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How to Save Money on Healthcare

ways to save money on medical bills

Thanks to the passage of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), more people have access to affordable healthcare than ever before. Affordable isn’t free, however, and a trip to the doctor still has costs, even with insurance. For example, going to the doctor for bronchitis can set you back anywhere from $15 to $50 for the office visit (depending on your copay), and a similar amount for your prescriptions. Go to the hospital with an injury, or for more extensive medical treatment, and it could cost you even more. Having insurance is a good first step, and here are some others to help you save money on your medical expenses. 1.  Review your insurance policy You’re probably aware of the basics, such as which services are covered or which doctors are on your plan, but that’s only part of the picture. For example, your insurance may cover chiropractic care, but only from certain providers, for a limited number of sessions, or only if referred by another physician. Scheduling an appointment, without know this, could end up costing you. Also, insurance policies can change, including the provider lists. Insurance companies usually keep updated policy and provider information online. For example, USHealth ...

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