Auburn Bill
By Auburn Bill Latest Reply 2011-10-29 08:57:07 -0500
Started 2011-10-28 18:49:32 -0500

Is there anyobw out there that has been on this expensive drug for BP for us who have diabetes? Seems ny doc wants me to go thiss fior a month , with samples! OK, but I go on NMedicare Novenber 1st, do you you the cost of tis drug/ month? $95 per the Medicare drug plan! No thanks, please advise any pros or cons with this "miracle drug", I need to know before going back at the end of the Novenber. Thanks.

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Uncle Lew
Uncle Lew 2011-10-28 21:04:57 -0500 Report

Did you check in to a Medicare Part D RX plan. You can get them for very little and they would limit your co-payment to usually $30. Depending on which plan you choose and your financial condition you may be able to get extra help and the RX Supplemental plan may cost you extremely little or nothing. I chose AARP because I found it to be the best value for me and my health conditions. Check it out Bill and save some money and more important stick it to the drug companies. Also check if your state (NY I believe) has a RX assistance plan. I qualify for the NJ PAAD Program and my prescriptions cost $2.60 for generics and $6.50 for brand names (I get 4 vials, $432, of Novolog per month for $6.50). And your state may even pay for all or part of your RX Part D plan or Medicare may give you “Extra Help“ with the plan costs.
Don’t be shy Bill. Get all the help you can.
Good Luck My Friend

Auburn Bill
Auburn Bill 2011-10-28 23:25:15 -0500 Report

I was looing at the Medicare RX plan, got to see what my BSBC Medicare Advantage plan will cover/ Withoiut it being generic, it is costly to me. I can apply for EPIC in May when I turn 65 to help lower the cost of drugs for seniors. Only have a few days left on tis cobra extention BSBC plan from work, going on Medicare 11/2 Got to pay over $990/month for my wifes BSBC till she is 65 in 10 months. Thank you so much for the help and advise. Grandpa Bill

Uncle Lew
Uncle Lew 2011-10-29 08:57:07 -0500 Report

Good luck Bill. You still have time to change Medicare Supplemental plans. If your copay is more than $30 you might consider changing. Sign up for every extra help you can get and stick it to healthcare thieves.