You May Be Paying More for Prescription Drugs If You Use Your Health Insurance

If you think using your insurance always gets you the lowest price on prescription drugs, you could be wrong.

Earlier this year, Megan Schultz walked into a CVS pharmacy in California to pick up a prescription.

She used her insurance co-payment and paid $166 for the generic drug.

What she didn’t know was that if she’d paid in cash, that same generic would have

Schultz filed a lawsuit against CVS Health on Aug. 7, saying the chain overcharges customers who pay for certain generic drugs using their insurance.

If you think using your insurance always gets you the lowest price on prescription drugs, you could be wrong.

Earlier this year, Megan Schultz walked into a CVS pharmacy in California to pick up a prescription.

She used her insurance co-payment and paid $166 for the generic drug.

What she didn’t know was that if she’d paid in cash, that same generic would have 

Schultz filed a lawsuit against CVS Health on Aug. 7, saying the chain overcharges customers who pay for certain generic drugs using their insurance.

Those costs can actually exceed the cost of the medication itself, the lawsuit states.

Not only that, the lawsuit further alleges that the company intentionally keeps this pricing structure hidden from consumers.

“CVS, motivated by profit, deliberately entered into these contracts, dedicating itself to the secret scheme that kept customers in the dark about the true price’’ of drugs, Schultz’s lawyers told the 

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