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Why Global Medical REIT Inc?

Max has been neglecting coverage of my medical office building portfolio. I haven’t done an update on things since I made a case for diversification back on October 18th. I suppose a two week trip to Ecuador didn’t help my writing productivity. That’s not to say I haven’t been busy behind the scenes dollar-cost averaging into my new favorite healthcare REIT. Since then, I have purchased over 300 shares of Global Medical REIT Inc. The...

Insurance Premiums – My $21,564 Medical Plan

So how much does Max OOP pay in health insurance premiums?   Talk about a loaded question – but we are willing to try and field just about anything here at Max Out of Pocket. Pricing on insurance can vary widely from product to product. Like most other purchases, the product itself could be a Cadillac or a Pinto. Unlike most other purchases, the pricing is complex and most people don’t ever see the full price...

How Much Should A Comprehensive Metabolic Panel Cost?

As you might have already figured out, Max likes to be extremely comprehensive when planning for out-of-pocket healthcare costs. But I also like to be just as comprehensive with my actual healthcare. So when my doctor offered to order me a comprehensive metabolic panel at my free preventive exam last week, I just about fell off the exam table in excitement. I figured why not throw down an extra $15.38 and spring for a more...

Max Out of Pocket – October

Well, we made it through the army of leaf-peepers that descended on our town for the first few weeks in October. The peak fall foliage weekend for our area landed right on Columbus Day this year. It was probably one of the more spectacular displays of colors I have seen so far during my tenure here in New England.  As we did in September, we spent most of October just getting back into the routine...

Hernia Repairs For Sale, Reduced Price!

Believe it or not, hospitals and doctors are in the business of selling hernia repair surgeries. They do them all the time and the patient can usually leave the hospital the same day of the surgery. Pretty amazing. As for pricing their product? That’s almost more complicated than the surgery itself.  The NPR Bill Of The Month series hit this one right on the head. I know I have poked fun at this series in...