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ProPublica's Marshall Allen Writes New Book On How To Fight The Healthcare System And Win

Book cover for "Never Pay the First Bill"

Americans consistently identify the cost of health care as their number one financial concern. That’s especially true for the 155 million working Americans and their employers who are paying the highest costs of all. Americans pay about twice as much per person when compared to the citizens of other developed nations -- and yet tens of millions of Americans are still are uninsured or underinsured, and about 1 in 6 has medical debt in collections.

The health care industry would like people to believe that there’s nothing we can do about these exorbitant health care costs. That’s not true. With the right tools, guidance, and support -- savvy consumers and employers can protect themselves from the predatory side of the health care system and achieve better health care at a lower price.

In "Never Pay the First Bill: And Other Ways to Fight the Health Care System and Win," award-winning ProPublica reporter Marshall Allen provides a step-by-step guide to show what consumers and employers can do to fight the health care system and win.

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