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Before Going to the Dentist, Check Groupon

I am lucky. I have pretty good health insurance coverage. But I have heard that people who do not have health insurance or those who don’t have great coverage are checking websites like Groupon or Living Social for discounts for various medical/dental services. Because I am curious by nature, I checked Groupon to see what discounts were available in my area. I found that the discounts were for massages and cosmetic work. On Living Social I found discounts for dental exams in addition to the standard spa services.

It seems the discount sites are not yet popular for medical services. This may change depending upon the outcome of the US Supreme Court review of the federal health law. In the meantime, if you need medical services and you don’t have health insurance, don’t avoid the doctor. Most medical providers will offer discounts directly to their patients, even without a Groupon coupon.

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