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Old 10-22-2013, 06:56 PM   #1
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It's open enrollment time at my j*b, and I'm evaluating the PPO we're currently in vs. a high-deductible CDHP.

Soooo..... I'm going through our medical expenses to date, and see that DH's Nexium is $1000 per quarter, with our co-pay currently being $150.

I did search Nexium on here and can't find anything very recent. Is there anything that even comes close?

DH isn't going to like this, but if we switch plans, I really don't want to spend the bulk of our HSA on expensive Rolaids. Yes, I am usually always this sympathetic.
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:12 PM   #2
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Look into generic Omeprazole. It works as well for me as Nexium (it's pretty much the same drug) and it's a lot cheaper.
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:35 PM   #3
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Next time you're south of the border, pick up a stash, no script required for less than $0.50 per pill.
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:13 PM   #4
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Next time you're south of the border, pick up a stash, no script required for less than $0.50 per pill.
Wow, we could pay for a Mexico trip with the money we'd save in our HSA... Intriguing!!!!
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:27 PM   #5
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There are many alternatives. My wife has been taking omeprazole for years and it works for her. I have seen it at the local BJs wholesale club for a good price.
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:38 PM   #6
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I used to take Nexium but then a new health insurer wouldn't pay for it. I switched to Omeprazole and it works just as well at a much lower cost. I recently bought a bottle with 100 - 20 mg capsules for $18. Not sure what they cost in the States now.
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:06 AM   #7
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Costco has their Kirkland brand of omeprazole for $16.99 (42 tablets, 20mg).


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Old 10-23-2013, 07:52 AM   #8
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Thought they had a coupon on their site. Does your plan cover Zegrid, it's even better.

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