Now is the time to check your script coverage for 2018

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straydog
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   Posted 9/27/2017 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I just read an article from GoodRx.com about medications no longer being covered by Express scripts/CVS for 2018. Also, check with your private plans so there are no surprises in 2018.
Susie
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Alcie
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   Posted 9/30/2017 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I have Silver script, also owned by CVS, and they didn't even send me a list of the drugs they were changing this year.

It was bad enough that to get their quoted price on some expensive meds you had to actually go to a CVS store, not one in the Silver script plan. Then the only CVS within 20 miles closed last year.

Every year I have to go over the meds I take and see what plan has them the cheapest. At least being on a supplement instead of an All-in-One Medicare plan I get to choose my drug plan. The cheapest monthly premium does not reflect what you pay for medicines!

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/1/2017 1:37 AM (GMT -6)   
even down under has new changes.....esp with getting panadeine forte over the counter. anything containing codeine from February is a script.
obviously different system - however good advice susie, always new changes with a new yr, wherever you may come from.

straydog
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   Posted 10/1/2017 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   
HT every year these plans change that we can count on. Some folks think because a medication was covered one year it will be covered the next. The new year will roll around & suddenly they learn the medication is no longer covered. Hopefully people will see this & look at their plans.

Take care.
Susie
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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/1/2017 10:01 PM (GMT -6)   
i got it.......the first time!! lol. smile sorry for the non american addendum to your post.

thought i'd better come back and just say that i was being cheeky....no offence intended. yeah

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straydog
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   Posted 10/2/2017 7:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Ha, ha HT, I must have missed something, I didn't think you were being cheeky. How are you doing these days. I know you have had a lot of things going on this past year.
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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 10/2/2017 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
i have my friend. however i keep things forum specific, we'll at least i am trying to!!!! but a bit o/t, mum is going into aged care, other bro is hopefully going into a ccu, community care unit. for up two 12 months, has mild autism and schizo affective disorder. lives in a disgusting property, that workers or his care team are not allowed to go in. he has been given a short time to move, and we will give the house back. the gov is applying for one last clean up. it is a gov house. he lives like a hermit and needs specific care and time to learn life skills. his guardian is being a prick, red tape madness!! me, dx with diabetic nuropathy, cleared of lupus, ra a little elevated. been having physio with acupuncture and heat.

mum had been sectioned for awhile and had 12 ect treatments. her care team have concluded that she is high risk, esp for falls and she is still vague, is fully catherterized and has bowel incontinance from smashing her coccyx. half a foot chopped off, p.a.d and bad knees. my was in the aged care rehab for 3 months under the mental health act, and then has moved into transitional to get her ready for housing, as we applied for a place with modifications, however even with care the care team made the decision, and we trust in their decision.

sis and i will be looking at facilities for mum, we have some recommendations. nurse in the family. i have a new endo and gp now. am getting my sugars right, and on track. arthritis in hands now and doc thinks other places other than neck and shoulders. vision sucks at the moment. thx for caring mate.

straydog
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   Posted 10/3/2017 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
HT, hopefully you can get the family matters situated enough that you can have some time to sort through your own issues. I do have a question, considering everything that has gone on with your mum, can she live permanently in an assisted facility. With her physical issues how safe would it be for her unless she had someone staying with her.

What has been going on with your brother sounds terrible. I have read in another forum the problems with all of the red tape has been incredible.

Take care.
Susie
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