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4: Make a Plan

Now that you have analyzed your habits and reviewed strategies for controlling your health care costs, it’s time to plan for paying for your health care needs now and in the future.

Use this section of the course to outline actions you can take to control how health care costs influence your financial future.

Set Your Health Care Cost Game Plan

How have you traditionally paid for your health care costs? Do you rely on insurance, credit cards or borrowing from family? How do these payment options affect your finances and will they work for you in the future?

Previously in the course, you reviewed your “must-haves” for health care and summarized your annual health care costs. In this section of the course, you will devise an action plan to reduce your health care costs and cover expenditures to lower their impact on your financial life.

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