If you just pay 30 bucks, consider yourself lucky. I can't tell you how sick it is to hear someone complain about a 30 buck copay on a 200 plus drug. I try to rationalize it with them and explain a dinner at a fancy place costs double, gas tank filling is almost double or double, etc. I understand that medical care is overpriced, but a 30 buck copay? Please.
After the product is on the market, yes you could inquire with your insurance company regarding coverage parameters and copay for when and if you are prescribed Belviq. There is a good chance that you will have to meet a few criteria to be covered. Such as a high BMI, high- BP, and or Cholesterol etc. These are metabolic syndrome comorbidities and may be the key to coverage. Your Doctor will most likely need to document your qualifying parameters in what is termed a P/A or prior authorization to help you secure coverage after he/she prescribes Belviq for you. These are common place for branded medications especially new ones. JMO. Good luck to you and I hope that helps.