As Healthcare Debate Drags On, Consumer-Centered Website Provides Ideas and Tools for Saving Money on Healthcare

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The new user-focused interface by puts more information at consumers' fingertips. The website emphasizes being smart healthcare consumers, money-saving healthcare approaches, getting the most out of health coverage, and interactive tools that provide patients with concrete ideas on how to lower their healthcare costs.

We believe every consumer of healthcare has personal, daily opportunities to drive more value from the healthcare system.

HealthHarbor, a leading online consumer healthcare resource, today unveiled a fully redesigned and expanded website, complete with several new interactive health consumer tools as well as improved and increased healthcare-related content. The redesigned website,, further advances HealthHarbor's mission to create smarter consumers of healthcare, and enables users to find new ways to save money on healthcare and get the most value from their health coverage.

In addition to the new user-focused design and easier-to-access content, the site offers four new interactive tools designed to help consumers take more control of their healthcare. The new consumer-centered tools include an Insurance Denial Analyzer, an Affordable Vaccine Finder, and Routine Medical Service Finder focusing on services offered by walk-in retail clinics, and an Affordable Health Coverage search. The new tools join the established Discount Generic Drug Radar, which has helped hundreds of patients since its launch earlier this summer.

"We are excited about the ability to further help healthcare consumers take control of their healthcare situations by putting more complete information at their fingertips," said Heather Johnson, a HealthHarbor Spokesperson. "In addition to the new tools and content, we know that the improved user interface will make our site even more useful for the healthcare consumer community, allowing them to become more savvy about their healthcare and lowering their overall medical costs."

In addition to the expansive content HealthHarbor has offered since its inception, the redesigned site also improves the information available to consumers in the areas of medical tourism, insurance denials, and dealing with medical bills, as well as a new Patient Resource Center.

"As the health reform debate drags on, we want people to know that there are things they can be doing today to get more value for their healthcare dollar," added Johnson. "We believe every consumer of healthcare has personal, daily opportunities to drive more value from the healthcare system."

About HealthHarbor is an online resource devoted to helping people become smarter consumers of healthcare. The site provides content, ideas, tools, and guidance on saving money on healthcare, making a deductible and copay go further, getting the most value from one's health coverage, and hosts an online community devoted to healthcare spending topics. is operated by seasoned healthcare professionals who believe consumers can have an active role in managing their healthcare expenditures.

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