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Continued: Health care: You'd better shop around

  • Article by: CHEN MAY YEE , Star Tribune
  • Last update: October 1, 2007 - 10:18 AM

Everybody saves

After talking to a friend who had the same procedure done at Minnesota Eye Consultants, Bob Braschler had surgery on one eye in mid-May and on the second eye in early June.

No matter where they had gone, the Braschlers were liable only for their $5,000 deductible. But that wasn't the point.

"I don't care if it's insurance or us," Nancy Braschler said. "We're all paying for it. If even 50 percent of people in Red Wing had it done for half the cost," she postulated, "think of the savings in health care costs!"

She says she' now may buy her Lipitor cholesterol-lowering drug from an online pharmacy. That pains her, she said, because she believes in supporting local merchants.

Chen May Yee is at • 612-673-7434

Chen May Yee • mychen@startribune.com

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