For people who watch a bit of broadcast or cable TV in the Brandon, Valrico, Tampa and Lithia area, you may have seen advertisements for a site called GoodRx. We don’t have a business relationship with them, so this is purely a shout-out for a great service.
The pharmaceutical situation in the U.S health insurance system has been getting a lot of press lately, especially when pointing out how much of our budgets are hit by the cost of healthcare. Expensive medications play a big role toward increasing premiums and overall cost within the medicare and health insurance systems.
Today I was looking at formularies, tiers, and all those other things that make you feel like you’ve taken something really strong. I can only imagine what people outside of the health care industry feel like.
Do yourself a favor. If you need a prescription, don’t assume anything when you go get it filled. Do some research first. Know your co-pays and/or co-insurance. If the price is high, don’t give up.
We found a $100 drug for under $10 using a coupon on GoodRx. Good on ya!
Jonathan Pudas, Health, Medicare and Life Insurance Department Head, Artisan Insurance Group