Tuesday January 14th 2014, 10:02 pm
Filed under: Life,Politics

According to the Washington Post, the drug companies average a 19.9% return on revenue, and the problem isn’t the strength of the insurers (who make 2.2%), it’s that they’re weak: they can’t band together to negotiate lower prices. So.

Another year, another first time in January at the pharmacy. Same guy. He’s the manager now.

He looked at me with a wry smile after entering my insurance info and the amount rang up. “You want to know what it’s going to be this time?”

“Like last year when we met the year’s deductible in one day here?”

He handed me the slip and let me see for myself. Not quite three thousand. Fun times. Having no choice, I handed him my credit card.


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Argh. And, knit on. I’ve been thinking of you and hoping for the best.

Comment by RobinH 01.15.14 @ 7:18 am

Just the sound of that hurts. I have never seen the point of the expensiveness of certain drugs. You can buy pain pills rather cheap while stuff that actually improves the quality of life, without the addiction problems is outrageous. Here’s hoping things look up in the future.
Take care.

Comment by Kris 01.15.14 @ 7:26 am

Oh my–that is terrible. Isn’t there any way out–like help from the drug company or something? I wish I could offer more than condolences.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 01.15.14 @ 10:01 am

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