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Website Slashes Doctor Bills


NBC Nightly News - March 3, 2016 帮助消费者节省医疗费用的在线市场。 Online marketplace helps consumers save on doctor bills.

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Lester Holt, Anchor, NBC Nightly News: There is a new way to combat the skyrocketing cost of doctors' bills, and it's easy as a few clicks on the computer. A startup that is saving thousands of people by letting them browse for medical services, the same way you might look for a bargain airplane ticket online. NBC's Olivia Sterns has more in our series "The Price You Pay".
Olivia Sterns, Reporter, NBC News: Every fall, John Wakefield goes hiking with his buddies out West. But last year, his back was hurting, so he decided to get an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) before the trip.
John Wakefield: I wasn't going to be caught in the woods with back issues.
OS: In Tampa [Florida], where John lives, an MRI costs on average $1,700. With his insurance deductible, John would have had to pay all of it out-of-pocket. But then, he found an amazing deal...(JW: I paid $450.)...John used a new online marketplace called "Save on Medical"...(JW: It's almost like Expedia for medical care.)...Here's how it works: Simply choose your procedure, enter your ZIP [code], and a list of providers pops up alongside ratings, reviews, and most importantly, price. Matt Schneider is the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Save on Medical:
Matt Schneider, CEO, Save on Medical: Patients who come through our site, they want to pay for the Howard Johnson, but they want to stay at the Ritz Carlton.
OS: At his offices in Chicago, he shows me just how much prices can vary for an MRI in one neighborhood.
MS: The typical price in the area is [$]1,509, and the average patient can save 69%.
OS: And so, how did you get the providers to bring down their prices?
MS: So, they're doing that because they want to fill their excess capacity. [It's the] same way in hotels and in the travel industry.
OS: Save on [Medical] works in 39 states. So far, they've helped out 30,000 patients, each saving about $1,000, mostly on MRIs, CAT scans (computed axial tomography) and mammograms. As for John, it's a lot of extra money, and a little bit of extra peace of mind, out on the trails. Until now, consumers really have been in the dark about healthcare costs, but with so many of us seeing our deductibles go up, it really can be worth it to try and shop around. Lester, Save on Medical is just one way to do it.
LH: All right. Olivia, thanks very much! Hey NBC News fans! Thanks for checking out our YouTube channel. Subscribe by clicking on that button down here, and click on any of the videos over here to watch the latest interviews, show highlights, and digital exclusives. Thanks for watching!

