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Mama's Money Map Podcast

May 13, 2023

Have you ever opened a medical bill and been shocked at the crazy-high price you're expected to pay? If you're feeling burdened by heavy healthcare costs, this episode is for you.

In this episode, I interview Marshall Allen, award-winning investigative journalist, author, and crusader against unfair medical costs. He shares a number of strategies you can use to reduce or eliminate medical bills. 

Using these tips and tricks, I was able to save over $7,000 on my medical bills in one year! 


Show Notes


U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Check these recommendations to see if your “just in case” care is really necessary. 


The charity Dollar For helps people eliminate medical debt by advocating on their behalf. 


Subscribe to Marshall’s newsletter with updates, victory stores, and more tips for fighting high healthcare costs at It’s free to subscribe, but if you can choose to pay for the subscription, all proceeds go to helping those in need combat crushing medical costs. (Check out Marshall’s write-up of my story here!)


Not sure whether the price you’re being charged is fair? Check:


Uniform Commercial Code - search for “Open Price Term” 

This is the legal framework that U.S. commerce operates under. 


For more great content on navigating the healthcare billing system, check out Allen Health Academy. This program equips and empowers employers and working Americans

to dramatically lower their health care costs.


To check out more of Marshall’s book Never Pay the First Bill and victory stories of people like you saving hundreds on healthcare, go to provides a directory of patient advocates — people who can help you fight unjust medical costs.