Jennifer Chesak

Jennifer Chesak

Jennifer Chesak is a medical journalist for several national publications, a writing instructor, and a freelance book editor. She earned her Master of Science in journalism from Northwestern's Medill. She's also the managing editor for the literary magazine, Shift.
Yes, you can negotiate with your hospital or health care office's billing department—to ask for a lower balance due on that high medical bill. And getting that discount is easier than you think.
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It pays to understand how health insurance and billing work—so you can skirt sneaky medical care charges you hadn't bargained for.