Americans spend twice as much on health care as other developed countries, with health care spending accounting for 18 percent of the U.S. economy. While countries like Canada and Japan spend an average of $5,400 per capita on health care, Americans spend $9,400.
Health care is expensive, and health insurance isn’t cheap either. But there are still ways to save money. Disease Called Debt shares three of them:
Shop for Medication
When looking for medicine, you should shop around for cheaper prices instead of buying at the first pharmacy you find. At Costco pharmacy, you will find cheaper drugs and it is open even for non-members. Target and Wal-Mart also offer cheaper generic drugs, which might be less than the insurance co-pay.