Do you have a lot of prescriptions to buy, or even just one pill to take? If you have ever been asked by your doctor to take a medication, you know that it can potentially be costly. It seems like health care costs are always rising and there seems to be no end in sight to that, but there are ways that you can keep costs down. If you are assertive in your requests, you can save a ton of money on your prescriptions.
The best thing you can do is to enroll in whatever prescription plan that your employer offers. Even if you are simply a part time employee, you should be able to at least get some sort of discount on your insurance. There are also places online that you can go if you are looking for a discount plan for prescriptions only.
If your doctor asks you to take a medication you have two options that can help keep costs down for you. The first thing you can do is to ask you doctor for a generic version of the medication you are taking. If you are being treated for a common cold or some other typical ailment you could probably get a prescription for ten bucks since it is a generic form.
Another option that you have is to ask for a sample medication if you are looking to keep your costs down. You could get a prescription for a cold medication, or you could always just ask if you could have sample sizes for free. I remember my mom would ask the doctor for sample size inhalers to keep my asthma medication costs down, and I did that the last time I saw my doctor. It does work.
A good trick is to never just agree to take whatever the doctor says to take. While he typically has your best interests in mind, you never know what drug companies that the doctor might be working with. Always ask to pursue an alternative route for your medical needs if a medicine is too expensive or if your doctor seems to be pushing it a little too hard on you.
Prescription costs can be really annoying and hard to handle sometimes. They are always going up it seems, but you have options to help keep your costs down. Enroll in a plan, or get your doctor to get you on a generic drug that is going to do the same job but for cheaper than the brand name drug.