No no, I’m not going to give our dear friend Ken a good beat-down like some of you have been hoping. I’ll get my revenge when he asks for his Vicodin and Soma a week early and his doctor and I (in some “fuck fuck paternalistic plot fuck fuck” tell him to go “paternally fuck” himself). Besides, you all have shown him the errors of his
life way better than I could. Seriously, 50 comments and counting wasting this douche bag surprised the hell out of me.
Before I start bitching about old people and Medicare part D, I would like to bring to light the best comment I think I have ever received.
All you people who think TAP is so funny and so smart. You know who you
are. The ones who come here daily and encourage him and his behavior.
Will you still be proud of yourself when this human time bomb goes to
work one day and shoots up a group of innocent people? There is no one
more psycho and disgruntled than TAP. You people couldn’t care less
about him. If you did you would try to help him with his displaced
anger, instead of being the enablers that you are. I hope when you read
about him in the newspaper one day, you take your share of the guilt.
Wait, are you saying that there is nobody on this earth more psycho and disgruntled than me? Oh how my heart flutters with bile and hatred! Take that Angriest Pharmacist and DrugMonkey! Have you gotten a comment saying that you’re a time bomb? Have you gotten anything that predicts you murdering a bunch of innocent people? No! Me – 1 and You – 0! But realistically, “try to help him with his displaced anger”? Give me a break. This isn’t a self-help group therapy site! Lets all sit around the ScriptPro and sing songs of peace. Obviously Marcia W, poster of the comment above, needs a big helping of the clue-bat to realize what kind of site this is. Of course she agrees with Ken, so shes probably with Ken asking if he can get his narcs early if she pays for them with a two-party check.
Anyway, since this isn’t the Ken and Marcia show, and all of you “enablers” out there (50+ comments and counting!) are about to get fucked over on the first of this year, lets get back to the task at hand.
I have an idea. Lets take a insurance plan and make it as complicated as possible. Lets add shit like deductibles, a coverage gap (aka: doughnut hole), catastrophic coverage, multi-tiered copay systems, the works. Now lets force the one class of people who have the least amount of understanding: The Old. Now lets pawn the explanation of everything to our local pharmacist who we will pay $2.00 above cost for this service. Lets send out ID cards with the wrong information on them as well send deceptive ads and salesmen around to complicate and confuse things even more.
That boys and girls, is Medicare Part D, and its the utter-clusterfuck of pharmacy. They have made the absolute complex insurance plan possible and forced the old and stupid to use it. Lets face it, the 65+ crowd aren’t the sharpest crayons in the box and are the most willing to bitch and moan.
On the first of the new year, retail pharmacy as a collective will either stick the proverbial shotgun in their mouths and pull the trigger, or will drink themselves into oblivion. On the first is when all of the deductibles reset (and yes, you WILL have to explain what a deductible is to the same patient for the nth time in a row), plans merge, shuffle around, Argus and Wellpoint go down, etc. Its going to be a mess.
However seniors, being old and confusable, forget about a few years ago when there was no Medicare Part D and they had to PAY OUT OF POCKET FOR EVERYTHING minus that measly discount the Medicare card gave them. How quickly they bitch about $3.10 COMPLETELY FORGETTING they were paying $65 just a few years ago. “I’m old and I deserve something.” Yeah, well I’m not old, you’re using up the Medicare money that I put in but will never see, and I hope your little electric scooter shorts out in the parking lot so I can laugh at you. You would think they would learn the routine now that Medicare part D has been out for 4? 5? years. Yeah, you would think.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, that Medicare Part D is a mean and cruel joke on the old and stupid and revenge on pharmacists.
I’m dreading the first
- Trying to not kill your patients.
- An open letter to my patients.
- The FDA obviously hates the public and needs to lay off the crack pipe.
- How to make your pharmacy career less painful.
- Cleanup on aisle 4.. now 5… oh damn.
- Shooting yourself in the foot, 10% at a time.
- All in the same boat
- Careastatin, 0 refills remaining.
- How to succeed at retail pharmacy according to the chains
- The dreaded RTS