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INSURANCE COPAY INCREASE
self | February 28, 2013 | swampsniper

Posted on 02/27/2013 11:04:59 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER

I just refilled prescriptions for the month. It varies, some of them are as needed and I can sometimes skip a month.

If nothing changes my monthly copay is now going to average $90.00 more, at least an $1080.00 year increase.

I sure hope Fluke enjoys her free birth control!


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: copay; cost; drugs; pharmaceuticals
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1 posted on 02/27/2013 11:05:10 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I just have to not go to the dr anymore....I had a physical with labs and one xray on a sore knee and it's almost like I don't even have insurance....

oh, to be on medicaid or medicare and have OTHERS pay for me....

2 posted on 02/27/2013 11:16:53 PM PST by cherry
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Rush was talking about Donna Brazil complaining about her insurance going up this morning. She went to their office and


3 posted on 02/27/2013 11:24:01 PM PST by itsahoot (MSM and Fox free since Nov 1st. If it doesn’t happen here then it didn't happen.)
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To: cherry

Without the meds I’d be DRT in about 24 hours.


4 posted on 02/27/2013 11:24:50 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: itsahoot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0NCSPh4HvM

Precious throw dat table like a frisbee! LOL!


5 posted on 02/27/2013 11:39:21 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I don’t mean this as a joke. The left thinks that if it is “right” for people to have something that all you need to do is pass a law and print more money. They are living in an economic fantasy land. Sadly, reason is beyond them. They think they are fixing health care when in fact they are destroying it.


6 posted on 02/28/2013 12:00:04 AM PST by Essie
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To: Essie

The kids are all paying increased payroll tax, gas is up, groceries are up and income is just sitting still. It isn’t possible to build up any reserves, if something big breaks down we are screwed.


7 posted on 02/28/2013 12:09:47 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I only have a house payment and one car payment. My budget is $3,000 a month. It’s hard to come in under budget. The only thing we do is go to the grocery store and doctors’ visits. Gas prices are up. Food is up. Everything that’s delivered by a truck is up. So, it gets harder and harder to make the budget. Then a tooth ache starts. My dog has an ulcerated cornea and that’s a few hundred bucks. And truthfully, we feel like we’ve really been placed. I have no idea how people really up against it with kids are making it. And even more so, I can’t understand how some of them can still vote for obama.


8 posted on 02/28/2013 12:45:11 AM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

In this vein, my son, who happens to work for UPS, is in the middle of contract negations and the company asked/told the union they want full and PTers pay for their health insurance. All of it. Employee portion of Health care premiums to retirees costs skyrocket.

“Sniper, do you live w/in driving distance of a Walmart? I’ve found their prices are the best/cheapest.

Dunno what kind of rapport you have w/ your doc, but I make sure I whine and snivel to him about this dilemma of costs of drugs, and he always, always, sends me home with a bag of drugs from his supply/sample closet. I have him so conditioned....I don’t have to *cry* anymore. Really.


9 posted on 02/28/2013 12:58:38 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

The expensive ones, Advair and Spiriva, aren’t any cheaper at Walmart. The pharmacy I use now delivers. I’ve had to depend on that since the kids had to start traveling all over the county to work.


10 posted on 02/28/2013 1:06:00 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I'm not sure if any of this applies to you; but there are at least a couple of ways to increase the uptake of some medications, so that you could take smaller doses. That might mean you could use less of the medication, and make your prescriptions go further.

Here's an article about how grapefruit (and other juices) can multiply the potency of a medication.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9702908/Grapefruits-can-trigger-overdoses-in-dozens-of-medicines-researchers-warn.html

Alternatively, you might benefit from taking the medicine sublingually. That way, the medicine is absorbed directly into the blood stream; and doesn't have to make it past the kidneys first.

Neither of these methods works for all drugs. Naturally, you should consult your physician first.

11 posted on 02/28/2013 2:00:57 AM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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"make it past the kidneys liver first.
12 posted on 02/28/2013 2:06:13 AM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Try Sam’s Club Pharmacy, if you are a member, and ask them to quote prices without insurance.

My kid’s meds are alot cheaper because we refuse to run it through our prescription “benefit”.


13 posted on 02/28/2013 3:06:15 AM PST by LadyBuck (Illegal aliens are like sperm. Millions get in but only one works....)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I see. Check your FReepmail.


14 posted on 02/28/2013 3:07:42 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Can you get your meds mailorder? Ours are about 2/3 the price of what we’d pay at Costco.


15 posted on 02/28/2013 3:16:09 AM PST by old and tired
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

National Health Care plan = don’t get sick.


16 posted on 02/28/2013 3:24:32 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: old and tired

I might be able to get them cheaper online but my insurance wouldn’t cover any of it at all.


17 posted on 02/28/2013 3:52:12 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

We gotta pay for those aids patients, sex “change” operations, and abortions.


18 posted on 02/28/2013 4:02:47 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
Advair and Spiriva are inhaled. Nothing else I take is expensive but those are more expensive than gold or inkjet ink.

I eat a lot of citrus anyway, if they're in season I've always got a bag of oranges sitting near the computer.

19 posted on 02/28/2013 4:04:08 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

My Anthem-Blue Cross coverage was dropped. It provided generic prescriptions with “0” co-pays. My new coverage has co-pays of almost $8.00 for generics and reduced hospitalization benefits.


20 posted on 02/28/2013 4:21:29 AM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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