Reread the restrictions on whatever you are reading. Sometimes it looks like they are saying you can’t use discounts if you HAVE Medicare. In rereading, I realized that it said we couldn’t use it WITH Medicare...that is, they could not discount from the Medicare price (that congress won’t let us negotiate.)
But sometimes with these—and they change all the time—there is a minimal discount for Medicare types. There is a drug I have been trying...different issue...that is not on the Medicare formulary and costs about $230/mo retail. The manufacturer has “coupons.” If your insurance covers it at all, the mfgr will cover your copay. If your insurance doesn’t cover it, they can mail order it to you...for $80 for a three month supply. I did that twice...six months worth. NOW their website says that the discount is NOT available to anyone enrolled in Medicare. So
I guess I’m done with that drug and maybe now everyone excludes us from all medication discounts. I’m sorry if
I got your hopes up.
Since it's an antibiotic that I'm only going to take for one 14 day course, I think it's not worth it trying to shop around. OTOH, they didn't have a full prescription, so I only received (and paid for) a 5 day supply - maybe I could get the rest of the script from somewhere else - I'll check around tomorrow. Appreciate the input!