Insulin costs/prices & Medicare drug law
I've been using Novolog 70/30 pens, which although convenient, are a very expensive delivery system if one doesn't have really good insurance. I've had a good Senior health plan, but now they have to revise it to comply with the new Medicare drug law, and long story short, I'm going to end up having to pay full price for my all my RX for at least 4 months of the year because of that blasted Medicare "donut hole", whereas before I could get the Novolog insulin for a $20 copay for each pack all year. This is going to increase my RX costs anywhere from $500-800 a year if I can't find cheaper alternatives. I'm seriously thinking of asking the DR if there is a less expensive form of insulin I could use that would work for me. Any ideas? Anybody know anything about prices on various forms of insulin?
As an aside, I think that new medicare law absolutely stinks - maybe it will help some folks somewhere, but as far as I'm concerned, it wrecked a really good health plan, and I'll really feel the pinch.