I have worked in the medical field for some time and the most frequent complaint I’ve heard over the years is the cost of medications. And depending on whether you pay an insurance co-pay for generic medications, fill your prescriptions at Walmart or Rite Aid, or even buy a one-month supply, you could be overpaying.
Physicians try their best to help patients end unnecessary medications, and medical staff often tries to educate patients about alternative methods to get their prescriptions when costs are beyond the patients’ means. On the supply side, some pharmaceutical companies will help patients who are financially unable to keep up with prescription costs, especially for unique medications that treat unique conditions.
Here are some tips on saving money on your prescriptions:
Meal planning has never been my strongest suit. In fact, I’m more of a “What’s for dinner?” type of person who only thinks of it while driving home from work after 5 p.m. with a house full of hungry kids. Even when I’ve defrosted something - a none-too-often occurrence - I have no idea what I’m going to do with it. You’d think boneless chicken breast and ground beef would be the easiest to cook with, but I still have a hard time with it.
Why? Well, my time is tight and I like others don’t really like to spend a lot of time cooking after a long day. Therefore I’ve decided that I must use the Crock-Pot more often. It’s one of those kitchen appliances that are highly underutilized, and you can cook beef, pork, chicken, pasta, soup, stews and even desert in a Crock-Pot. And, the upside is you come home from a long day at work or school and whoa la, dinner is ready.
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