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  1. #1
    Tracy Feuer
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    Default Help for expensive meds

    For the Lady whose dh is on heart meds. I feel your pain. Last December hubby was diagonsed with a heart condition and the next day he was laid off and the next day he lost his insurance. Of course everyone told me all about Cobra, blah blah blah but the Cobra payments alone would have been more than his unemployment.



    We were fortunate to find a mobile health clinic in our area they travel in an rv from place to place and is a division of medicorp our local hospital.



    One of the meds that DH had been prescibed by his doctor was an extended release medicine so he took 240 milligramsonce a day. The awesome Nurse practitioner at mobile health who does all of her prescribing from the walmart $4 med list found the same medicine on the walmart list. The only difference is that is was not extended release so he had to take 120 milligrams twice aday that medicine went from like $100 a month to $8 just by taking it twice a day.



    ASk for health care provider if there are cheaper medicines that do the same thing. Get a copy of the Wal-mart $4 formulary and show you dr the list of heart meds. I know there are copies out there because the nurse had one.



    Every time I visit the dr. I mention every chance I get that we don't have insurance and always ask for samples. Or to be prescribed the cheapest med possible for the condition.



    WE survived the winter on unemployment thanks to a well stocked pantry and the changes to the rxs.Interesting enough our local paper just printed the list of the top tenprescribed medicines andDHsheart meds were on the list. One of them was Lisinopril that is one of the $4 meds.



    Of course this may not work for you but it is worth a try. Many drs are so use to dealing with insurance companies they have to beprompted to think outside of the box. Also they may not have time to track down the cheapest meds. So you can track it down and ask your healthcare proffesional if it will work. It doesn't hurt to ask.



    One more thing the co-pay on the expensive med was $20 a month so we were paying morewith insurance than we are nowthat we are without insurance. I never thought to ask about a$4 rx when we had the insurance.



    Tracy in VA



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  2. #2
    me ow
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    Default Help for expensive meds

    You may also wanna try needymeds.com This is a website posted from the pharmaceuticals. Look up the generic or brand name medication, down load an application and have your doctor or hospital social worker help to get the application completed. If you fit the financial criteria, the company could send free medications to either the doctor's office for you or to your door step.

    --- On Mon, 6/30/08, Tracy Feuer <tracyfeuer@hotmail.com> wrote:

    From: Tracy Feuer <tracyfeuer@hotmail.com>
    Subject: Budget101.com : Help for expensive meds
    To: budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Date: Monday, June 30, 2008, 12:23 PM


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    For the Lady whose dh is on heart meds. I feel your pain. Last December hubby was diagonsed with a heart condition and the next day he was laid off and the next day he lost his insurance. Of course everyone told me all about Cobra, blah blah blah but the Cobra payments alone would have been more than his unemployment.

    We were fortunate to find a mobile health clinic in our area they travel in an rv from place to place and is a division of medicorp our local hospital.

    One of the meds that DH had been prescibed by his doctor was an extended release medicine so he took 240 milligramsonce a day. The awesome Nurse practitioner at mobile health who does all of her prescribing from the walmart $4 med list found the same medicine on the walmart list. The only difference is that is was not extended release so he had to take 120 milligrams twice aday that medicine went from like $100 a month to $8
    just by taking it twice a day.

    ASk for health care provider if there are cheaper medicines that do the same thing. Get a copy of the Wal-mart $4 formulary and show you dr the list of heart meds. I know there are copies out there because the nurse had one.

    Every time I visit the dr. I mention every chance I get that we don't have insurance and always ask for samples. Or to be prescribed the cheapest med possible for the condition.

    WE survived the winter on unemployment thanks to a well stocked pantry and the changes to the rxs.Interesting enough our local paper just printed the list of the top tenprescribed medicines andDHsheart meds were on the list. One of them was Lisinopril that is one of the $4 meds.

    Of course this may not work for you but it is worth a try. Many drs are so use to dealing with insurance companies they have to
    beprompted to think outside of the box. Also they may not have time to track down the cheapest meds. So you can track it down and ask your healthcare proffesional if it will work. It doesn't hurt to ask.

    One more thing the co-pay on the expensive med was $20 a month so we were paying morewith insurance than we are nowthat we are without insurance. I never thought to ask about a$4 rx when we had the insurance.

    Tracy in VA

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  3. #3
    Kelly
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    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Tracy Feuer <tracyfeuer@...> wrote:

    >

    >

    > For the Lady whose dh is on heart meds. I feel your pain. Last

    December hubby was diagonsed with a heart condition and the next day

    he was laid off and the next day he lost his insurance. Of course

    everyone told me all about Cobra, blah blah blah but the Cobra

    payments alone would have been more than his unemployment.

    >

    > We were fortunate to find a mobile health clinic in our area they

    travel in an rv from place to place and is a division of medicorp our

    local hospital.

    >

    > One of the meds that DH had been prescibed by his doctor was an

    extended release medicine so he took 240 milligrams once a day. The

    awesome Nurse practitioner at mobile health who does all of her

    prescribing from the walmart $4 med list found the same medicine on

    the walmart list. The only difference is that is was not extended

    release so he had to take 120 milligrams twice aday that medicine

    went from like $100 a month to $8 just by taking it twice a day.

