It's a scary time to be uninsured these days. The good news is, there are a number of healthcare options for the unemployed.
If you find yourself without health insurance and need a critical procedure, a good place to start is MDsave.com. You can actually compare different prices right on the website.
If you like your doctor and you're worried about paying out of pocket, economist Victor Claar at Florida Gulf Coast University says to be honest and upfront about that because everything is negotiable.
Claar says the inquiry could turn into an outright reduced cash payment or a payment plan.
If you have to pay for a procedure out of pocket, check out getcovered.com or healthcare.gov. They cover patients with pre-existing conditions and could offer even more assistance.
This story originally appeared on 13 Action New's sister station FOX 4 Now in Florida.