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akron42  
1434 posts
9/8/2006 6:10 pm

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9/16/2006 9:53 am

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Hubby is home from the hospital! We had to fill all his prescriptions because of new dosages, and got a pleasant surprise, Surprise being the keyword. We usually pay between $400 and $500 per month, and that's copays. This time it was only $275! I don't know if the girl made a mistake with the pricing or what, but all the meds are correct. What do people do who don't have insurance? I can't imagine having to choose between medicine and food or housing. Once again, our government at work! How do YOU handle the rising cost of healthcare and prescriptions? What the fuck are we gonna do when we retire? HELP!!!!

florallei 100F

9/8/2006 10:47 pm

Hi Hun,

I hope the new stuff works for hubby. Hey you have enough to worry about for now, don't worry about when you retire.
My mom and stepfather gets help with their prescriptions...they are retired and pay minimal so perhaps where you are that will also apply, I hope.
How is your AAAWWWEEEE Hun? Hope you are not overdoing physical activities. Hugs and love to YOU.
Flo


akron42 replies on 9/9/2006 10:27 am:
Hey sweetie!
The booboo is really good! No more pain which is awesome! I really appreciate all the support you and Tarzan gave me during this stressfull time. Things are definitely looking up!

Catdoc2000 58M

9/10/2006 6:07 pm

Until we get the insurance companies OUT of our healthcare it will keep gettng worse. It is all funny money that is moved from ledger to ledger except what you have to pay.


curiousinlorain7 60F

9/12/2006 9:00 pm

my daughter has no insurance... we got her prescription filled it cost us 18 and some change i had to get the same thing filled after my surgery.. we checked the bottles..the same thing!! mine was 20 co-pay WITH my insurance!!! go figure..


RevJoseyWales 70M/67F
14393 posts
9/14/2006 1:14 pm

rob 7-11's I guess. Just another wonderful day in Bush's corporate Amerika. Joe

"McVeigh had the right idea, wrong address."

"This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok."


Catdoc2000 58M

9/15/2006 6:37 pm

my daughter has no insurance... we got her prescription filled it cost us 18 and some change i had to get the same thing filled after my surgery.. we checked the bottles..the same thing!! mine was 20 co-pay WITH my insurance!!! go figure..

That is exactly what I am talking about the entire system is geared to charge 5 times more than the actual cost so that the deductible and or copay is actually a large portio of the true cost. I worked in the medical field in various capacities for over 10 yrs and I've had major medical treatments since then and I can tell you for a fact that there is a large disconnect between the reality of cost and what is charged. The fastest way to fix that is for everybody to pay for an manage their own healthcare. If your Dr will not make allowances for your paying in cash go to one that will!!!!!!


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