Tuesday, July 3, 2018

9 Strategies for Saving Money on Prescription Meds | Patient Advice | US News

9 Strategies for Saving Money on Prescription Meds | Patient Advice | US News: When you get a prescription from your doctor, do you simply take it to your pharmacist and pay the listed price? Many people don't realize that, with some strategizing, you can save significant amounts of money on your prescription medications. Whether your prescription drugs are for chronic conditions such as cancer or diabetes or for something temporary, like postoperative pain, some planning can save you money, says Kim Buckey, vice president of client services for DirectPath, a company that provides personalized health benefits education and enrollment services to large employers. "Health care is, for good or bad, a service that we need for our entire lives," Buckey says. "It affects not only us as individuals but our entire family, and [it] experiences frequent cost increases that we have little or no control over. By investing some time upfront, you'll be better prepared to manage the cost of the care that you need." Here are nine strategies for saving money on prescription medications:

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