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Health Dollars & Sense: Secondhand savings

Medical equipment can be pricey. So, if you find yourself needing a wheelchair, reclining bed or another expensive item, why not try looking around town first? Churches, senior centers and clubs may own used medical equipment or know someone who does and is willing to sell it. A little detective work can save you a bundle. But have your healthcare provider inspect the item to make sure it’s sound and will serve your purpose.