Janumet, Invokana and Diabetic Discount Drama!
How I got Invokana
and Janumet for “Almost Free”
For those who are regular readers of my blog, I ask for your understanding. Alas, this post will be DRAMA free! Eeeeeekkkk! Aaaaaiiiieeeeee! Yes, I know, it is hard to believe that I can do a post with no drama… … well with a minimal amount of drama, but tis true. 🙂
So… about getting drugs for “almost free” …
It helps if you have insurance
Actually, it REALLY helps if you have insurance.
If you are a low income individual without insurance; or if you are a small business owner who wants to see if you can get a better deal; or if you are just curious, then head on over to Healthcare.gov and get all the information on how to use the insurance exchanges and perhaps qualify for subsidies.
It may, depending on your circumstances be possible for you to sign up even though open enrollment has closed.
Also, it MIGHT also be possible for you to get your health insurance for FREE or for you to receive substantial subsidies from the Federal Government (US Residents only) to help you pay for your health insurance.
Speaking from a personal point of view, without the insurance that I get thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, my life would be in mortal danger.
If you have insurance, the insurance should pay MOST of the cost of these drugs
But every insurance policy is different; you need to check to be sure.
Using myself as an example: when I first tried to fill the prescription for these two drugs, I discovered that my copay for each drug, after the insurance was applied, was $100 (100 x 2 =$200 per month).
Eeeeeeeekkkk!! oh, oopps I said no drama. My bad. Moving on. 😉
To find out how much your copay is going to be before you go by the pharmacy, ou have to check something called a “drug formulary.”
You can usually find the Drug Formulary in a PDF file or as a searchable database on your insurance company’s website. Or you can call the customer service 800 # for your insurance company and ask for a paper copy be mailed to you.
Check the back of your