For Release: December 12, 2011
Save Money on Surgery in 2012:
Quad Citians Exercise Patient Power
to Choose Affordable Options
As the country enters its fifth year of financial stress, consumers are faced with ever-rising healthcare costs and few options.
(Davenport, IA) – Money is tight and few can afford to get sick. Unexpected medical costs can put an enormous strain on families as costs and insurance deductibles and premiums increase.
“We see Quad City families and patients with deductibles as high as $10,000. That means they are paying a substantial amount for their own treatment right out of their pocket,” says Michael Patterson, President and CEO of the Mississippi Valley Surgery Center located in Davenport. “Combine higher insurance deductibles with increased food, fuel and housing prices, and no one can afford to just call the doctor for procedures or surgeries without asking tough questions about cost or exploring more affordable treatment options.”