One of the things I do every day in my job is talk to people about their budgets. That’s what happens when you do creditor/debtor law: you have to talk to people about money, and you learn a lot about what people do with their money.
And as a result, what I’ve learned is that it’s AMAZING how much people spend on health care and health care costs. Hundreds of dollars per month on insurance premiums and co-pays and over-the-counter medicines and more. Sometimes I think that if we could get universal health care, I’d be out of a job: people would have enough money to pay their other bills and nobody would go bankrupt.
I’m not in a position to get health care reform passed (yet?) but I can give some advice that’ll help: Join Walgreens Prescription Savings Club.
The Walgreens Prescription Savings Club will give you discounts on prescriptions. Walgreens will give you savings on over 8,000 brand-name medications and on ALL generics. Plus, you’ll pay less for flu shots, nebulizers and diabetic supplies.
Got a pet? You’ll save on pet meds, too. Plus, you get bonuses from doing other Walgreens shopping and photofinishing.
The plan costs only $20 for an individual; families save more, paying only $35 a year to cover everyone in the immediate family including any dependents under 22.
That’s about $3 a month to save a lot more than that. I’m pretty healthy, and I have prescriptions all the time. The boys get nebulizers. Sweetie gets heartburn medication. For $3 a month, we could save a lot more than that.