PREPARED PATIENT BLOG

Patients and experts explore what it takes to find good health care and make the most of it.

Ali Khoshnevis is a practicing optometrist and the CEO of WeRx.org, a pharmacy price comparison site and app with the goal of helping patients find the lowest cost medications in their neighborhood. You can follow him on Twitter at @AliKhoshnevis.


Co-Insurance for Medications: A Troubling Trend for Consumers

Ali Khoshnevis | April 14, 2014
As the health care system changes in the coming years, one particular trend that will negatively impact consumers' out-of-pocket costs is the use of co-insurance (instead of a co-pay) for expensive specialty medications. Approximately 57 million Americans rely on these drugs to maintain their health, and it is disheartening to learn that many people are suffering because their medications have become too expensive...

Price Shopping Pharmacies Is the Key to Saving on Meds

Ali Khoshnevis | September 12, 2013
Sumanah was a 26-year-old event planner in New York City when she was suddenly diagnosed with congestive heart failure. After learning that some pharmacies can be upwards of 16 times more expensive than others, Sumanah was able to price shop for the right pharmacy and save a lot on her prescription costs. You can too...