50 Ways to Cut Health Care Costs

December 20, 2006

Just ran across the article 50 Ways to Cut Health Care Costs on CNNMoney’s website. 

As fast as health care costs are rising, I think it’s a good idea to educate yourself about your health care costs and how to cut them.

#3 Pay up front, in cash – I have done this several times, and have gotten a 15% discount as a result.  If it’s a cost that won’t be covered by insurance (because you have a high deductible), then it benefits you to pay up front to get the discount.

#10 Visit a retail health clinic (such as CVS and Walmart) – I haven’t had any reason to do so yet, but it’s nice to know that I have somewhere else to go for poison ivy, the flu, or other small ailments that’s less costly than a visit to the doctor.

#18 Consider an HSA – although these aren’t right for everyone, I have an HSA and love the savings (lower premiums and a tax break).

Click here to read the full article: http://money.cnn.com/popups/2006/moneymag/healthcare/index.html


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