Cost-Cutting Tips for Seniors

It's no secret that medical costs are rising. Here's how to fight back.
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Skip the doctor when you can

Retailers such as Walgreens, CVS, Target, and Walmart now offer in-store health clinics in many locations. These places are best for run-of-the-mill problems such as splinters or an earache, or to get a flu shot. If you don't have insurance, you can save big—$60 for a visit compared with $1,000 or more at the emergency room. But see your regular doctor for chronic conditions, serious symptoms, or broken bones.