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Don’t you just hate it that we have no control over unexpected healthcare costs?
Sometimes health costs come up out of the blue. As a mom we can’t always plan when this happens. Unexpected times like during a vacation, when a large bill is due, or while you are already facing other financial hardships.
Fortunately there are many ways we can lower our health costs before they become too burdensome.
8 Incredible Ways to Lower Your Health Costs
Open a health savings account
Starting a health savings account is a great way to start preparing for unexpected health costs. It’s always great to have $200-500 set aside for health related expenses. Not only will you have the money when a health emergency arises, but it won’t damage your current budget.
Seek out coupons and deals on over the counter medicine
Keep an eye on coupons and deals at your local stores on over the counter medicine. It’s great to stock up on cold medicine, tissues, cough drops, and other necessities when they are on sale.
Keep your medicine cabinet well stocked
Take a look at your medicine cabinet to see what you are low on. Are you running out of bandages, cold medicine, ibuprofen? It might be good to keep these things stocked up for a family emergency. Using the tips above to find great deals, your medicine cabinet will be looking great in no time. Having your cabinet stocked up will relieve some of the cost when everyone in the household comes down with a cold.
Incorporate more fruits and veggies into your diet
I’m always making sure my family has plenty of oranges during cold and flu season because they have Vitamin C. Fruits and veggies contain vitamins that prevent colds and other illnesses. Do you have a local farmers market? This is a great place to start looking for low cost fruits and veggies!
Be proactive during cold and flu season
There are so many great ways to prevent illness during cold and flu season. The flu shot is one great preventative option and usually there are plenty of places that offer it for free. Taking immunity boosting vitamins is also a great way to keep cold and flu season at bay.
- Find the cheapest prescriptionsThere are so many websites out there to help you find the cheapest hotel room, toys, and clothes. Did you know there is also a site that will help you find the cheapest prescription? SearchRx is a great FREE resource to families looking for low cost prescriptions! You simply search for the prescription you need and it lets you know the cheapest pharmacy to get it in your area. They also have with coupons that will save you even more. This is a life saver for parents like me who have encountered a high priced prescription and don’t know where else to turn.I love using the SearchRx app to find low cost prescriptions, which is free and so easy. I’ve showed how to use it below. Just search for your prescription and it shows you the prices and where to find the prescription you need. Nice to know that if our medication wasn’t covered, we could get it at a low price.
Wash your hands
This is a simple, but powerful tip. Washing your hands often can prevent so many illnesses for you and your family.
Have a family health meeting
Talk to your kids about things they can do to stay healthy. Start eating more fruits and vegetables as a family or talk about the importance of hand washing.
How do you lower health costs for your family? Have you ever encountered a prescription that was too pricey?