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    Medication charges

    Post by makem on 27/09/10, 11:49 pm

    Does your Lao Po pay the full cost of prescribed medication or, just the charge which the chemist asks for? The chemist is unlikely to ask whether she is entitled to any subsidy?

    Am I right that all prescribed medication for the under 60's is subsidised?

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    Post by Guest on 27/09/10, 11:57 pm

    If your wife as a settlement visa she's entitled to subsidise prescription charges just as she's entitled to free medical care

    There is the standard prescription charge which I think is 7-20 if the medication cost less you still have pay the full charge so it's not necessary always subsidised. All National Health prescription charges are 7-20 regardless of the costs medication for all under sixties
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    Post by makem on 28/09/10, 12:07 am

    Robert wrote:If your wife as a settlement visa she's entitled to subsidise prescription charges just as she's entitled to free medical care

    There is the standard prescription charge which I think is 7-20 if the medication cost less you still have pay the full charge so it's not necessary always subsidised. All National Health prescription charges are 7-20 regardless of the costs medication for all under sixties

    Thanks Robert.

    Is the 7.20 per item or per prescription?

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    Post by Guest on 28/09/10, 12:08 am

    per item
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    Post by nigelld7 on 28/09/10, 01:13 am

    makem wrote:
    Robert wrote:If your wife as a settlement visa she's entitled to subsidise prescription charges just as she's entitled to free medical care

    There is the standard prescription charge which I think is 7-20 if the medication cost less you still have pay the full charge so it's not necessary always subsidised. All National Health prescription charges are 7-20 regardless of the costs medication for all under sixties

    Thanks Robert.

    Is the 7.20 per item or per prescription?

    If your a sheep lover and live in Wales, there's no prescription charge! I think it is the same in Scotland but Dave McKendrick can confirm. Think wisely where you settle. lol!
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    Re: Medication charges

    Post by handyal on 28/09/10, 05:47 am

    Most chemists are honest enough to tell you if the item is cheaper without a prescription

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    Post by Guest on 28/09/10, 06:08 am

    You quite right Nigel Wales was the first country in UK to give free prescription charges to all citizens Scotland I think it was last year announced free prescription charges as well I don't know if they have implemented the new changes yet.

    But in England it reckon about 70 per cent of the people don't pay the prescription charges if you're claiming tax working credits or you diabetes and other illnesses your exempt.

    Handyal.

    If the chemist informed you that the medicine is cheaper than the actual prescription charges and doesn't charge you the full prescription charges he is actually breaking the law and is licence can be withdrawn. Another useless piece of information lol
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    Post by davidmckendrick on 28/09/10, 07:27 am

    Hi, I'm afraid we still have to pay for prescriptions in Scotland. I'm not sure how much but I think it is about 4 per item or 10 for all prescriptions for 4 months. My wife does have to pay the same as me but she does sometimes import medicines for herself from Nanning.
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    Post by makem on 28/09/10, 12:45 pm

    Robert wrote:
    Handyal.

    If the chemist informed you that the medicine is cheaper than the actual prescription charges and doesn't charge you the full prescription charges he is actually breaking the law and is licence can be withdrawn. Another useless piece of information lol

    I think Alan means that you don't actually 'use' the prescription, just buy the item off the shelf. Therefore no lawbreaking because the prescription is torn up and treated just as if the Doctor has written the item name on scrap paper for you. If the item is only available on prescription, you must pay the correct charge.

    I have done this in the past. The gainer is the Doctor who gets payment for isuing the prescription, but then, they get paid for bliddy breathing nowadays!

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    Post by Guest on 28/09/10, 03:02 pm

    Yes Eric lol

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    Post by CPRSCC on 01/10/10, 08:06 am

    For those wondering about the same question in Australia, the answer is yes, she can get subsidised prescriptions, provided she has a Medicare card. Most chemists will offer a generic brand of the same medicine if it's available and cheaper and if it's prescription only they'll supply on the prescription. If not, then just sell it to you at the usual price.
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    Post by Beijing2008 on 04/10/10, 05:01 pm

    In NL you pay a general own risk in the Health Insurance of 225 a year for all , not for your MD.
    And a fee for some medication like sleeping pills.
    So if you have to go a few times to a specialist, the Own Risk is gone fast.
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    Post by makem on 12/10/10, 05:37 pm

    I can confirm the per item prescription charge is 7.20

    Just had to pay 14.40!

    These bliddy Chinese wives cost!

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