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posted: Dec. 15, 2009 @ 8:07p
It's hard to figure out how we get charged for prescriptions.My insurance says 10/15/30 USD for copay so expensive drugs are the same wherever I go.Drugs around 15 usd, I pay something like 4-5 usd..I don't know how it is calculated.. For those who does not have insurance getting a free RX card is a must..Note: Not all cards get the same discounted price..
I got my pills cheaper at CVS with those free RX cards..
posted: Dec. 15, 2009 @ 11:55p
It may not make a difference now, but once your insurance decides not to pay for your drug one month, and you have to pay the whole amount yourself, you'll see how much cheaper WalMart is. That happened to me. My prescription was always $30 no matter where I went. Then one time the dr sent in another prescription even though it had not been quite a month since my last refill was done. The insurance company refused to pay for it because I did not wait an entire month. At RiteAid it would have cost me $100 but WalMart only charged me $50.
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posted: Dec. 16, 2009 @ 3:23a
You can call any pharmacy and ask for the price of a med. It is not a secret. Pharmacies that sell more of a particular med, get it cheaper so their price is usually cheaper.
Find a private pharmacy in an area that has a lot of elderly and fixed income people and you will be surprised how cheap they are compared to some of the chain stores.
People don't understand that it can be cheaper to pay cash for the med. instead of processing it through the insurance. WalMart may sell it to you for $4 but charges your insurance $20. And then your insurance says your copay is $5 so you pay $1 more than if you didn't use the insurance.
Seniors should always pay cash for the $4 generics so that they don't count toward their total, and put them in their donut hole too soon.
Some pharmacies make you use your insurance if they have one on file for you, so use WalMart for the $4 generics and don't tell them you have insurance and use another pharmacy for your insurance meds.
It can be cheaper in the long run to pay $4 out of pocket for generics rather than pay a $1 copay with your insurance if it is going to count toward to your annual total and put you in your donut hole where you have to pay the whole thing.
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posted: Dec. 16, 2009 @ 10:30a
WalMart is not the only game in town with $4 generics. Been using Target for a while now...
posted: Dec. 16, 2009 @ 10:56a
Does this only find prices for $4 drugs? When I put in a name drug, it says no generic found. I already knew that. Plus, I already knew that $4 drugs are ...ugh.... $4. What is the big deal here?
posted: Dec. 16, 2009 @ 12:14p
jwsmith8 said: Does this only find prices for $4 drugs? When I put in a name drug, it says no generic found. I already knew that. Plus, I already knew that $4 drugs are ...ugh.... $4. What is the big deal here?
Yes this happened to me as well. It will only show generics. I put in one drug and it showed "$9 for 17" as the price. So it appears not to be limited to $4 meds but rather to the generic meds.
posted: Dec. 16, 2009 @ 11:26p
I buy 4 of my family's prescriptions at Costco. I got an entire year, 360 pills, of 40 mg simvistatin (zocor) for around $25. That isn't even on the WM $4 list. And Sam's will PM Costco. All my doctors freak out when I tell them that a year supply from Costco is cheaper than copays or even $4 plans of many prescriptions.
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