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AOL Provides Tips on How to Cut Your Health-Care Costs

Posted Apr 06 2009 11:15pm
AOL recently posted tips to help you save money on health care costs.  Consumers should not have to pay full price for services.  One of the tips recommended that consumers should use OutofPocket.com as a tool to help them compare costs and find out what other consumers paid for similar services.  "Providers are often willing to negotiate, with both insured and uninsured patients and those whose insurance only covers a portion of their health expenses", says Jonathan Pletzke, author of " Getting a Good Deal on Your Health Insurance Without Getting Ripped Off."

Paying cash up front helps consumers save money because providers do not have to process billing and insurance forms, and are often willing to discount prices in return for payments at time of service. 

Be sure to compare costs before purchasing health care services.  The more you know, the better informed you will be to negotiate a fair price for services.

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