Used Medical Equipment for seniors

By: Demetria McClenton Email
By: Demetria McClenton Email

The rising cost of medical equipment is causing many people to pinch pennies.

For senior citizens on a fixed income, used equipment is budget friendly.

Medical equipment stores have seen a huge increase in used sales.

The equipment is discounted anywhere from 50-75% off.

Programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation services help to defray costs.

"If Medicare gets to where they won't pay for this, then we'll be in trouble because we have to pay for it ourselves,” says Carolyn McNair, Medicare recipient.

Health officials say it’s important to consult with your doctor prior to purchasing any used medical equipment.

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  • by kathy Location: enterprise on Jun 16, 2010 at 05:39 AM
    it is sad what we are comming to . our seniors should not have to deal with used stuff , They had worked all their lifes and now they treaded like this , sad sad ,,, is all i can say , then again I went to the emergency room saturday . I was in and out within 2 hours , great service... lol the bill came monday ,, 9780 bucks .. we all going down the drain , none of us can get a head in the game . we are loosers .while the fat man is getting fatter
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