9 Ways to Fight the High Cost of Getting Sick
The cost of being uninsured is rising this year, with a tax penalty of up to 2 percent of your income. Saving on healthcare and health insurance has become more important than ever. How do you shave the costs of getting healthy?
Many people are discovering that they can use discounts and coupon codes at drugstores, carefully compare insurance options, and negotiate costs with healthcare providers. Money Crashers has 9 tips on how to fight the high cost of getting sick.
According to a study by the American Journal of Medicine, 62.1% of all U.S. bankruptcies in 2007 were medical-related, and of those who filed, 92% had medical debts exceeding $5,000. If you’re one of the many Americans struggling with medical expenses, there are several steps you can take to reduce the burden and free up some of your hard-earned cash.