Medicare patients pay less for drugs if they pay cash

A recent U.S. study suggests that Medicare patients pay less when they pay cash instead of using their health insurance. Researchers compared out-of-pocket costs of 30 day supplies of 27 different medications and how often these prescriptions cost more than $4 – the amount charged by Wal-Mart’s drug discount program – when people used one of 622 different standalone Medicare or one of 1,533 different Medicare Advantage plans. Read article here…


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