A couple of weeks ago, I was prescribed a new medication... that had a
hefty price tag! My first question was “what’s the cash price?” When that wasn’t
any cheaper, I checked with the pharmacy tech about the coupon from the drug
manufacturer’s website (apologies to everyone behind me in line at my
local pharmacy). I ended up leaving the prescription at the pharmacy and
went home to look into more options.
What can you do to lower your prescription costs if a medication you need isn’t covered by your health insurance?
So, what did I do about my medication? Well, in my case, the GoodRx price was only a few dollars less, there were no substantive coupons available for this particular medication, and the pharmaceutical assistance program was income-based. My doctor gave me free samples while we work together to request an exception from my health insurer. It’s a long shot but it’s worth a try because if you don’t ask, then the answer is definitely no.