Tag Archives: CVS Pharmacy

Birth control & self-pay patients

Like a lot of people who regularly follow health care policy and news, I spent part of yesterday digesting the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the case that determined that closely-held companies can opt-out of including … Continue reading

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More evidence that it pays to shop around for prescription drugs

I follow the blog KevinMD.com, run by Dr. Kevin Pho and featuring a large number of doctors and other health care professionals offering commentary, insights, and news about the delivery of health care. While a lot of the posts are not … Continue reading

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Saving on drug costs with pharmacy discount cards

Buying generic drugs to save on prescription drug costs can result in big savings. But sometimes there are no generics available, or the generics that are available don’t work. In other cases, the medicine that your doctor prescribes isn’t on the insurer’s … Continue reading

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North Carolina man defends self-pay patient status

Marc Landry, a contributing columnist to the NewsObserver in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area, authored a piece a few days ago defending his status as a self-pay patient against those that would call him a ‘free-rider.’ Marc became uninsured in 2010, and … Continue reading

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