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Can I use SingleCare if I have Medicaid?

Cropped SingleCare logo By | October 8, 2019

At SingleCare, we believe that you should be able to get the best price possible for your prescription, no matter your insurance status. Meaning, you can use the SingleCare pharmacy savings card to reduce prices on your prescriptions even if you’re eligible for Medicare or Medicaid benefits. It’s not illegal, or against the rules. 

How do you use SingleCare if you have Medicaid?

SingleCare can help you save up to 80% on prescription medications—reducing drug costs so you have more money left for your other essential expenses. All you have to do visit our website. You can text the Rx card to yourself or print it immediately. Whether you text, print, or email it to yourself, you can use all three versions at the pharmacy. 

It’s important to note: You can’t use SingleCare and Medicaid benefits at the same time. But you can use SingleCare if our prices are lower than Medicaid, or if a prescription isn’t covered by your benefits. When you use your SingleCare card, the pharmacy processes it instead of your Medicaid card, not in conjunction with your Medicaid card. Meaning, you get a savings on the “cash price” for that medication.

When can you use SingleCare instead of Medicaid?

1. Medicaid doesn’t cover a prescription.

Prescription drug coverage is an optional Medicaid benefit. Currently all states offer it and cover the costs of prescriptions. But, they can decide which medications are preferred and which are excluded. So all medications might not be included.

Let’s say you need a medication that costs $50, and Medicaid doesn’t cover it. SingleCare offers savings on many prescriptions. Depending on medication and location, the SingleCare price could be only $10. The pharmacist can use the SingleCare card, or a SingleCare coupon, to give you the lower price.

2. When SingleCare prices are lower than your copay.

States can impose copays on Medicaid services and prescriptions. What you’re responsible for out-of-pocket is income-based. Depending on your or your family’s situation, your prescription copay could be $4, $8, or up to 20% of what the agency pays for non-preferred drugs. The SingleCare price for a prescription may be lower than your Medicare copay. In that case, you can ask the pharmacist to use your SingleCare Rx card when checking out instead.

3. To compare prices on your prescriptions.

You can use singlecare.com to compare which pharmacy has the lowest prices. Find your location, then type in your prescription name. You’ll see various pharmacies and the discounted pricing options. You should compare our prices with the out-of-pocket (or cash) price for the drug. You can use SingleCare to secure lower prices at major pharmacies including CVS, Walmart, Walgreens, Albertsons, Kroger, Target, Longs Drugs, Duane Reade, and many more.

Wondering what’s the catch? There isn’t one! SingleCare partners directly with pharmacies, which lets us offer you lower prices. We receive a small fee from our pharmacy partners when you use your SingleCare card to save, which is how we can offer the service to you for free. Pharmacies choose to do business with us because we keep our business practices transparent, our prices consistent, and we help bring customers to their pharmacy.

If you have any more questions, feel free to call us at 1-844-234-3057 or find us on Facebook.