I hope this can help. Medical expenses

@savypat (20247)
United States
November 5, 2008 3:55pm CST
Skimping on Your Medical Care to Save Money? Many Americans are skipping medical and dental visits, important screening tests, elective surgery and necessary medication because they can't afford the out-of-pocket costs, according to recent surveys. But doing so can jeopardize your health. However, there are cost-saving measures that can help you save on medication and doctor bills. If you take diabetes meds, read this AP article on saving on diabetes prescriptions. Also, look into saving on your taxes for medical expenses by using a flexible spending account or itemizing these expenses on your tax return. The news was reported by AP, HealthDay and The Boston Globe and CNN. I don't think this breaks any rules and it has important Medical info for saving money.
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@redkathy (3375)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I read this Pat. It has some good points. It has been my experience that flexible spending accounts don't really help people with expensive monthly meds and visits. Itemizing is a better way to go.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
6 Nov 08
Thanks. We'll have to check into this. We pay for our own health insurance and we're really struggling with it.
@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I think there are some things you can go without, like going to the dentist every year. I know a lot of people who don't go every 6 months. I mean, they do have to check for oral cancer and other things, but it's uncomfortable and expensive so a lot of people might not go.