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To: Hojczyk

I helped a friend get a prescription

They originally filled it with a name brand medicine, for $400, and told her her ‘co-pay’ would be $40. They thought she had insurance through a certain company.

When she told them she had no insurance, they re-filled it with a generic brand for $25. (made by the same manufacturer, without the name brand bottle)

People have NO INCENTIVE to shop around, even when it would have saved her $15 more. the pharmacy would not have told her about the other medicine by their own volition.

Only in an idiotic system like ours is this possible.


3 posted on 08/22/2013 8:02:10 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Mr. K

My insurance policy through my former employer required a $10.00 co-pay for prescriptions. I left my job and did not continue my insurance. When I got my prescriptions filled, same drugs, same quanity, the cost was $8.25 each.


20 posted on 08/22/2013 9:00:17 AM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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