Sonya Weiss gives a number of good suggestions on how to save money when it comes to health care costs….
Never take a bill at face value, especially if it’s a large hospital bill. Errors are more common than you think. If you notice a mistake, ask for an audit.If you can pay cash to pay a hospital bill and the bill is a large one, the hospital will give you a better rate. Some will even cut the amount in half. But you won’t get that savings if you don’t ask. Some pharmacies keep coupons and discount cards given to them by drug companies beneath the counter in a binder. Ask for a discount coupon or card.
Read her article at no_health_insurance.