Has anyone had trouble with their insurance covering the Lantus Solostar prefilled pen? My cost went up to $600 for a 3 month supply! I cannot afford this. :-(
Yes, My wife just her's filled and it was 595.00 and yes that was with insurance! It was a shock to us and the pharmacist said that is has been happening a lot lately. Luckily he let us put it on a credit. We certainly didn't have 600.00. Now to buy the rest of the diabetic supplies. And no, you cannot take part in most discount programs if you have insurance. Although you can register for for 25.00 off each months fill through the lantus site.
Kaismama, yes, with insurance, just as joellasterjr mentioned. And if someone has insurance any type of coupon or savings card cannot be used. I don't understand how the gov is helping us if people cannot afford much needed medicines. :-/ The almost $600 charge is about triple of what they were charging me about 3 months ago. I checked at a local store to see if it would be any less expensive and they told me that the $500+ price is the price without insurance. Aren't diabetic supplies supposed to be covered at least a little bit by insurance???
Just had the same thing happen to me. Drugs in America are to expensive due to corporate greed.
I finally went to a Canadian pharmacy and pay $206 for a months supply of the same drug lantus which in America sells in my area for $400. Now if the Canadian pharmacy can make money at $200 bucks how many people are taking the markups here in the States.
Further note I thinks insurance companies pay very little to pharmacies and I am beginning to think its only a discount car!
I am not being political when I say welcome to Obama Care. The cost of jumping through all the hoops and all the paperwork the company"s have to do to satisfy the Afordable Care Act (government), is going to raise the prices even more. These drug company's to stay in business have no choice but to pass on these costs to the customer. The cost of lantus is still about $170 for the drug itself, the added $430 is what it costs the company to do its thing under Obama Care, its what they didn't tell the people, that's one of the reasons they had to pass it before anyone really had a chance to read it.
Well, it's 2017 now. There is something going on with Lantus patent and right now insurance companies aren't even covering Lantus! This is so unfair. There is not a generic for Lantus but they are using a biosimilar called Basaglar or something like that. Basaglar has different ingredients than Lantus does, so how can insurance companies just say that Lantus is not covered at all and force people to take something that they could be allergic to? SO UNFAIR! I would have to pay over $2000 for a 3 months supply right now of Lantus if I want to take it. How is this freedom in the USA? Being forced to pay tons of money for a medicine that we know works for us or be forced to take something that we don't know will work or make us have an allergic reaction to? How is that an alternative for us? It's not!
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