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Things I Never Thought About
on August 30, 2010
As a person who has what some would call "Cadillac" Health Insurance, I mostly never thought about finding ways to save money on healthcare. My copays are nominal and my deductibles are relatively low. Little of the cost was coming out of my pocket so I never really worried about how much things cost.
The recent changes in our economy have led me to find ways to save money, and while our insurance coverage has stayed the same, I've been looking for ways to spend less wherever possible. In reading "101 Ways to Save Money on Healthcare" I learned about many different ways I could save money regardless of my insurance coverage. For example, while my prescription copay is only $10 for generics, I can get these same medications for $4 from some local pharmacies, and at others, they are free! Additionally, because my copay for an office visit is low (under $20) I never worried about the cost to see a doctor. This book includes valuable information on when to see a doctor and when to treat yourself (often with extra sleep or some chicken soup). In observing Dr. Koelker's advice, I've already saved a few copay's worth of money. And these are just the easiest examples to cite!
By reading this book, anyone could easily save more than the cost of the book, which makes it a worthwhile investment. This book is a resource for anyone who requires healthcare, regardless of how healthy you are or whether you have health insurance.
I am looking forward to reading the 2010 Edition to see what new tips are offered.