New Website/App Could Help You Get Cheaper Prescription Drugs

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Struggling to pay for your prescription medications each month? Maybe you're on a high deductible plan, or maybe you just have bad insurance or no insurance at all. A new company vows to put an end to sticker shock at the pharmacy. It's called "Blink Health"-- a new website and app that offers drugs marked down as much as 95%.

Here's how it works: you get a prescription from your doctor.
You buy that medication online from Blink Health. You then go to the pharmacy with your prescription and receipt for the paid medication from Blink Health. You will receive your medication and pay nothing at the pharmacy. The savings are wowing customers nationwide.

One nurse in the Chicago area told NBC News she went from paying $400 dollars a month to just $77 dollars a month using Blink.

The company was founded by two brothers who say people are overpaying for medications when they shouldn't be.

Blink Health features more than 15,000 medications at 60,000 pharmacies nationwide including Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid Target and Kroger. Most of the drugs are generics. You can pay for your medications on Blink's website using your FSA or HSA credit cards as well. Health experts say if the Blink price is lower than your insurance co-pay, use Blink.



 
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