To Lower Your Medicare Drug Costs, Ask Your Pharmacist For The Cash Price

(By Susan Jaffe for NPR)

A simple question at the pharmacy could unlock savings for millions of Medicare beneficiaries.

Under a little-known Medicare rule, they can pay a lower cash price for prescriptions instead of using their insurance and doling out the amount the policy requires. But only if they ask.

That is because pharmacists say their contracts with drug plans often contain “gag orders” forbidding them from volunteering this information. Continue reading article here…

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