Saturday, March 6, 2010

Money Saving Tips in a Bad Economy

If you or a member of your family is one of the 15 million unemployed Americans, these money saving tips can both save you money and help stretch a limited budget in these hard times.

  • If you are a Cuyahoga County resident and you have lost your health insurance, than you can apply to Metro Health Medical Center to be rated for their discounted community health care program.  Depending on your income the co-payment to see a Metro Doctor is as low as $ 5.00 per visit and I can personally tell you that they provide great care at both the main hospital and their many neighborhood locations!  216-778-3031    metrohealth.org        
  • If you are a West Cuyahoga County resident, then you can also apply to become a patient at the North Coast Health Ministries Clinic located in Lakewood, OH.  This is a nonprofit organization  that was founded by several Bay Village Churches 20 years ago.  216-228-7878  nchealthministry.org  
  • If you are a Cuyahoga County resident, then you can also apply to become a patient at the Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland near University Circle.  They provide both medical and dental care.  216-721-4010  thefreeclinic.org    
  • There are also many nonprofit organizations that will help you get low cost medicines:  
  • Disease Based Assistance · Free/Low Cost Clinics, Discount Drug Cards, They do not prescribe medicine nor make medication suggestions.. needymeds.org  
  • RxAssist - Patient Assistance Programs:  Help patients obtain free or low-cost medications and learn more about finding information about free and low cost medicine programs  rxassist.org.  

  • Medicaid / SCHIP Initiative - You may qualify for free or low-cost health care and get the medicines you need through the program that is right for you.  1-888-477-2669  pparx.org   

Saturday, February 20, 2010