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How can I get help paying for expensive asthma meds?

By June 2, 2010 - 8:38pm
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I've had asthma for 2 years and the meds that help the most cost $311.00 a month. My insurance co. discounts $3.00 on every $100.00 of prescription medicine. I do not qualify for medical assistance at the state level, and I am aware that some drug co. will help. However, because I do have an insurance policy, drug co. are unwilling to help me.

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I think your pharmacist would have the best information for you. There are numerous state, local and organizational discount prescription plans for individuals (and small businesses), depending on many factors, including the type of medication.

Please talk with your pharmacist about a discount prescription plan, and let us know what information you find out. If you can tell us what state you live in, we can help locate information, too.

June 3, 2010 - 7:42pm
(reply to Alison Beaver)

Thanks Alison. I have a very good relationship with my pharmacist, who prints off internet coupons for me when I forget. I will talk with her again, however, my experience has been that those with any type of insurance are denied additional discounts.


June 7, 2010 - 7:53pm
(reply to Susan Peachey)

Hi Susan

You can also go to sites such as NeedyMeds.com. They hook you up with programs to help pay for drugs, and often if you go to the drug manufacturer's website they will have a discount program as well. Hope this helps.
Good luck.

June 8, 2010 - 6:38am
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