So. I had no idea about this app until I went into my doctor and he told me about it.
LISTEN UP. THIS APP. THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE IS SERIOUSLY A BLESSING. ESPECIALLY TO ANYONE WITH FINANCIAL PROBLEMS (which is kind of everyone now). THIS IS NOT INSURANCE THOUGH. BUT IT WILL HELP YOU OUT. DOWNLOAD THIS APP RIGHT NOW. NO. STOP READING. DOWNLOAD IT.
This app allows you to input the prescription you have, select your dose, and then find a place near you (or your own pharmacy) with the cheapest price. Then you click “get code/coupon/discount card,” show that to the pharmacist, and THERE YOU GO. SAVING YOU SOME CASH TO GET YOURSELF A WELL DESERVED DRINK, CANDY BAR, DATE MONEY, SEX TOY CASH, OR GO BUY YOURSELF A HAMSTER AND NAME HIM STARLORD WITH THE EXTRA MONEY.
No, but in all seriousness. This app is saving my ass right now.
I’m Trans* and have Fibromyalgia, and this is really making a difference already. I hope this helps out other people. We all know it fucking sucks to have to pay this much for the medication we need to function in life.
GoodRx all the time to help with the drug costs that Medicare doesn’t cover before and during the medigap.
To the many who have re-posted one of my posts re:invisible illness and the harassment we can receive using our accommodations, specifically a handicapped placard, I want to say this. Thank you for spreading the word, thank you for supporting and understanding how important this is. I am overwhelmed by the number of people who have shown support, even some who don’t know me jumping in to defend my post when the inevitable negativity surfaced. I try to check in on a few of the comments, but it has re posted very quickly in the last few days and there is no way to see them all. It doesn’t negate how touched I am that others find what I said in support of a friend, myself and my wonderful spoonie community important and meaningful. To those who reached out who didn’t understand, aren’t spoonies and just wanted to learn about the process, I say bravo and thank you for wanting to know and understand! You are wonderful humans who are what this world needs. It’s ok not to know everything, it’s ok to change a perspective based on logical information and don’t ever change that about yourselves!
Overall the response has been positive with a few messages of ignorance and believing that they do know everything. Just a few statistics from the ADA to end this. One in five Americans live with some form of a disability. Over half of them are between the ages of 22-64. There are more of us than most think, so thinking before we speak or act against someone who doesn’t “look” sick is more important than most know. Keep spreading the word and educating those around you! Big hugs and kisses to you all!