Filling Prescription Without Insurance




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Prescription drugs can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars without insurance. This puts the uninsured in a very difficult position. Fortunately there are ways to get the medication you need without spending a fortune. Here are some of the programs and solutions designed to help:
 

Prescription Discount Programs

The more the price of prescription drugs rise, the more prescription discount programs seem to pop up. They work by negotiating prices between the pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacies. NACo and NeedyMeds are two great places to find this type of discount program.
 

Free Samples

Doctors receive tons of free samples from drug manufacturers. Explain your situation to your doctor and ask if they can provide you with samples. This may not be the most sustainable method for long term medications, but even in these cases it’s helpful in a pinch.
 

Buy Generic

Generic medication is typically a fraction of the cost of brand medications. Chain stores offer great prices on them as well. Walmart even offers generic medication for $4. If you haven’t already, ask your doctor if there is a generic version you can take.
 

Mail Order Drugs

Filling your prescriptions through the mail will save you lots of money! Often you can get a 3 month supply of medication for the price of 1 month. Just make sure to have your doctor write your prescription for this many pills. Also, only use online pharmacies with .pharmacy in their url to avoid scams.
 

Medicare Part D

This program is a Medicare plan specifically for prescription medicine. Medicare Part D is targeted towards low income individuals. If you are eligible for Medicare, you are eligible for this drug coverage.
 
A lack of insurance doesn’t have to mean going without your medication. Finding tricks to cut the cost can make them more accessible. It may not always be easy but your health it worth it!


By: Alecia Stanton



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