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Seniors and others can save on health care costs by taking advantage of free and low-cost screening available at Rim Country pharmacies and at events such as the spring Women’s Wellness Forum, the fall Community Health and Care Fair, and programs offered through the senior services groups such as the Payson Senior Center and Payson Regional Medical Center’s Senior Circle. Stop by the pharmacy of your favorite market and see what is available — some publish circulars with their health care events, or drop by the Senior Center and Senior Circle to see what is being scheduled.

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Small changes to save on health care expenses

If you’re like many Americans, your health care is taking a major bite out of your paycheck. According to the Organization for Economic Development, the average American spends $7,960 on health care annually, representing nearly 20 percent of the average U.S. income of $40,000.

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