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1 posted on 02/23/2012 6:31:00 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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Active duty/Retiree Ping.


2 posted on 02/23/2012 6:32:23 PM PST by Jet Jaguar (Romney=Gun Grabber.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Dang...


3 posted on 02/23/2012 6:36:25 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Jet Jaguar
My view is persons need these pharmaceuticals and they should be convenient. And what’s convenient is to go to a neighborhood pharmacy,

I'm on a Medco plan, and nothing is as convenient as clicking a box on a website and taking the pills out of my mailbox a few days later. My Dr. sends the scrips via the internet to Medco, I approve the payment via their website, and they ship. That's for the chronic illness stuff I take every day. If I need a short termer, I can get it at WalMart or wherever.

4 posted on 02/23/2012 6:45:53 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: Jet Jaguar
In the normal course of events, if an institution decides to "raise prices" they do not declare that they are "saving money".

But I guess government is just different ...

It's kind of like when Obama decides to spend money on unions and says he is "investing".

5 posted on 02/23/2012 6:46:46 PM PST by ClearCase_guy ("And the public gets what the public wants" -- The Jam)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Funny, I just had a patient call today in regards to her Tri-Care dental benefits. I tried to explain to her they only cover 50%. She was not happy.

She called back, stating she spoke w/ them and they cover 100%. I took out her eob’s and told her exactly what was charged, told her they lied to her and they only cover 50% of her root canals.

Told her to look at her eob’s (which most people don’t understand, especially the elder ones). I gave her the breakdown of “patient pays”.

She said she couldn’t afford that and would have to make payments, which I said “of course, that’s not a problem”.

The MAJOR problem I face is that people, young and old think their medical/dental coverage covers 100%, which is bs.

Unless of course your on medicaid.....or decide not to pay for sh!t!


6 posted on 02/23/2012 6:59:54 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Any increase in what the parasites on Medicaid pay?

Ha ha ha of course not ... I crack myself up.

8 posted on 02/23/2012 7:21:14 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
This is just posturing. The Ultimate Goal of this tricare BS is to force Retirees, Stateside Active Duty, and dependents into Obama care...


9 posted on 02/23/2012 7:21:19 PM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Tricare by mail is OK for meds for on-going needs, but when you’re constantly changing meds it would be a burden on the elderly, and I don’t see how they could even do it with some pain killers that require the patient to sign for the prescription and sign again for the delivery. We’ll see how it goes. Shame it has come to this - shortchanging vets reflects poorly on the nation, but most here know that.


11 posted on 02/23/2012 7:30:25 PM PST by Ace's Dad (Reagan Contra; in-country off the USS Racine.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

My Mom has Tricare for Life. Her copays jumped up by ten dollars a script a few months ago..November, IIRC..So, it’s going to jump more?


12 posted on 02/23/2012 7:43:32 PM PST by sockmonkey
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To: Jet Jaguar
Unless Congress intervenes this year, however, co-pay increases for brand name drugs at retail will not be modest this October. Retirees, their families and active duty family members would begin paying $26 per drug for brand names at their local pharmacies, up from $12. The co-pay thereafter would climb by $2 more each year until reaching $34 in October 2016. After that, co-pays would be adjusted yearly based on overall medical inflation.

Co-pays for brand name drugs at mail order also would jump to $26 from $9, for a 90-day supply, and then climb slowly to $34 by October 2016.

I have absolutely no problem with higher co pays for Brand Name drugs if there is a generic that can treat the problem effectively.

I am a pharmacist and pay 86 dollars co pay for a 90 day fill of Dexilant which is dexlansoprolol. This irritates the hell out of me. I had failed therapy on other generics in this medicinal class.

As a pharmacist I always encourage people to take the generic equivalent or the generic in the same class. However, their are certain situations in which there is no alternative to the Brand Name drug.

16 posted on 02/23/2012 10:12:00 PM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Huge fee hikes from the Obama Administration for Americans who served:

Zero fee hikes for Obama's protected voting block:


17 posted on 02/24/2012 3:39:54 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Jet Jaguar

Bend over and grab your ankles, Vets!


18 posted on 02/24/2012 5:34:20 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I’ve always gotten any meds we needed through the mail or at the MTF. I didn’t even realize there was an option of getting them at a civilian pharmacy.


19 posted on 02/24/2012 11:11:51 AM PST by GATOR NAVY
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