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May 15, 2000 | KAREN KAPLAN
HealthAllies.com, the Glendale company that aims to use the Internet to help consumers negotiate lower prices for their health-care bills, is launching a service on its Web site today to allow visitors to shop for discounted medical services. The health-care exchange includes services that typically are not covered by insurance plans, such as laser eye surgery, infertility treatments and tooth whitening, said HealthAllies.com Chief Executive Andy Slavitt.
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May 15, 2000 | KAREN KAPLAN
HealthAllies.com, the Glendale company that aims to use the Internet to help consumers negotiate lower prices for their health-care bills, is launching a service on its Web site today to allow visitors to shop for discounted medical services. The health-care exchange includes services that typically are not covered by insurance plans, such as laser eye surgery, infertility treatments and tooth whitening, said HealthAllies.com Chief Executive Andy Slavitt.
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October 16, 2000 | DAVID OLMOS
HealthAllies.Com (http://www.healthallies.com) * Overview: Founded a little more than a year ago, HealthAllies is an effort to use the Internet as a middleman of sorts to help consumers find physicians and hospitals for medical services that aren't covered by health insurance or are only partially covered. Examples of such services are laser eye surgery, infertility treatments, cosmetic surgery and alternative therapies such as acupuncture and massage.
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October 18, 1999 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As anyone who doesn't have health insurance knows, charges for doctor or hospital visits can add up quickly. Patients who foot the bill for health care themselves--whether because they're using up deductibles, going out of network or because they're unisured--pay hundreds, even thousands of dollars more for specific treatments than large health maintenance organizations, which have the power to negotiate low rates.
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