How To Score a Healthcare Hook-up

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(Daily Finance) — I’m going to go out on a limb and bet that you probably wouldn’t buy a house or car without comparison shopping online. Heck, you probably wouldn’t buy a $70 pair of sneakers without shopping around. Yet many of us think nothing of moving forward with a dental or medical procedure with no sense of what the average going rate is, and no true grasp of what we’re ultimately paying at the end of a running stream of bills and “this is not a bill” notices.  In a month marked by the story of a man who robbed a bank for $1in an attempt to go to jail and become eligible for health care, I did a segment about more rational means negotiating medical expenses for the CBSEarly Show.

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