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Cut your medical expenses in half with these 5 tips

Posted at 6:45 AM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-14 10:09:36-04

It's no secret, healthcare isn't getting any cheaper unless you know a few tricks.

I have five ways for you to save:

1. Take advantage of free screenings

You'll find health fairs, especially right now, on everything from physicals, to free dental care.


2. Negotiate medical bills

Some companies offer a discount for cash, others offer a discount just for you having hardship.


3. Get copies of all your medical tests, snap photos and store them on a flash drive.

That way you can make sure you're not getting tests that you've already had done.


4. Try the Good RX app

It'll show you the cheapest prices of meds in your area, plus it offers coupons.


5. If it isn't a true emergency, skip the ER and try urgent care.

It should save you time and cash.


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