Saturday, August 23, 2008

4 Ways to Save on Your Medical Bills

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The report, "Losing Ground: How the Loss of Adequate Health Insurance Is Burdening Working Families," paints a pretty bleak picture of how high healthcare costs are not only causing people to avoid getting the medical care they need but also straining their ability to pay for basic necessities like housing and food.
Make your health plan pay its share. This sounds obvious, but too often people don't demand their due. When they get a notice saying their claim has been rejected, or that the insurer will cover only a portion of the cost, they simply pay up instead of questioning the charge. Don't do that.
Check out government programs
Negotiate with your providers.
Consider prompt payment discounts carefully
Need some help? The Access Project offers free assistance to help consumers deal with medical debt.
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