I recieved a request from a loyal reader!
Hey lets hear some bitchin about the God damn medicaid people that drive thru the drive thru in a lexus picking up there free cialis!! Then they bitch when some of them have to pay a dollar co pay!!! Boo fuckin who! I wish my co-pay’s were a fuckin dollar. Keep it coming brother i love the blog!
I have this theory that goes something like this:
“Your Rx copays are directly proportional to your income”
It seems like us as a society decided to take all the “less fortunate” and put them on the best damn insurance plan on the planet. Thats right! An insurance plan so good, that until the first of the year they had zero copays on all the new and spiffy trade name medication!
Nothing used to piss me off more than seeing a MedicAid patient come in (before the first) and bitch and moan that they wanted ‘trade name’ medication. That generics ‘didnt work’ or ‘they made me sick’. Hearing that is a virtual bitchslap to the faces of all the taxpaying citizens that allow this person to exist a somewhat normal life. My boss used to say “If I could buy the same insurance that the MedicAid patients have, I’d do it in a heartbeat”. Well you can, its called “Cash”. Give it all to me, then you can be on the same insurance plan as MedicAid patients.
Then came Medicare Part D. For as much as this fucked over pharmacies and caused pharmacists’ heads to explode, it gave me a glimmer of happiness watching all of the people who drive their escaldes and lexus’ around now having to pay 1 or 3 dollars for their medication. At least now they dont call in “all my regular meds” because of the copays. But that just turned to frustration when they blamed me for their now completely-too-expensive copays.
One person bitched so much about paying a $3 copay for a $200 medication that I took all of her Rx’s back, switched them all back to cash, and gave it back to her. She promptly shut the fuck up, and kindly payed her 5 dollars worth of copays (for 3 medications) and has never bitched again. I could hear pharmacists everywhere cheering at the small victory I made that day. God how I wish i could tell people how I really think.
People honestly need a reality check when it comes to medication pricing. People take the system (which they dont contribute to; unless you count babies and self-induced “disablities”) for granted so blantanly that its a bitchslap to those of us who put in 9 hours a day because we have enough self-respect and dignity not to rely on a state system to pay for our lives. Sometimes I wonder if I made the wrong decision.
Now the system is of course being used properly to act as a crutch to help people get back on their feet. However that doesnt make for good bitching..
Yes, I know i’m an asshole and I’m going straight to Hell when I die.
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