medical provider, and knowing what options exist – before making costly healthcare decisions. The book explains how to read your medical bills, how to cut back on everyday healthcare health costs, and how to find programs that will save you hundreds every year.

Take back control and empower yourself with the tools to lower your healthcare costs, Dr. R Martin Bashir, one of the nation’s top doctors (US News and World Report, “Who’s Who”) says, “The system is broken and needs to be fixed but until then Healthcare for Less can help us all understand how we can get good care without mortgaging the house in the process.”


A healthcare consultant and international medical reporter, Michelle Katz, MSN, from ABC 7 in Washington, DC, has been interviewed on several news markets including WUSA in Washington, DC, the New England Cable Network in Boston and Oprah & Friends Radio. She is the host of cable television show, Today’s Health and a “Celebrity Guru” for LifeTips as well as the healthcare contributor for EONS. Katz has been a senior healthcare consultant at Author Andersen and consulted in the development of congressional healthcare legislation. Her advice has been heard on countless radio stations across the country. She is a sincere, engaging guest and we are sure your audience will welcome an interview or feature. She received her master’s degree in nursing from Georgetown University and lives in Washington, DC.

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Healthcare for Less

Getting the Care You Need – Without Breaking the Bank

Michelle Katz

Hatherleigh Press/ A Healthy Living Book


June 2006

$15.95/ 234 pages/ 6 x 9 inches


Distributed by Random House Worldwide

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