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How do people not get this?

Tonight I had to pick up a prescription after work.

When I went to pay, I discovered that my copayment had quadrupled.

I live in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania has been in the news lately because during the town hall health care meetings, Senator Arlen Specter has been getting screamed at left and right.

Tonight so thoroughly pissed me off that I came home and sent Senator Specter an email. In it, I basically told him that those of us who have to WORK for a living can't (generally) take the time off to go to those meetings, and that WE'RE the ones who need his help.

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ratphooey
Aug. 19th, 2009 03:47 am (UTC)
Ack.

You're sure that it has actually quadrupled, and that it wasn't some dumb insurance company error?
hopita
Aug. 19th, 2009 03:49 am (UTC)
I had the pharmacist doublecheck.

She said it was on my insurance company's "new fee schedule, effective July 1."

Premiums go up, coverage goes down.
ratphooey
Aug. 19th, 2009 03:51 am (UTC)
Call them and yammer.
_aqualung_
Aug. 19th, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
At least you have prescription coverage. I'm currently without any insurance (though I signed up for a "limited liability" plan through The Concourse during their open enrollment. That will have a $50/month cap on perscriptions. In the meantime, I continue to pay out of pocket.

I scratched my cornea a couple of weeks ago removing a contact lens. My doctor's visit was covered at America's Best, because I joined their Eye Care Club last year. I needed antibiotic eye drops. The perscription cost me $61, and I missed two shifts of work
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