How to Save on Prescription Medication

More than a third of Americans have had to go without prescription medication due to the cost.

Image of a variety of pills on top of a $100 bill.
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It’s become increasingly difficult for Americans to afford prescription medications

A March 2023 study from YouGov found 37% of Americans have had to forgo filling at least one prescription due to the cost. It also revealed 43% of women and 44% of people with an annual family income under $50,000 are most likely to not be able to afford prescription medication. 

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Erin Bendig
Personal Finance Writer

Erin pairs personal experience with research and is passionate about sharing personal finance advice with others. Previously, she was a freelancer focusing on the credit card side of finance, but has branched out since then to cover other aspects of personal finance. Erin is well-versed in traditional media with reporting, interviewing and research, as well as using graphic design and video and audio storytelling to share with her readers.