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Everything about healthcare is expensive. As someone who has been a patient many times over, and then a parent of children receiving services, I have many years of experience navigating the healthcare system. In addition, I have years of experience working as a medical biller. All of that has caused me to be very familiar with health insurance and healthcare. Prescription drugs are getting more and more expensive each year. Folks with insurance are paying more and folks without insurance face staggering costs. Folks are struggling to overcome the rising prices. Nevertheless, some families are going without needed medications. Noone should be forced to have to choose whether to feed the family or take a prescription, but the sad truth is it happens more often then you hear about. FamilyWize recognizes the challenges we face when it comes to medications.
Who is FamilyWize?
The FamilyWize Community Service Partnership is dedicated to helping improve the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. FamilyWize has partnerships with more than 100,000 community organizations, government agencies, pharmacies, health systems and businesses, including United Way Worldwide, the American Heart Association, and the National Council on Aging, among others.
What does FamilyWize do?
FamilyWize works to make prescription medications more affordable and accessible for everyone. Since their start in 2005, their programs have helped over 10 million people save over $1 billion on prescription medications.
The FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card saves families on average 43% off of their prescription medications. The program is free and open to everyone, whether they have insurance already or not. There are no eligibility requirements, and the savings card is available to everyone. Once a consumer has either downloaded the app or printed their card, they can use it at more than 60,000 pharmacies nationwide, including all chains like Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Walmart, Target and Kmart. There is no limit to the frequency that the card can be used.
Recently, FamilyWize created a drug price look up tool. This valuable money-saving tool allows you to compare the price for your prescription at all major pharmacies in your area. This has the potential to be so helpful to so many people. I myself can recall numerous times where I have had a prescription that I was going to have to go out of pocket for. Calling different pharmacies is a bit tedious, and quite frankly a little embarrassing.
The tool is very easy to use. It’s easily accessible right at the top of the page, just look for the colored tab that says Drug Price Lookup.
Once you’ve found the tool you enter the name of the prescription you want pricing for and your zip code. The tool is pretty intuitive. As you start to type it will suggest different drug names. Once the tool finds the drug you’re looking for it will list the brand and generic names.
Next you’ll be able to choose the strength of the dosage that you’re doctor has prescribed.
You’ll also be able to specify the quantity.
Once you’ve selected the options you need you will see the prices for the prescription you have specified at pharmacies in your area.
It is really great to see someone trying to help out the folks that need it the most. This tool could save people money, and hopefully even ensure some people actually get to take the medication they’ve been prescribed while it’s less of a financial burden. And you cannot beat the price!You literally have nothing to lose by signing up, so why not do it now!
You can learn more about FamilyWize, sign up for the Prescription Savings Card and use the Drug Price Look Up Tool at www.familywize.org. You can also keep up with them on social media, on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.