- June 30, 2008 at 4:23 pm #259101
— In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Tracy Feuer
> 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
> 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
> 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
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