Health Savings News – Episode 24: Gender Affirming Care

Note: This is a rough transcript of episode 24 of Health Savings News and has been lightly edited for clarity. It may not be in its final form. Evan (00:09): Hello and welcome to Health Savings News, the podcast about healthcare costs in America and how to save money on the often expensive care all kinds of people need. I’m your host, Evan O’Connor, joined by retired doctors Rich Sagall and Mike Woods. Each episode we discuss healthcare costs in America, offer tips for saving money, and relevant news that affects and reflects the expensive landscape of healthcare in America.  […]

International Women’s Day 2023

Today is International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day started in 1908 when 15,000 women marched through New York City to demand shorter hours, better pay, and voting rights after being oppressed and mistreated in the workplace since the Industrial Revolution. The movement spread across the globe in the following years, reaching Europe by 1910 and Russia by 1913. International Women’s Day was officially recognized by the United Nations in 1975.   Women’s health is an important part of International Women’s Day. Women remain an underserved community with unique healthcare costs that are often overlooked by those drafting insurance guidelines. Women […]

Health Savings News – Episode 23: Excessive Use & Overdose of Vitamins & Minerals

Note: This is a rough transcript of episode 23 of Health Savings News and has been lightly edited for clarity. It may not be in its final form. Evan (00:09): Hello and welcome to Health Savings News, the podcast about healthcare costs in America and how to save money on the often expensive care all kinds of people need. I’m your host, Evan O’Connor, joined by retired doctors Rich Sagall and Mike Woods. How are you guys doing today? Mike (00:24): Good. Rich (00:25): Good, thank you. Evan (00:26): Excellent. Each episode we discuss healthcare costs in America, offer tips […]

Health Savings News – Episode 22: The Costs of Ending the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Note: This is a rough transcript of episode 22 of Health Savings News and has been lightly edited for clarity. Evan (00:10): Hello and welcome to Health Savings News, the podcast about healthcare costs in America and how to save money on the often expensive care all kinds of people need. I’m your host, Evan O’Connor, joined by retired doctors Rich Sagall and Mike Woods. How are you guys doing today? Rich: Good, thanks. Mike (00:25): Very well, thank you. Evan (00:27): Good, good. Each episode we discuss healthcare costs in America offer tips for saving money and relevant news […]

American Heart Month 2023

February is American Heart Month, a time when all people can focus on their cardiovascular health and risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women, affecting Americans of all backgrounds. In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds and someone dies from heart-disease related causes every minute. One out of every four deaths in the United States is from heart disease. Coronary heart disease alone costs the United States over $200 billion each year in healthcare costs, medications, and lost productivity.   There are a […]

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Welcome to the NeedyMeds Voice! We look forward to presenting you with timely, provocative pieces on healthcare reform, patient advocacy, medication and healthcare access, and other health-related news. Our goals are to educate, enlighten, and elucidate; together, we will try to make sense of the myriad and ongoing healthcare-related changes in the U.S. today.