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Be skeptical of health-care credit cards
Washington Post

These days, you may leave your dentist’s office with more than a toothbrush and dental floss in your bag. Thousands of dentists are offering patients health-care credit cards to cover the work that needs to be done, with seemingly hard-to-resist repayment terms. If you need care and don’t have insurance to cover it or cash in hand, it’s tempting to sign up.

But beware: Many of the card companies and some of the practitioners who offer them are under scrutiny for deceptive and sometimes fraudulent practices.