Economical Route to Wellness

Friday - 12/8/2006, 4:00am EST

All things being equal, according to CHECKBOOK's Walton Francis, the most economical route to wellness is with an HMO.

They'll give you comprehensive coverage for all the problems that ail you.

And for doctors you care about, ask them which HMO plans they're preferred with. The odds are in your favor that they're with one of the big ones.

Francis says that's a way to save a ton of money.