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Know Your Options for Paying Medical Bills

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Control health care costs by understanding your insurance policy. Use online comparison tools, get preauthorized for planned procedures such as childbirth, and ask for discounts when shopping for health care services. 

Learn key terminology in order to get the best medical care and health insurance. Start with these health care acronym definitions.

If you must spend your health flexible spending account (FSA) before the end of the year, know which medical expenses qualify for your FSA.

Understand your options for paying medical bills. Make a medical debt payment plan or open a health savings account to cover some medical costs.

Get health insurance to help prevent health-related bankruptcy due to unpaid medical bills. How to choose among individual and group health plans.