Help for expensive meds

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      — In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Tracy Feuer wrote:

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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.

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      > 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.

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      > 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.

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      > 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.

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      > 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.

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      > 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.

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      > 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.

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      > 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.

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      > Tracy in va

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      > tracy in va______________________

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      > emailing for the greater good

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      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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