The federal law on health care is currently going through a very uncertain period. The House of Representatives has passed the American Health Care Act in an attempt to overturn the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. However, many of the provisions are very unpopular, such as the one that would let states opt out of the restriction against changing rates based on preexisting conditions. In fact, the Senate has promised to create their own health care bill, so it may take months even if nothing else happens to complicate the situation.
As far as lowering prescription drug costs goes, it’s a goal that both parties can agree on but which both parties seem to have trouble acting on. Recently, Senator Bernie Sanders has created a bill that would allow Americans to import some of their prescription drugs from Canada, where the same pills are often sold at a fraction of the list price set in America. The bill would also attempt to remove some of the ways pharmaceutical companies can increase their prices without any consequences.
For the moment, the only thing most Americans can do is watch as lawmakers debate and vote on bills and acts. Despite passing the House in record time, the AHCA seems like it’s still very much in the early stages and will face some major changes before everything is said and done. It’s hard to predict what will happen to the bill in the future or what changes will come based on the situation in Washington right now, but it’s still important to keep track of the changes as they happen and as they are eventually implemented.
But one thing that’s not unpredictable are the savings you can get by using a USRx pharmacy discount card at any of the over 60,000 pharmacies nationwide that accept it. These discounts can be up to 75 percent off the list price, meaning you might not have to buy medications from Canada to get a good deal.
You also won’t have to worry about your insurance, because you can pay whichever price is better, the USA Rx discount or your insurance copay. And even if your insurance doesn’t cover a drug, you can still most likely get a discount with our card. You can find out more by calling our toll-free number at 888-277-3911 or by dropping us an email at [email protected]