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Healthcare Costs a Problem? Visit a Community Health Center or Free Clinic

By February 3, 2009

Save Money on Your Medications
Each week, Dr. Mike offers a tip on how to save money on your medications.

Community Health Centers

Community health centers that are regulated by the federal government can be found in many parts of the country. These clinics provide care to people without health insurance and have sliding fee scales based on income. Many of these clinics have pharmacies on site or have contracts with community pharmacies.

Find a health center in your community.

Free Clinics

Free clinics are community clinics that provide health care for free or very little cost to uninsured people. These clinics help their patients get low cost or free medications. Some free clinics have pharmacies on site or have arrangements with local pharmacies, and some rely on samples and pharmaceutical company patient assistance programs.

Find a free clinic in your community.

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Comments
February 8, 2009 at 1:11 pm
(1) RedSox fan extraordinaire says:

Dear Dr. Mike,
Thank you for your suggestions about how to save money on health care costs. Reading your blog entry reminded me of a quote from one of our most famous presidents who said this about health care:
‘No senior citizen should ever have to choose between prescription drugs and medicine.’
–George W. Bush

As many of us recall, Bush was the great decider and we can only hope that his successor will come up with better solutions to the health care situation here in the USA than he did!

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