Joe Fagan

Former Soccer Star, Now Soccer Fan


April 26, 2019

A Little About Sam Sotoodeh and the Acquisition Group

Sam Sotoodeh is a businessman of many talents. Recently he and his investment group Acquisition Group negotiated an excellent deal for the purchase of the old News and Observer building. The News and Observer building is in Raleigh, NC. Sotoodeh has a bachelor degree from California State University. He also holds a graduate degree in Business Management from Cornell University.

Sam Sotoodeh has big plans to redevelop the land that the News and Observer building is sitting on. He and the Acquisition group worked a long time on acquiring the building that used to house the News and Observer. The building rests upon more than 3 acres of land. The News and Observer will be moving to its new home soon.

The new home of the News and Observer will give the newspaper more room to work with. They will have 2 floors to do their work on. The public can come and observe the newspaper’s staff while they do their job to bring digital news media to the general public. The move seems to be a step in the correct direction for the newspaper.

In the new building, the newspaper will have all the latest technology gadgets to help the staff better perform their jobs. Sam Sotoodeh is excited about acquiring the old building that housed the newspaper. He and his team at Acquisition Group worked for more than a year to acquire the building. It is certainly a big win for them.

Sam Sotoodeh’s Acquisition Group has offices throughout the world. They have other offices and buildings in Raleigh as well as other parts of North Carolina. They have worked hard throughout the process of acquiring the building that was home to the News and Observer. At first, the owners if the building did not want to sell the property to Sam Sotoodeh and Acquisition Group.

In conclusion, this article discussed Sam Sotoodeh and his company the Acquisition Group. We discussed the recent purchase of the News and Observer building by the Acquisition Group. We ended the discussion with a thought on how long it took the Acquisition Group to acquire the land.

About Sam Sotoodeh: www.huffpost.com/author/sam-sotoodeh

April 05, 2019

Ted Bauman asks patients to ask for in-network care for ER services

Ted Bauman is a financial expert. He studied at the University of Cape Town where he graduated with a degree in economics and history. He has worked in South Africa for 25 years with various non profit organizations. One of the organizations that he worked for is slum dwellers organization which dealt with low-cost housing projects. In his career as a financial expert, Ted Bauman has come to understand various important things that can cushion people from financial exploitation. From his business analysis, big businesses are involved in practices that exhibit customer exploitation. One of the areas that he has identified is the emergency room.

Americans seeking emergency room services are normally overcharged to a tune of over $3 billion annually. This is according to research conducted by the John Hopkins School of Medicine. According to Ted Bauman, there are various initiatives that patients can take in order to eliminate the chances of exploitation. Here, we will look at some of these tips which he believes will go a long way in helping the people overcome the challenge of getting astronomical bills from the emergency room facilities.

Questioning

If you suspect that your bill is not rational, you should question the facility. For instance, you should ask for a breakdown of each of the services offered. You’ll want to know how the total amount was arrived at. It is very common to find that you were overcharged to for something that did not require any fee. Ted advises patients to consider asking for more information about the procedures and tests they will undergo. You might find that a doctor is recommending an expensive test which could be done with an alternative that will not cost a lot.

Ask for in-network providers

When seeking services from an emergency room, you should not think that your insurance network covers every provider. So, before getting any treatment, ensure you’re getting services only from in-network providers. This will protect you from exorbitant prices associated with out-of-network practitioners. To make your facility aware of your decision, you should make it clear in your admission form that you want an in network services.