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$2,540 for 2 fillings? Poor hit by high costs at dental chain

Surviving on a meager $1,300 a month, 87-year-old Theresa Ferritto fretted about the cost when her dentist told her she needed two teeth pulled. She figured an oral surgeon would be too expensive. So ... read more

No dental insurance? Discount plans can provide savings

But it's important to remember discount plans merely give access to savings on exams, fillings and other procedures ... cap annual care at $1,500 per person. High-cost procedures like root canals, ... read more

Patients, Pressure and Profits at Aspen Dental

But the company said the $2,540 she was charged for two fillings and cleanings ... corporate chains have high turnover rates. Reitz says dentists tend to stop doing needless treatments after leaving a ... read more

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50 Ways to Cut Your Health-Care Costs

2 | GET THE FACTS The more you know about the real cost of your care ... exceed 7.5% of your gross income. That's a high bar, but the list of eligible expenses is extensive, including insurance ... read more


Health care costs will continue their brisk climb

Today, the number is closer to $1 out of every $6, or $2 trillion. Consumers are spending more on the latest treatments, despite their rising costs. For example, federal officials cite a significant ... read more

Double Coupons – They Could Cost You!

With the same coupon (not doubled), it was only $2.89, and I didn't need a special “promotion” to get it. Another example is the “sale priced” candle kit for “only” $8.99 at Kmart. With my $5 coupon ... read more

The moral measure of bad teeth

I had long suspected those with dental issues of less than optimal habits. Obviously environment (e.g., high sugar diet) does matter. But apparently a great deal of the variation in the trait is ... read more

CVS Health Corporation (CVS)

o Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act). The following materials are incorporated by reference into this Form 10-K: Portions of the ... read more

Utah college student pays for his tuition in single $1 bills to protest rising cost of school

A college student in Utah has taken an unusual path for a protest against rising tuition costs by paying for the upcoming semester in single dollar bills. Luq Mughal is a student at the University of ... read more

Chew on this: Dental coverage gives protection within limits

Likewise, dental coverage is spotty for adults in Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for the poor ... fillings might come with co-insurance, which requires you to pay a certain ... read more

Obama announces 2-year pay freeze for federal workers

The freeze would take effect on Jan. 1, pending Congressional approval by the end of this year. The 2012 pay freeze will be proposed as part of ... The decision will save the government about $2 ... read more

Are We Driving Earth to an Irreversible Tipping Point?

Nature changes gradually—until it doesn’t. As the changes in an ecosystem pile up, they can push the system past a “critical threshold,” and then the change can become extremely fast (in relation to ... read more



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