Medical expenses are skyrocketing and it looks like it's staying that way. It is hard to save money because even medicine for simple colds burn our pockets and it gets worse for those with serious illnesses.
According to recent studies, America is one of the top countries to spend money on medical expenses. As prices continue to increase and life gets harder, saving some money from your medical expenses will definitely benefit you.
Here are some practical tips on how to save money on medical expenses:
Watch Your Health
Prevention is always better than cure. It is no hidden secret that correct exercise and healthy eating will lead to better health and a better looking body. Go to the gym and cut down on fast foods and other unhealthy foods
For smokers and drinkers, reduce smoking and alcohol consumption, or better yet stop altogether. You will not only save money on medical expenses due to better health but also save money by never having to purchasing these products. How would life be like if that was the case?
Go Generic Instead
Taking generic drugs is the smart way to go. Believe it or not, there is no difference between generic drugs and branded ones in terms of ingredients and quality.
Brands can cost up to twice as much as generic. Lesson: going generic can save you more money.
Get a Better Doctor
Let's face it, doctors are in business too, so it is also in their interest to make money off you (as the patient). Doctors may recommend more products than needed. I am not saying all doctors are unethical but it's best to have a doctor in your best interest health wise and money wise. Get educated about health costs and get an honest doctor. It will save headaches and money in the long run.