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Sean Parnell: A Shamelessly Uninsured Self-Pay Patient Saving Thousands on Health Care

June 29, 2016

Meet two self-pay patients who don't have or want health insurance, don't receive government assistance, and consistently score the best prices on health care money can buy.

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Meet two self-pay patients who don't have or want health insurance, don't receive government assistance, and consistently score the best prices on health care money can buy.

The shamelessly uninsured: Michael Hamilton, host of the Health Care News Podcast and managing editor of Health Care News, and Sean Parnell, author of The Self-Pay Patient: Affordable Healthcare Choices in the Age of Obamacare and a former Health Care News managing editor.

Hamilton and Parnell extol the virtues of going uninsured in order to obtain the most cost-effective health care for oneself and one's family.

Together they cover how to make sure self-pay patients get the best price from their doctors, how doing a little homework can save you thousands of dollars, and how to combine a savvy self-pay mentality with membership in a health care sharing ministry.

Most importantly, in contrast to some plans to repeal and replace Obamacare proposed at the federal level, Hamilton and Parnell help empower consumers to make free, informed about decisions about obtaining affordable, high-quality health care--as opposed to mere health insurance.

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Michael Hamilton writes and edits for the liberty-minded clients of Good Comma Editing, LLC, a freelance writing and editing company.
media@heartland.org @MikeFreeMarket
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Sean Parnell (sparnell@heartland.org) is a research fellow for health policy at The Heartland Institute.
sparnell@heartland.org @seandparnell