My husband is 70 years old and is on medicare. He has a supplemental Part D drug Plan and between these 2 insurance plans, neither will cover bystolic. I do not understand how they can do this, since there is no generic available. I believe that our income is too high for any assistance. He also takes prescription drugs for diabetes, gout and heart bypass. What can I do to avoid having to pay 100% of the cost of bystolic?
Medicare itself has nothing to do with medication costs. Part D is all that is paying for it. There are many other medications in the same class as bystolic. I changed my bp med because of the cost of the one I was on. My Part D wouldnt pay for it either.
I had the same problem with the Xarelto I was prescribed. It was going to cost me $130 a month, which was just too much for me. My doctor called my supplemental insurance company and explained why Xarelto was the best choice for my situation. Between the insurance AND the help of the company that manufactures Xarelto, it was reduced to $30 a month.
I don't know if your doctor would do this for you as well, but it would certainly be worth a try. Give him a call and explain your situation, and ask him to intercede in your behalf. If nothing can be done to reduce it, he can at least prescribe something more affordable for you. I take many different HBP drugs, and they are all generic. They work well for me. Best of luck to you!
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