What do you do when you can't afford your prescriptions?

@Aurone (4758)
United States
July 27, 2008 8:34pm CST
I feel more than ever for people. No one can find jobs--take me for example I have a masters of Biology, my husband has a PhD in genetics and we can't find jobs. All that money for school and it didn't make a bit of difference. So I have new insurance, the Hippa plan they call it--Insurance for the uninsurable (regular insurance won't cover me cause I am obese) and my new plan has no prescription plan--I am not sure my plan covers much of anything. When I went to the pharmacy today to get my medications refilled, I found that they each cost about $105 for a month's supply. I just can't afford that since neither is a life threatening need. One is for my depression and the other is for my allergies. I am currently looking into those discount prescription cards that help with the cost. But its only going to discount it a little like $87 instead of $100, I don't know that, that is really that much more affordable. So what do people do when they can't afford their prescriptions.
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@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
28 Jul 08
Have you checked with Walmart? They have a few hundred prescriptions (generic of course) for only $4 each.
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
29 Jul 08
Yep, mine don't happen to be on the list.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
28 Jul 08
Apart from trying the alternative natural solutions, talk to your doctor. There may be a plan that doctors know about but is not widely published. I know that there is a plan in our dentist office that we can only get there. Otherwise, go to the government agencies, try medicare and social services. I could suggest losing weight, but I know that when you are depressed the medication you get contributes to the problem. I wish you luck.
@Aurone (4758)
• United States
28 Jul 08
Thanks.
• Philippines
28 Jul 08
yes i know how you feel. with all the price soaring up high in the sky including the medicines. I suggest going to the government agencies that are taked to help or reach out the people who cannot afford to buy their medicines or to their relatives who have been blessed abundantly in their finances. and if all have been done but still could not afford to buy the medicine try the natural medicines.
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