SAMI-Aid Blog

Our blog is dedicated to inquisitive healthcare consumers.
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Rapid innovation in digital and telephone-based communication is making it possible to optimize doctor and patient contact.

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Considering that healthcare prices are still rising rapidly under a primarily fee-for-service system, many healthcare advocates propose pay-for-performance as a solution. But will it actually work?

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Fee-for-service care is almost certainly a better option for low-income patients than expensive HMO plans or direct primary care arrangements. At SAMI-Aid, we believe that knowledge is power, and we want to empower everyone, including the uninsured, to access the highest quality care!

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The decision of whether and where to travel internationally for medical treatment depends on many factors. Here's an overview of some of the most popular destinations. SAMI-Aid has already done some of the research for you.

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If you need an elective medical procedure that will cost you $6,000 or more in the United States, then you can probably save between 30% and 80% by going abroad for that treatment. However, it’s crucial to weigh all the costs and benefits, not just the sticker prices.

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Retail clinics and telemedicine visits may be affordable alternatives to urgent care. SAMI-Aid helps you access and compare prices on both.

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Using SAMI-Aid's Provider & Price Search to compare urgent care prices in advance can help you know which clinic to visit when you need to.

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For those experiencing financial hardship, community health centers can be a godsend. Providing free or low-cost care to low-income individuals, there are hundreds of these clinics within the San Francisco Bay Area.

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If you're considering medical tourism, SAMI-Aid's Medical Tourism Wizard is a great place to start your journey, to be informed and prepared.

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From telemedicine to budgeting to lifestyle adjustments, you can take proactive steps to save money on healthcare. A SAMI-Aid membership can help.

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