TITLE: “YOUR BEST HEALTH CARE NOW”
SPECIAL GUEST: Frank Lalli
Inspired by his viral New York Times article, prize-winning investigative journalist Frank Lalli details how he mastered the ins and outs of health care—and how you, too, can get the best care for your money.
YOUR BEST HEALTH CARE NOW does for health care what the 2015 bestseller Get What’s Yours did for Social Security. When Lalli began researching the cost of the drug to keep his cancer at bay, he contacted over 16 different institutions and received bewilderingly different answers and was quoted prices ranging from $571 to just $2 a day. He eventually acquired the drug for free—it took a little bit of savvy negotiating and a lot of legwork. Astounded by the complexity of the health care system and eager to share what he learned, Lalli chronicled his story in an op-ed in The New York Times titled, “A Health Insurance Detective Story.” The piece went viral. Following its publication, friends and strangers began contacting Lalli for help. Lalli recognized there was a greater need to educate others on how to get great, affordable care.
YOUR BEST HEALTH CARE NOW is based on his three years of subsequent research and first-hand interviews with more than 300 experts, plus scores of people with instructive health care stories to tell. An accessible guide to today’s health system, the book gives readers the tools to make smart decisions that could save them hundreds—if not thousands—of dollars.
Whether readers want to get all of the free preventive services they qualify for or negotiate over tens of thousands with a surgeon, if they’re looking for an effective $4-a-month generic drug or the best price for a costly brand-name, or if they recently enrolled in Obamacare and feel worried about high insurance deductibles and rising premiums, YOUR BEST HEALTH CARE NOW shows the way to take charge of one’s wellbeing.
ABOUT FRANK LALLI
Frank Lalli has chronicled his experience with the health care system in the New York Times op-ed piece “A Health Insurance Detective Story.” He has since become The Health Care Detective™ in a variety of publications and media outlets, including regular commentary on news and health for National Public Radio’s Robin Hood Radio. Throughout his thirty-plus years of experience in editorial and journalism, he has worked as an investigative reporter for Forbes, served as editor of Money and George magazines, appeared as a specialist on Today, Good Morning America, andNightline, and is currently the special health correspondent for Parade. Lalli was named one of the top 100 business journalists of the twentieth century by TJFR, and has won the three most prestigious prizes for excellence in financial journalism: The John Hancock, the University of Missouri, and the Gerald Loeb awards.