So the other day I went to my pharmacy with a prescription for a 90 day supply of a generic drug. When I went to pick it up, the pharmacist said, insurance would only cover 30 days. So I said fine and paid $ 9.99 for the 30 day supply and left the pharmacy. But later on I got to thinking what would the drug cost if I wanted to just pay for it myself ? So I called the pharmacy and they said it would cost about $ 25.00 for the 90 days. So today I went back to the pharmacy and got the remaining 60 pills of the prescription for the sum total of $ 1.90. I guess on the phone they gave me the "cash" price, but I got the super secret good customer price of $11.89 ? I don't know but keeping the insurance company out of it saved me about $ 18.00. The pharmacist said they don't normally suggest keeping the insurance company out of the equation because it can lead to abuse. A patient can come in and fill a prescription for 90 days worth of a drug and then go get another prescription and fill it somewhere else for another 90 days. I never even thought about it but from now on if I have a generic prescription for some generic drug, I will ask what it costs without the insurance company involvement. Obviously I won't try it with insulin and the like, but heck if I can save some money on lipitor or zestril why not ?