Tim Rau, 56, of Kettering, has been a diabetic for 15 years and insulin dependent for a decade, but he’s still baffled as to why his Lantus prescription costs so much, can change in price so quickly, and costs a different amount at every pharmacy.
He’s one of millions of Americans trying to navigate the world of rising drug prices and increasingly looking to coupons and discount cards for some relief.
Irate over the unexplained price hikes he went online and found the same drug for $750 through the online discount site BlinkHealth.com.
But as with many of the coupon options available, there was a catch. In order to get the discount price, consumers must purchase their drugs outside of insurance. The consumer pays less out-of-pocket, but the money doesn’t count toward any insurance deductibles.