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Old 12-05-2016, 01:19 PM   #21
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I get 3 month's supply of Simvastatin through Humana Pharmacy for free. Medicare Advantage.
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Old 12-05-2016, 03:29 PM   #22
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Thanks! I looked into it and found that my Rx's are indeed Tier 1. I wasn't aware of this. THANK YOU for the tip!

I suspect other plans may also have this Tier 1 and 2 deductible exemption

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Note that the AARP Walgreens plan also has the tier 1/tier 2 exclusion. (For 22 per month) I guess the decision partly depends if you are in areas where Wal-Mart has stores. If you read the details you find a strong warning about states that don't have many walmarts and the plan (such as much of New England)
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If you read the details you find a strong warning about states that don't have many walmarts and the plan (such as much of New England)
Well, Wal-Mart has been banned in Boston (really) but I think it's a law that there needs to be one within 15 miles of wherever you might be everywhere else.
Same law for Dunkin Donuts and McDonalds. That's my experience anyway.
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Old 12-05-2016, 03:35 PM   #24
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Just checked the label and it's Simvastatin. We actually paid for 1 months' supply at just under $7.50 w/o insurance as we weren't sure we'd receive the 3 month supply in the mail before heading off on vacation, so am really confused with their 'costs.'
The question might be what you typed in on the web site. If the label says subsituted for Zocor because your physician wrote it that way then that could explain it. (Just like I had a prescription once for Glumetza but found out the generic equivalent and told my physician to write the prescription for Metformin Er, saved at that time $120/month)
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Old 12-05-2016, 03:50 PM   #25
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Wow - that sounds like a racket!!!
My thoughts exactly. If I, as an uninsured consumer, can get this drug for $7.4x (probably even cheaper at Costco) per month, why is Humana's cost $252.90 for a 3 months supply? They are discounting it by $239.91. I feel like I'm in a medical shell game and I'm the sucker.
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