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    a list of providers pops up alongside ratings, reviews, and most importantly, price 供应商列表会弹出,连同其评分、评论、 及最重要的,价格
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    a little bit of extra peace of mind 一点额外的安心感
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    amazing deal 意想不到的价格
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    anchor 【名词】1. 锚;新闻主播 2. 桩; 支架; 依靠; 【不及物动词】1. 抛锚; 2. 停泊;固定; 【及物动词】1. 抛锚泊(船); 2. 把…固定住
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    average patient 普通患者
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    axial 轴向【形容词】1. 轴的; 2. 成轴的; 3. 轴周围的,轴向的
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    back issue 痛苦的背部问题
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    billing 计费【名词】1. (节目单、剧院门口华盖等上的)演员表; 2. (演员表上的)演员名次
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    browse 浏览【名词】1. (牲畜吃的)嫩草,嫩叶,嫩枝,嫩芽; 2. (牲畜的)吃嫩枝[草等],放牧; 【及物动词】1. (牲畜)吃(嫩枝,草等); 2. 放牧; 3. 浏览(书刊),随便翻阅(书刊); 【不及物动词】1. (牲畜)吃草;吃(on); 2. 浏览,翻阅
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    browse for medical services 浏览选择医疗服务
  • capacity 容量
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    Chief Executive Officer 首席执行官;执行总裁◆CEO
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    combat 打击【名词】1. 格斗,搏斗;战斗; 2. 论战; 3. 竞赛,比赛; 【不及物动词】打,战斗;(和…)斗争; (为…)奋斗; 【及物动词】反对(不良现象等);防止
  • computerized axial tomography 轴向计算层析成象技术◆【略】CAT
  • computerized axial tomography scan 轴向计算层析成象技术扫描◆【略】CAT
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    consumer 【名词】1. 消费者,用户 2. 用电设备 3. 【生物学】消费有机体
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    deductible 【形容词】可扣除的;可减免的【名词】自付额 ; 免赔额
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    digital exclusive 数字化消息独家报道
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    easy as a few clicks on the computer 在电脑上简单点击几次
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    excess 【名词】1. 过量;过剩 2. 超过,超越 3. 过度,(饮食等)无节制; 5. (pl.) 过分行为【形容词】过量的
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    excess capacity 过剩的服务能力
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    executive 【名词】1. 行政部门;行政官;执行委员会; 2. 【美商】总经理,董事; 【形容词】1. 执行的,实行的,实施的,有执行权力[手腕]的;行政(上)的; 2. 行政官的;总经理的
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    executive officer 主管人员
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    Expedia 艾派迪公司(Expedia);是全球最为知名的在线旅游公司之一
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    Expedia for medical care 使用艾派迪(Expedia)模式的医疗服务
  • Extracting Microarray Gene Expression Patterns and Identifying co-expressed Genes 提取微阵列基因表达模式和确认共表达基因◆【略】EPIG
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    finding 【名词】1.发现,发现物,调查的结果,研究结果; 2. 裁决,定罪 【动词原形】find
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    goes hiking with his buddies out West 与他的好友在美国西部徒步旅行
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    healthcare 医疗保健;医疗卫生;健康服务
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    healthcare cost 医疗费用; 医疗服务成本
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    highlight 突出显示【及物动词】在…上投上强光;强调,使显著;【美剧】派给;当主角; 【名词】(画中受光最多的)明亮部份;(常 pl.)(演出等的)精彩场面,精彩节目;(报纸中等)特讯,要闻;要点
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    hike 徒步旅行【不及物动词】1. 步行;作长途徒步旅行,行军;散步; 2. 飞起,扬起,飘起; 3. (美俚)在高空检修电线; 【及物动词】1. 拉起,使升起; 2. 猛提(价格);(美俚)涂改(支票以提高票面金额); 【名词】1. 徒步旅行;散步;行军; 2. 提高,增加
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    imaging 成像【名词】影像学,影像,图像,显,造影
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    industry 行业【名词】1. 勤劳,勤奋,刻苦; 2. 工业,产业,实业,事业; 3. (集合词)资方; 4. 有组织的劳动,经常的工作[努力]
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    insurance 保险【名词】1. 安全保障; 2. 保险,保险业; 3. 保险单(通称 insurance policy); 4. 保险费(通称 premium); 5. 保险额
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    insurance deductible 保险免赔额
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    interview 【名词】1. 接见;面谈;面试 2. (记者的)访问;采访 3. 口头审查 【及物动词】接见;会见;(记者)访谈
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    look for a bargain airplane ticket online 在网上寻找便宜机票
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    magnetic resonance 磁共振;核磁共振◆ MR
  • magnetic resonance image 磁共振成像◆【略】MRI
  • magnetics 磁性元件【名词】磁学,磁
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    mammogram 乳房X线检查
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    marketplace 市场【名词】1. (尤指牲畜和食品的)集市;市场;菜市,菜场; 2. 需要,销路;推销地区; 3. 市价;行情,市面,市况; 4. 食品店;【法律】公共市场设置权
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    new online marketplace 新的在线医疗保险市场
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    on average 平均;通常
  • on the campaign trail 追踪;寻找
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    online marketplace 在线医疗保险市场
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    out on the trails 在远足路径上
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    out-of-pocket 自付费用
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    pay all of it out-of-pocket 自付全部保险免赔的费用
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    peace of mind 心境的安宁
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    procedure 【名词】1. 步骤;方法;算法 2. 程序 ;常规;诉讼程序 3. 行为;做法 ;礼仪
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    provider 提供程序【名词】1. 供给者,准备者; 2. 需供养家庭的人
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    resonance 共振【名词】谐振,共鸣,磁共振
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    rights [法] 权利;权限;权益 [All rights reserved] 版权所有
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    savings 储蓄【名词】积蓄,节省,节约,存款,储蓄存款
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    shop around 逐点进行收购
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    skyrocket 【不及物动词 , 及物动词】猛涨;突然高升;(使)直线上升 【名词】冲天火箭
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    skyrocketing cost 飞涨的费用
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    startup 初创公司
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    they want to pay for the Howard Johnson 他们希望支付合理的价格
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    they want to stay at the Ritz Carlton 他们想要得到最高品质的服务
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    tomography 断层成像术
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    travel industry 旅游业
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    typical 典型【形容词】代表性
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    typical price 典型的价格
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    ZIP code 邮政编码◆ zone improvement program
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