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http://www.careultima.com - There is a difference between medical discount plans and healthcare insurance. Health insurance helps defray the cost of routine, preventative medicine as well as catastrophic illness or injury expenses. In contrast, discount medical plans provide subscribers with a network of healthcare providers, pharmacies, and other health-related services from whom they can receive discounted rates on things like medical screenings, eye exams, dental care, and prescription medications. These plans are not healthcare coverage, but more like a network of providers who agree to provide discounts to members of specific plans. The providers get access to more customers without marketing, in exchange for offering discounts.