Disclosure: This post is sponsored by SingleCare through my partnership with Socialix.
Healthcare is a major issue right now in the U.S. Regardless of what the government decides to do, there are still millions of people without health insurance and that sucks big time.
And for the millions who do have health coverage, the cost of prescription meds or the copay may be too high.
I’ve been without insurance since 2009 when I left corporate America for good. And when I started working from home, companies weren’t offering a health benefits package with their remote jobs like they are today.
Then when the Affordable Care Act went into effect I thought I’d finally get the coverage I needed but that was TOO expensive. My premium would have been almost three hundred dollars a month and my deductible $5,000. I literally couldn’t afford to get sick. And since the penalty for not having coverage is cheaper, I decided to take a gamble and not buy health insurance.
Let me tell yah, it can be stressful knowing you can become ill any moment and not have healthcare coverage to get the treatment you need.
The times I have come down with the flu or when that time of the month kicks my butt, I rely on a cocktail of over the counter meds. And since taking too many meds can hurt our liver and kidneys, I only take ‘em when I can no longer stand the pain.
Thankfully I haven’t gotten so ill that I needed to go to the doctor, knock on wood! Seriously though, I do wonder what I will do when the meds no longer work and I NEED to see a doctor, a dentist or get a new prescription for my glasses, which is long overdue.
I also wonder what I will do if I inherit one of my family’s disease like diabetes or cancer. Ugh, I don’t even want to think about that.
How SingleCare Can Help You Save Money on Healthcare and Prescription Meds
If you don’t have health insurance for whatever reason, you still need to have something to help you pay healthcare expenses like medical, dental and vision. You know – some kind of safety net in case of an emergency to help you pay those out-of-pocket expenses.
The same goes if you do have health insurance. If you don’t have a copay, you’re probably going to pay more out of pocket.
Nowadays the cost of an office visit is expensive – just for the consultation alone to see our family doctor is $75. And don’t get me started on prescription meds.
When I had insurance I was paying $10 for my son’s Depakote control his seizures. That amount jumped to $592 for a 90-day prescription without insurance. That was more than my car payment!
I know it’s mind-blowing, right?
So let me tell you what I learned about SingleCare.
First of all, you have to know that it’s not like other memberships that only offer discounts on prescription medications.
This is a FREE program that gives you discounts on meds PLUS vision and dental care as well as medical care regardless if you have health insurance or not.
And after learning all that, I wasn’t going to pass it up so I signed up to get my free card!
Here is more about SingleCare and how it works
After I created my account, I looked up the nearest vision care provider and it turns out the Walmart down the street from me accepts SingleCare.
And as you can see in the screenshot above members get a $25 discount off the first visit. Pretty cool, right?
With the SingleCare card, members also get a 55% savings off dental care. And finding a dentist won’t be hard because they have 200,000 dentists available nationwide.
I searched for dentist near me and found one less than 2 miles away! And as you can see from the screenshot above, there is a $40 savings off the first visit.
You know prescription medications are expensive. SingleCare’s prescription program gives members an 80% savings and they’ve partnered with 35,000 pharmacies nationwide.
Let’s say you get a prescription for Amoxicillin. All you have to do is enter the name of med in the search bar and you’ll get a comparison from top pharmacies so you know you’re getting the best deal.
Now what sealed the deal for me was the access to a virtual doctor for only $40. My family doctor charges $75 so I already see a savings. And best of all, no more sitting in a cold waiting room!
Last but not least, members can also see a counselor for issues like stress and depression as well as a dietitian for food allergies or a chronic disease.
Remember, SingleCare will not replace the mandated coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
This is a discount plan for anyone with or without healthcare coverage who needs help paying out of pocket expenses for medical, dental, vision care or prescription meds.
To learn more about SingleCare or to sign up to become a member, click here.
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