Wendell Potter, author of the book Deadly Spin and senior analyst at the Center for Public Integrity, joins The Doctors to share his top insider tips to help you get the health care you need at a cost you can afford.
Wendell explains that the leading cause of bankruptcy filing in the United States is insurance debt. He adds that it’s important to understand what is covered under your insurance plan and to ask candid questions of your doctor to ensure that any procedure you undergo is medically necessary.
Wendell’s Top Tips to Fight Insurance Companies:
According to Consumer Reports, before undergoing any surgery or procedure, every patient should ask his or her doctor the following questions:
ER physician Dr. Travis Stork recommends that everyone become their own health advocate. Do your own research and make sure you fully understand your treatment options and the risks and benefits for each. Additionally, check online reviews for your surgeon and find out if there have been any legal proceedings filed against him or her.