But while certain medical costs are indeed unavoidable, in many cases, we do have the power to lower our healthcare spending. Here are a few reasons why you might be paying more for medical care than necessary, and what you can do about it.
1. You're not buying prescriptions in bulk
If there are medications you take regularly, you'll generally come out way ahead by buying them in bulk rather than renewing month after month. In fact, in some cases, you may come to find that a 90-day supply of pills is actually cheaper than a 30-day supply. It pays to ask your provider for 90-day prescriptions whenever they're available, because they could save you not only money, but time.