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Healthcare, Insurance, and You: The Savvy Consumer's Guide by Lisa Zamosky

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Cutting Medical Costs

Avoiding Common, Pricey Mistakes

Healthcare in the United States is pricey. And if it seems like it’s getting harder to afford the medical care and health insurance you need, it’s not your imagination.

Healthcare Is Getting More Expensive

In the United States, the cost of healthcare—the amount of money spent on doctor visits, hospital stays, and treatments—rose by 131% between 1999 and 2009, far greater than prices in the rest of the economy.

Health insurance premiums have been rapidly on the rise too. Between 2002 and 2012, families have seen the cost of their health insurance rise by an average of 102%. Yet, during that ...

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