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My wife and i both have sleep apnea - we are on fixed income - what is the cheapest way to get a pair of those c-pap devices?"

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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine 40 years experience
? Health Insurance: If you have health insurance, they are covered. If you do not then a very good intervention is diet, exercise and weight loss. You need a prescription from a certified sleep specialist because of the need for proper fitting and monitoring.
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 27 years experience
Talk to DME: If you have insurance it might be easier to get them. If not, talk to the durable medical equipment (dme) companies in your area. They might be able to get you a deal, maybe a used machine. You will need a new mask. Your doctor's office might have some suggestions.
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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Don't skimp: I hate to say you get what you paid for, but..... I would check into insurance or a interest free finance plan like care credit. I would be careful, though, that you don't get such a cheap device that it leads to spending more money and doesn't function well. Depending on the severity of the sleep apnea, you could consider an oral mouthpiece.
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dentistry 38 years experience
Health insurance: Your health insurance should cover a CPAP machine or an oral appliance. Check your insurance coverage.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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