    >

    > ASk for health care provider if there are cheaper medicines that do

    the same thing. Get a copy of the Wal-mart $4 formulary and show you

    dr the list of heart meds. I know there are copies out there because

    the nurse had one.

    >

    > Every time I visit the dr. I mention every chance I get that we

    don't have insurance and always ask for samples. Or to be prescribed

    the cheapest med possible for the condition.

    >

    > WE survived the winter on unemployment thanks to a well stocked

    pantry and the changes to the rxs. Interesting enough our local paper

    just printed the list of the top ten prescribed medicines and DHs

    heart meds were on the list. One of them was Lisinopril that is one

    of the $4 meds.

    >

    > Of course this may not work for you but it is worth a try. Many

    drs are so use to dealing with insurance companies they have to be

    prompted to think outside of the box. Also they may not have time to

    track down the cheapest meds. So you can track it down and ask your

    healthcare proffesional if it will work. It doesn't hurt to ask.

    >

    > One more thing the co-pay on the expensive med was $20 a month so

    we were paying more with insurance than we are now that we are

    without insurance. I never thought to ask about a $4 rx when we had

    the insurance.

    >

    > Tracy in VA

    >

    > Tracy in VA______________________

    >

    >

    >

    > EMAILING FOR THE GREATER GOOD

    >

    I was told by the pharmasist that if you call the company in which

    supplies that certain medication and explain to them that you need

    this medication but do not have insurance that they will give it to

    you for nothing. But you have to call the supplier.



    It's worth a shot.



    Kelly in IL










  4. #4
    Carole Scandrol
    Guest

    Default Help for expensive meds

    Do you realize that there are quite a few stores offering $4 meds and

    they don't all have the same meds on their lists! I foolishly

    thought each store would have the same drugs, but about 2 months ago

    I checked. Target, Walmart, Kmart, and a number of supermarkets all

    have their own $4 for 30 day supply & $10 for 90 day supply. Each of

    them had theeir list available online so I printed each one out. I

    was pleasantly surprised to find some of the drugs my hubby takes

    were on the Target list even though they weren't on the Walmart

    list! Just as you said, drugs he was paying $100+ for 30 days

    dropped to $4.00



    Carole!!!!

    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Tracy Feuer <tracyfeuer@...> wrote:

    >

    >

    > For the Lady whose dh is on heart meds. I feel your pain. Last

    December hubby was diagonsed with a heart condition and the next day

    he was laid off and the next day he lost his insurance. Of course

    everyone told me all about Cobra, blah blah blah but the Cobra

    payments alone would have been more than his unemployment.

    >

    > We were fortunate to find a mobile health clinic in our area they

    travel in an rv from place to place and is a division of medicorp our

    local hospital.

    >

    > One of the meds that DH had been prescibed by his doctor was an

    extended release medicine so he took 240 milligrams once a day. The

    awesome Nurse practitioner at mobile health who does all of her

    prescribing from the walmart $4 med list found the same medicine on

    the walmart list. The only difference is that is was not extended

    release so he had to take 120 milligrams twice aday that medicine

    went from like $100 a month to $8 just by taking it twice a day.

    >

    > ASk for health care provider if there are cheaper medicines that do

    the same thing. Get a copy of the Wal-mart $4 formulary and show you

    dr the list of heart meds. I know there are copies out there because

    the nurse had one.

    >

    > Every time I visit the dr. I mention every chance I get that we

    don't have insurance and always ask for samples. Or to be prescribed

    the cheapest med possible for the condition.

    >

    > WE survived the winter on unemployment thanks to a well stocked

    pantry and the changes to the rxs. Interesting enough our local paper

    just printed the list of the top ten prescribed medicines and DHs

    heart meds were on the list. One of them was Lisinopril that is one

    of the $4 meds.

    >

    > Of course this may not work for you but it is worth a try. Many

    drs are so use to dealing with insurance companies they have to be

    prompted to think outside of the box. Also they may not have time to

    track down the cheapest meds. So you can track it down and ask your

    healthcare proffesional if it will work. It doesn't hurt to ask.

    >

    > One more thing the co-pay on the expensive med was $20 a month so

    we were paying more with insurance than we are now that we are

    without insurance. I never thought to ask about a $4 rx when we had

    the insurance.

    >

    > Tracy in VA

    >

    > Tracy in VA______________________

    >

    >

    >

    > EMAILING FOR THE GREATER GOOD

    >










  5. #5
    sister2revelry
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    Default Help for expensive meds

    http://www.needymeds.com is wonderful!!! I have been taking some

    very expensive medicines for the last 15 years and using

    needymeds.com during most of that time has saved me thousands I

    couldn't afford otherwise.

    I tell everyone I know about them and the information is totally

    FREE!!



    Alma

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    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, me ow <whoopzdaisy@...> wrote:

    >

    > You may also wanna try needymeds.com This is a website posted

    from the pharmaceuticals.






 

 

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