by Mark (one of our readers)
I was unlucky enough to be unemployed, and uninsured while needing blood pressure and cholesterol medications.
My wife has Multiple Sclerosis, she also lost her main coverage when I became unemployed, although she has Medicare.
I am using a program called Together Rx Access and I could not believe it, but my costs for medication were actually lower, sometimes substantially lower, than my co-pays when I had insurance! My wife's medications were also lower! One caveat, not ALL medications are covered, but quite a few.
Also, for anyone who has a condition such as Multiple Sclerosis, or any other lifelong ailment, some medications are CRAZY expensive. Contact the manufacturer of the drug in question, and see if a program is available to help. My wife's interferon based injections cost $2000-$2300 MONTHLY, and through a program offered through the manufacturer we pay $50.00 per YEAR!
Good Luck & Good Health
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