Medicare Part D – Aftermath

Sorry I havent been posting much. This medicare part D bullshit has finally stopped hitting the fan, so now I have a breather.
Things are pretty bad in the retail biz now. The reimbursement rates are a staggering low. I mean, i tip my fucking pizza boy more than I get paid for filling your mothers prescription. Patient care took a backseat to paying the bills and putting food on the table.
President Bush burned his bridge with me. Yeah, I voted for him (Kerry was a douche), but saying that we need to protect our seniors from those greedy pharmacists was the final straw. His administration trusted our senior’s care to a bunch of dipshit private companies who cant pour piss out of a bucket. We picked up the ball after they dropped it and worked our asses off to cover their fuckups. Now he’s got the balls to say that we’re greedy? Thanks a fucking lot! We’ll see how long you have to wait for your next prescription!
At least the insurance companies that totally fucked up are giving us a little respect and kind words. Now if they’ll just take the dagger out of our backs and look us in the face as they are fucking us over we’ll be happy.
Not good, really really not good.

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4 Comments

  1. Em says:

    Excellent blog. Perfect title too. We’re just dipping out toe into blogging over at pharmacytimes.com and it’s good to see others out there doing the same.

  2. Art Vandelay says:

    Voted for Bush did you? NO SYMPATHY then. The Republican Medicare Part Disaster plan was passed into law before the election, and anyone who had spent more than 2 minutes working in a drugstore knew it was going to be a goddamn train wreck. So you knew, or should have known….what was coming and voted for the moron monkey man anyway. That means you deserve what you got. I however, didn’t deserve it, as I would have voted for the next customer to walk up to my counter over president english as a second language….

  3. drugnazi says:

    Angry Dude,
    Thought this little tidbit was illustrative of what we’ve been going through with the Medicare Part D(isater) bullshit. From The Center For American Progress:
    “President Bush’s new Medicare drug plan is so confusing ‘even the parents of Michael Leavitt, secretary of the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department, ended up picking a plan that put their retiree medical coverage at risk. And this after Leavitt helped his parents in making their initial selection.”
    Got that? This clown WAS IN CHARGE OF THE DEPARTMENT THAT IMPLEMENTED THIS FUCK UP AND HE ALMOST COST HIS PARENTS THEIR INSURANCE COVERAGE BY PICKING THE WRONG PLAN.
    The guys parents by the way, were quoted at the time in The Salt Lake Tribune as saying the enrollment process had been “smooth” and the program was “a guaranteed money-saver.” Oh….and the father….made his fortune in THE INSURANCE BUSINESS. Honestly. I couldn’t make something like that up if I tried.
    So to recap….rich white folks in the insurance industry whose son was in charge of the program get it wrong. And I work with customers who are predominantly poor, many of whom speak English as a second language, and almost universally stupid. I think you can see why I’ve started drinking again.

  4. browndav says:

    I heard that bush was bashing pharmacists. I’m curious to find out exactly what he said. Does anyone have a link where I can read what he said more specifically? Thanks!

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