Does insurance cover your heart medications?

By TRKnight2007 Latest Reply 2011-01-22 17:28:46 -0600
Started 2009-10-22 19:48:54 -0500

Currently my insurance cover 80% of my prescription to Bystolic. My doctor has also been great at giving me lots of samples.

Does your insurance cover more or less?

6 replies

Emily Elizabeth
Emily Elizabeth 2011-01-22 17:28:46 -0600 Report

There is a prescription card you can use separately from your regular insurance and they cover a lot of medication at much lower prices. It is the PSCard and is free. I now take Bystolic, but only because my doc gives me samples too.

ca0371 2010-09-30 15:47:23 -0500 Report

My insurance won't cover my Lipitor. They say it's "not at a theraputic level", whatever that means! They want me to try 3 different med's before they'll cover the Lipitor. Isn't it my doctors decission?!? My doctor has been great at giving me samples of the Lipitor & also of Lexapro. That saves me $100 a month in copays, $1,200 a year! Shocking how much that adds up to.

sam629 2010-10-06 18:35:19 -0500 Report

you can check out walmart,kroger,walgreens all for their generic brand items for better prices of 4 or 10 dollars check it out. the insurance company is saying your colesteral is not bad enough for you to take this great med ,but their wrong as doctor about taking 2400 mg of fish oil to help you. it helped lower my bad cholesteral ans tryglycerites and raise my good . and i took another 1200 mg on top of that cause i lost 10lbs on it over 3 months.

tinman101 2010-10-05 12:31:11 -0500 Report

Maybe you should try Pravachol, it has a generic. I don't tolerate lipitor and have been on pravachol since 1991

ca0371 2010-10-05 22:42:29 -0500 Report

Thanks for the thought. My doctor wants me on Lipitor for the anti-inflammitory properties. She's giving me samples partly to stick it to the drug & insurance companies! LOL In all seriousness, she legitimately thinks that the Lipitor is what is best for me.

Judy560 2010-10-06 19:02:08 -0500 Report

I've been taking Lipitor for 4 yrs now and it seems to help out alot. Lipitor is to reduce choelestral and to help keep your heart from clogging. Maybe you should try some other brands that are covered by your insurance. All insurance companies are different and take a different view on medications.