lost insurance

By stevemcnew09 Latest Reply 2009-04-13 20:46:37 -0500
Started 2009-04-12 16:20:14 -0500

HI,Im Steve mcnew,Iwas laid off in november,lost my insurance and can not afford to go to my doctor to redo my metforin 1000 mg twice dayly.Does any one have any thaughts on what to do,i just got diagnosed last september

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2009-04-13 20:46:37 -0500 Report

I remember when I needed help to get my insulin, Lilly had a plan to help. I talked to my pharmacist and he gave me the information, maybe try that, or all the rest of the great advice given here!! Good luck!!! Hugs!

Desdemona 2009-04-13 14:57:22 -0500 Report

Have you gone to your local health department? If they can't see you, they can at least send you to a free or sliding scale clinic.
You may qualify for state aid ( according to what state you live in,of course). In Tennessee, there is a new program that helps the uninsured. Call your local aid agencies and see if you qualify. All they can do is say no!

lebella 2009-04-12 21:27:32 -0500 Report

Two things, first check with your ex employer to see if you can get cobra at the discount rate the government just set up. Two check with Walmart they have some meds that are only $4.00

rbergman 2009-04-12 16:47:29 -0500 Report

Call the doctor office ask if they can write the prescription for a 3 month length of time, at Wal-Mart it will only cost you $10 for them, or $4 for a 1 month supply. Some doctor offices also have samples left by drug company reps, ask your doctor if they have any Metformin samples to get you through for a bit.

bigjrm45 2009-04-12 16:31:36 -0500 Report

talk to your doctor and see about free samples,some also will work with you on a sliding scale,you just have to ask.

2009-04-12 16:44:21 -0500 Report

I agree about talking with the doctor. Also, some drug companies will give you free or discounted drugs. I received free meds from PPA, a company that is endorsed by Montel Williams. It helps with getting free meds. There are other plans like this also. There have been some discussions on this topic, if you just do a little searching thru the discussion site.

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