When Free Is Not really Free (Or Even Discounted)


I’m sure there are many of you like me who have to take a prescription drug that is so expensive that it would mean you would have to rob a bank to pay for it. Of course you could become a rich CEO and be able to pay for the medication. But let’s stick with reality here.

A lot of you may have heard of PPA, Partners in Prescription Assistance, on TV. This is the one where Mantel Williams tells us that help is on the way and you can get your drugs cheaper by going through them.

What the ad doesn’t tell you is that you have to pay $10 for registration. From there they will send you form to be filled out by your doctor and yourself. Send them in to the program that they have listed for your medication and, if you qualify, yours drugs will be sent to you at a discounted rate.

Sounds good, doesn’t it? Except you can do this all without paying them a $10 registration fee. Go to your computer, use Google for help in paying for prescription drugs and find programs for the particular drug you need.  Usually there will be an 800 number for you to call. Call them and they will send you the forms. You and your doctor can then fill out the forms and send it to the program. If you are approved (most of the time the person you called can tell you if you should qualify), the drugs will be sent to you for free, or with a small fee. YOU DON”T NEED PPA.COM or PPA.ORG TO DO THIS.

Your doctor can get the information for you and should if you are older and don’t have a computer. If you don’t have a computer, you can access one at a library.

Save yourself some money and embarrassment you have the power of the Internet to get what you want. You don’t need anyone to do it for you.

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