Puget Sound Health Partners Informative - Co_Pay Higher Than OTC?
My doctor requires me to inject insulin twice a day, 50 units in the morning and 30 units at bedtime. I have discovered in Washington state, I can get my insulin over the counter at WalMart's pharmacy. Last year, I ended up in the 'donut hole', and was unable to pay 100% for my prescriptions, so I went without them for six months. This was mainly due to my insulin. When my insulin purchases went through my health insurance, my co-pay was $29.00 per vial. This year, it is almost Novemeber, and I think I will make it through the rest of the year without hitting the donut hole. When I purchase my insulin over the counter, I pay $24.88 per vial. Now, I am no math wizard, but how in the blue susie can my co-pay cost more than the price I pay out of pocket? This makes no sense to me whatsoever. When I ask about it, I am either ignored or they just shrug their shoulders.