Finding out that you have a long term illness, irrespective of whether it is a serious terminal illness or a routine illness like diabetes, can be a major burden on you and your family. Healthcare is one of the most expensive expenses that most people have to deal with in their lifetime and finding out that you will need to continuously take medication for the rest of your life can be a severe financial burden in addition to being an emotional burden due to all the changes you will now need to make in your life.

Make financial plans

You will need to start making immediate financial plans in order to deal with this illness as you will now have countless expenses in terms of medication, hospital bills and doctors’ bills. You will now need to make big changes in your lifestyle in order to save money such as giving up on many of the luxuries that you once enjoyed even to the point of selling your vehicle and some of your belongings. You can also look for a discount pharmacy online where you will be able to purchase your daily medications at a lower cost if you purchase them in bulk. However, it is vital that you check the expiry date of these medications in order to ensure that you do not buy too much.

With many online pharmacy prescription drugs, they manage to sell the medication cheaper because they are selling it to you in bulk unlike your hospital which will keep a big mark up on the medication when selling it to you. However, it is important that you make sure that the medication you are buying is the original medication with the same brand name instead of a cheap knock off of the medication which could cause you to get very sick or even die.

Another idea is to reach out to the parent company or the supplier of the medication in your country that sells the medication to the hospital and request to buy the medication directly from them instead of paying the middle man, the hospital. This should eliminate the hospitals markup saving you a lot of money in the process. There is nothing much you can do to save money on hospital bills however, if you make an immediate change in your lifestyle and your diet, you might find that you can control the illness right there by switching to a healthy, clean plant based diet making you need less visits to the hospital.