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Why is StripSupply so much cheaper?
In major pharmacies, test strips can cost over $100 for a 50ct box. This is the price for a person with diabetes that pays out-of-pocket. This high price tag does not reflect the price most people pay.
If you are at all familiar with the American healthcare system, it should not be surprising to learn that the listed price is negotiated in private between the test strip manufacturer, insurance companies, and the pharmacy benefit managers. The test strip manufacturer sets an artificially high price then offers the pharmacy benefit manager and insurance company a large rebate in exchange for being included as a preferred test strip supplier.
If you are lucky enough to have insurance with no deductible - you only pay a copay and the list price is not important. However, for the uninsured or people with high deductible insurance, they are forced to pay the artificially high sticker price out-of-pocket. If you test multiple times a day, this can easily add up to hundreds of dollars a month.Take a look at StripSupply’s True Metrix pricing here. Please use coupon code SAVE50 to take an additional 50% off.