Friday, April 22, 2011


Medical insurance doesn't kick in until June at my new job so yesterday I had to pick up my three monthly prescriptions and went into speechless shock. I bet my jaw dropped so low that the woman at the drive through window couldn't see it because it was on the floor! My usual bill of $12.00 cost me a whopping $175.00! I debated skipping them but decided against it. One keeps my blood pressure under control, one helps regulate my insulin, and the third keeps me sane:)

I knew it wasn't going to be $12.00 but never dreamed insurance covered so much of it.


Sherry said...

It's awful how much it cost for insurance and medicine. Our insurance changes a little each year. With ours you have the choice of paying more for insurance or having a big deductible and this year ours doesn't pay anything on medicine until we meet our deductibles.

Nancy Bristow said...

Debbie aka Tory...Yeah, it's a real eyeopener. Even when I had company insurance my co-pay for prescriptions was never only 12.00 nor were my premiums negligible. Sigh. None of it makes sense. The exact same drugs are different prices to different people depending on ~~~God only knows what. I want to say income level but that would not be the determining factor nor accurate.

My conclusion is it depends on the phases of the moon. Same goes for ordinary medical procedures etc.

It's interesting to look closely at a prescription receipt...retail price is listed (mine say CASH PRICE--what drug cost) along with AMOUNT DUE (what is actually paid). What IS paid is different for everybody and it's enough to blow the top of my head off. ~Nancy