If you’re one of the 46 million Americans who are uninsured or one of the 25 million who are under-insured, you shouldn’t have to pay exorbitant prices for your prescription medication. There are many ways you can get help in covering costs of your prescription drugs. Here are a few of them:

  • Get Free Samples from Your Doctor: all you have to do is ask. You may be able to walk away from the doctor with a month’s worth of your prescription and perhaps coupons for your next purchase.
  • Check Drug Company’s Website: if you’re taking a pricey drug, be sure to check their website monthly for special deals and offers.
  • Get a Prescription Plan: lots of pharmacies offer plans where you can get discounts on generic prescriptions if you order multiple month supplies. For example, Anthony at Money Crashers uses the CVS plan to pay $9.99 for a 3 month supply of his generic prescriptions.
  • Medicaid: the government offers this program for low income residents. Each state has its own specific standards and requirements, so visit the Medicaid website to see what coverage is available to you.

Check out more ways to save on medications over at 10 Ways to Save on Prescriptions If You Don’t Have Insurance.