Post # 1
This year I am going to swtich from my current health insurance plan to the High Deductible Health Plan. The HDHP comes with the HSA which is a triple tax deffered savings account that grows interest.
However, I’m on two prescriptions right now – a generic BCP and a generic PPI (for heartburn).
I will have to pay cost for these items now, instead of my $5 for a 90 day supply. Even though that sucks the benefits of the HSA are greater.
So where could I get good prices for these drugs? They are not on the Walmart $4 list unfortunately.
Syeda BCP and pantoprazole PPI
Post # 3
I’d try Costco. At my store it looks like the pantoprozole is reasonable- about $22 for 100 tablets, but the syeda is still not great, about 50/month. I haven’t found anything cheaper than Costco for my prescriptions though- i don’t have insurance so I’ve tried all the pharmacies by me (Pontiac, MI).
Post # 4
I use a mail order pharmacy, Express Scripts. Have you tried that?
Post # 5
Try an Indian online pharmacy.
Post # 6
i love my illegal indian pharmacy, used it for 5 years even when I had insurance because it was cheaper! my new insurance covers almost everything for free, but I still order some stuff from them.
Post # 7
do you have a target with a pharmacy? they also have a list of prescriptions that you can get for much less. at target, i pay $9 a month for my birth control, because my insurance doesn’t cover it. my fiance pays $4 for his monthly meds for diabetes at target as well, his normal prescription copay is around $20. i know some grocery stores and even pharmacies have the same lists. you can call around to different places, that’s what i’d do. i’m pretty sure rite aid and walgreens have a list. cvs might as well.
Post # 8
$22 for 100 pills is a great price!
There is no Target or Costco near me though. Not sure I want to do the illegal Indian thing though! I will look at Express Script and get prices from my local pharmacies too. I have not done that yet. We have Kmart, three grocers, Walmart and Walgreens.
Post # 9
Costco mail order. In many states you cannot be required to purchase a membership for Rx. You can price it out online.
Post # 10
I read an article recently online (CNN Money) that said prices at Walmart/Costco are lower than CVS/Walgreens by a significant amount. As such, out of all of your options that you listed, I would do Walmart over the grocery store or the drug store.