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Has anyone here used these or anything like them?

 

I've been sick for weeks, months, I don't even know anymore. Is it Covid, a cold, the flu? Again, I never knew. I finally had to go to the dr for cough medicine, becuause I was pretty much coughing my lungs out, and that caused me to be extemely weak and staying in bed the entire time! 

 

Dr prescribed a cough medicine, that I asked for, only to find out nobody had it in stock, AND my ins did not cover it. The medicine, full price, was $43.29, and I refused to pay it. I never knew that there could be a medicine that my insurance would not pay a single dime!

 

Anyway, at the very last minute, I remembered Single Care, and I just got their card in the mail. I signed up and got a discounted price, only to find that 'some' Walgreen's don't honor these coupons. After many discussions, with a few Walgreen's, I got my discount. When I picked it up, it went from $43.29 to $15.69!!!

 

I learned so much, having to do this, but I'll know how to for ever more, if I have to.

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@2Kittys.  Maybe you wouldn't have so much trouble if you let the doctor prescribe the medication instead of insisting on doing it yourself.  Maybe he knows something you don't.

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Before I had my cataract surgery in 2018 my doctor prescribed 4 different eyedrops. 3 were covered 100% by my insurance but one was not and it was around $350 a bottle. I used Good RX and got the price down to $200 a bottle. Still a horrible price but still better than $350. This was a Walgreens.

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@2Kittys 

Sometimes GoodRX is less expensive then our insurance copay.

 

 

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I would have called the doc and asked him to prescribe something else. I've done that when occasionally they prescribe something too expensive. Many times there are suitable alternatives.

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@Kachina624 wrote:

@2Kittys.  Maybe you wouldn't have so much trouble if you let the doctor prescribe the medication instead of insisting on doing it yourself.  Maybe he knows something you don't.


@Kachina624   I took it to mean that she asked her doctor for some cough medicine, not a specific one.  But then again, I could be wrong.

"I've got an old church choir singing in my soul. There ain't nothing gonna steal my joy."
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@2Kittys wrote:

Has anyone here used these or anything like them?

 

I've been sick for weeks, months, I don't even know anymore. Is it Covid, a cold, the flu? Again, I never knew. I finally had to go to the dr for cough medicine, becuause I was pretty much coughing my lungs out, and that caused me to be extemely weak and staying in bed the entire time! 

 

Dr prescribed a cough medicine, that I asked for, only to find out nobody had it in stock, AND my ins did not cover it. The medicine, full price, was $43.29, and I refused to pay it. I never knew that there could be a medicine that my insurance would not pay a single dime!

 

Anyway, at the very last minute, I remembered Single Care, and I just got their card in the mail. I signed up and got a discounted price, only to find that 'some' Walgreen's don't honor these coupons. After many discussions, with a few Walgreen's, I got my discount. When I picked it up, it went from $43.29 to $15.69!!!

 

I learned so much, having to do this, but I'll know how to for ever more, if I have to.


I check out both and print out the coupon that is the best deal.  Walgreen took Single Care, but now that you mention it, they didn't seem that happy about it.

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I've been using Good RX for about 18 months and with ONE exception, all my meds are much cheaper than with my Medicare and my UHC supplemental.

 

I estimate I've saved about $200 on my meds, all of which I get 3 months at a time, each.

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Re: Single Care or Good RX?

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I've been very pleased with GoodRx. If you are in that predicament again, don't hesitate to ask the Dr if there's a generic or similar RX; or if he has samples or a coupon.

 

I had a pricey eye drop RX (Restasis) and was close to $600 and insurance didn't cover it. Fortunately, my Dr was aware of this and had a coupon for $10/90 day supply. 

It saved me A LOT on my epi-pen; as I needed it before I met my deductible. 

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The copay on my regular meds is pretty reasonable so I never bothered with GoodRx. However, when I was seeing a dermatologist several years back, GoodRx was very helpful when purchasing prescription Tretinoin (Retin A)