A Hmmmmmm Moment

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I take a medication daily. I have been taking this for about ten years and it is part of my routine along with vitamins and calcium. This particular medication was originally prescribed for me in New Jersey. My Dr. here allowed me to continue taking it.

So I was almost out, and there were no refills allowed. I called my Dr.'s office and the pharmacy indicated that it was ready. When I inquired as to the number of pills I was told there were 30. I was unhappy and called the Dr.'s office back only to be told it was the office policy not to prescribe or renew medication unless an annual exam had happened. I had an appointment scheduled but it was for February. Eventually they changed the amount in the prescription and I went to pick it up.

Guess what? The price for 30 tablets was exactly the same as it was for 90. I was and am really taken back by this. I knew there would be a differential for getting a smaller quantity, but this was incredible.

Imagine if this were true in other areas. Would you like one avocado or a dozen....same price.  You only want one car? Today we have a two for one sale.....Talk about wasteful.

 

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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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This story underscores what's wrong with our health care system in this country. Ridiculous. As you point out, it makes absolutely no sense. If you learn more, please share...I'm curious.  D

Jan 09, 2019 07:51 AM #9
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Hi Debb. You are exactly right and I am appalled. This is a difficult time to stay calm. TY    Sheil

Jan 09, 2019 08:01 AM #10
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Joyce Marsh
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I completely understand your frustration.  I recently went out of my network for medical services and talk about a mess.  They still cannot get my bill or charges straightened out. Everyone I talk to has a different story.

Jan 09, 2019 08:24 AM #11
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Sheila Anderson
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Hi Joyce. It is absurd. TY       Sheila

Jan 09, 2019 08:25 AM #12
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Hi Sheila- it is so frustrating these days and yes REFORM is the word.  Some people fall into kind of bubble at the end of the year if they're on Medicare and go over a certain amount allowed. They then have to pay full price for the prescription. 

Jan 09, 2019 08:36 AM #13
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It is inexplicable Kathy. TY      Sheila

Jan 09, 2019 08:39 AM #14
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Sharon Lee
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It is crazy for sure but it is that way for smaller everyday items in some respects. 

Jan 09, 2019 09:12 AM #15
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Sheila Anderson
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It is Sharon Lee. Too bad.        Sheila

Jan 09, 2019 09:25 AM #16
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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That is ridiculous, and whilst I understand the need for a doctor to want to seen you annualy before re-issuing a prescription, the pills should not be that different in price.

Jan 09, 2019 09:38 AM #17
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Sheila Anderson
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Hi Nick. It is ridiculous......TY     Sheila

Jan 09, 2019 09:43 AM #18
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Sheila - discussing healthcare,  insurance and/or the medical field seems to open a barrage of "Hmm Moments".  Indeed.

Jan 09, 2019 09:45 AM #19
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Sheila Anderson
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Hello again Michael. There is no question about that. Very sad. TY     Sheila

Jan 09, 2019 09:48 AM #20
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Nina Hollander
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OMG, Sheila! I've never heard of anything like that. I'd be insanely crazed if that had happened to me.

Jan 09, 2019 12:21 PM #21
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Sheila Anderson
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Hi Nina. I was. TY     Sheila

Jan 09, 2019 12:40 PM #22
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Sheila - I don't know where you get your prescriptions filled.  But, I take a low dose thyroid medication that I was being charged quite a bit for.  Guess what, I found it listed among the 400 or so generic prescriptions listed on the Walmart website that they fill for $4.00 a month, or $10.00 for 3 months.  That's less than my co-pay was.  Here's the link.  You might want to check it out.  I realize it won't help with your doctor-annual exam issue however.

https://www.walmart.com/cp/$4-prescriptions/1078664 

Jan 09, 2019 05:27 PM #23
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Sorry for this Sheila, it is just another example of the broken medical system.

Jan 09, 2019 06:20 PM #24
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Morning Sheila.

All of the medication I take is a 90 day supply.  You are correct about the price, interesting don't you think.  That's a statement, not a question.

Jan 10, 2019 01:53 AM #25
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Sheila Anderson
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Thanks Myrl. It isn't the cost because I don't take a less than 90 day supply. It is a fraud thing though. TY          Sheila

Jan 10, 2019 04:42 AM #26
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It is that Joe. TY       Sheila

Jan 10, 2019 04:43 AM #27
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Sheila Anderson
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Hi James. I think it is deplorable James. TY       Sheila

Jan 10, 2019 04:44 AM #28
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